In light of the high DNF rate on this demanding course, we have increased the qualification standards, now requiring all registrants to complete a trail race of at least 50 miles and 7,000′ of climbing. The qualifying race must be run after January 1, 2016 and prior to registration for the 2017 Castle Peak 100k.
Some 50k races are so challenging that we will consider them qualifiers as well. Please email Peter at email@example.com if you have questions or another race you feel has prepared you to run the Castle Peak 100k.
Suggested qualifying races
These are examples (and some exceptions.) This list is not exhaustive… see requirements above!
March: Marin Ultra Challenge 50-miler (11,000 ft) Marin, CA
April: Sonoma 50 (10,500 ft) Healdsburg, CA
April: Tillamook Burn 50-miler (9,300 ft) Portland, OR
April: Canyons 50km (9,000ft gain) Foresthill, CA
May: Quad Rock 50m (11,000 ft) Fort Collins, CO
May: Silver State 50m (9,200 ft) Reno, NV
June: Squaw Peak 50m (14,000 ft gain) Provo, UT
June: Broken Arrow 55km (10,000+) Olympic Valley, CA
June: Mt. Baker Ulta marathon (12,000+ ft) Mt. Baker, WA
July: Speeedgoat 50km (14,866 ft) Snowbird, UT
July: TRT 50m (10,000 ft) Carson City, NV
July: TRT 55k (7,900 ft) Carson City, NV
July: Devils Back bone 50m (11,000 ft) Bozeman, MT
August: White River 50m (8,700 ft) Mt. Rainer, WA
August: Iron Legs Mountain races 50m (13,780 ft) Calgary, AL, Canada
September: The Rut 50km (10,500 ft) Big Sky, MT
October: Dick Collins Firetraps 50m (7,800) Lake Chabot, CA