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Big News for 2014 Lost Lake!

Hope you are all enjoying the fall and that winter recovery is underway. We’re already looking forward to the 2014 edition of the Lost Lake 50k…our 6th year!! The date for 2014 is May 10th. Signup will be available on UltraSignup.com by the end of this month.Ready for the big news?!This year we’re introducing the Lost Lake 25k!That’s right, 25k of the same punishing terrain and beautiful Pacific Northwest forest for your enjoyment. More details to come. The Lost Lake 50K will start and finish @ the Larrabee State Park Clayton Beach parking lot (Just at the base of Chuckanut Mountain) in Bellingham Washington. This is a challenging hilly course w/ excellent views and a good mix of trails and fire roads.

Description

The Lost Lake 50K will hold its 6th annual trail race on Saturday May 10th, 2014 at the base of Chuckanut Mountain. This course is not only scenic, but will be quite challenging as well. The 8,000 feet of elevation gain will melt away when you see the San Juan Islands to the west, the Skagit farmlands to the south, the town of Bellingham and Canadian mountains to the north, and amazing views of Mt. Baker and North Cascades to the East. Surrounded by lush old-growth forests (where you would expect to run into Bigfoot), runners will pass by Fragrance and Lost Lakes. These lakes are only a few of the many treasures along the way. On a clear day, no trail description could ever do justice to the true beauty of this area where the Cascades plunge into the ocean. There are several challenging, leg-burning, steep ascents, slow, technical, rolling ridges, and a limited supply of fast “free speed” on the descents.

Race Details

Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Race Distance: 25K & 50K
Starting Time 25k: 10 am
There is a 8 hour time limit
Starting Time 50K: 8 am
There is a 10 hour time limit —- 1:30 pm cut off time at Pine & Cedar Aid Station, mile 16.5
5 pm cut off for both courses at Mile 29.2 (50k), 12.7 (25k)
Location: Chuckanut Mountain, Bellingham, WA
Awards: Top 3 men and top 3 women (regular start). Finishers coin to all finishers.
Weather: Current weather from Weather.com

Directions

Take I-5 to Bellingham to Exit 250 (WA-11 S/OLD FAIRHAVEN PKWY), head West onto WA-11/OLD FAIRHAVEN PKWY. Continue to follow WA-11 for 1.3 miles. Turn LEFT onto WA-11/12TH ST. Continue to follow WA-11 for 5.3 miles. The Clayton Beach parking lot will be on the left hand side of Chuckanut Drive.

Parking:
Washington State Discover Pass is required to park in the Clayton Beach parking lot or anywhere else in Larrabee State Park. You can buy a pass at the park on the morning of the race or you can purchase one online. A one-day pass is $10 and an annual pass is $30. Passes can be purchased from the state website or at vendors where state fishing and hunting licenses are sold. Passes should also be available on race morning.
A DISCOVER PASS is required.


Lodging: 
Fairfield Inn & Suites (Burlington)
The Skagit (Bow)
Days Inn (Bellingham)
Holiday Inn Express (Burlington)
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