Plain Endurance Runs

  Start time: 5:00 AM
  Plain, WA
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Races at this event

  • 100K / 62.1M — Trail Run
  • 100K / 62.1M — Trail Run

Event Info

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Plain, WA


The first eight years of the Plain 100 there were only four finishers! In time folks figured out how to manage themselves on our course. Approximately 35% now finish.

In Ultra running circles, the Plain Endurance Runs are singularly unique. Plain isn’t just the name of a town in Eastern Washington, it describes this race itself. Plain and simple; it’s you and you alone against the course. You receive no aid in the form of; pacers, course markings or aid stations. Our volunteers staff checkpoints but, it’s Plain, they leave you to your own abilities. It’s like climbing Mt. Everest without the aid of supplemental oxygen. Hence our motto, “The Plain Endurance Runs are just Plain tough”. If you’re looking for the ultimate challenge you’ve come to the right place.

For those of you that want the Plain experience but don’t want the full meal deal, we have an entrée for you; the Plain 100K, one loop instead of two.

$120 Pre-register only by Sept 9, 2016. No day of race. Limited to 75 Runners ($115 cancellation refund before 9/9/16). Guest dinners $10 per person

5:00 AM at DEEP CREEK, “midpoint” of 100 mile, finish to 100k and 100 mile. Park along the road 6101 or in DEEP CREEK camp ground just behind the start area.

From Lake Wenatchee Rec Club - 15 minutes travel time
Turn LEFT on CHIWAWA LOOP RD and travel 4.7 miles to Thousand Trails
Turn LEFT on LOWER CHIWAWA RIVER RD (just past Thousand Trails building) and follow 1.6 miles to DEEP CREEK
Turn right into parking area on USFS Rd 6101 or park to the left
Only park on one side of the road to leave room for vehicles

YES, Lake Wenatchee Rec Club. The start is about 7 miles from the LWRC at DEEP CREEK. You may leave your car here and carpool. There isn't much parking at DEEP CREEK. You may sleep in your car. You may have a motor home. STAY OFF AIRFIELD. After start of the race, there are no more activities at LWRC. It will be LOCKED.

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