Mount Rainier Half Marathon

July 17th, 2021

Ashford, WA

  • Location: Ashford, WA
  • Date: July 17th, 2021 
  • Terrain: Mixed road and trail
  • Difficulty: Moderate 

You'll love this challenging course through peaceful woods, lush pacific northwest undergrowth, across rivers and streams while catching glimpses of the towering Mt. Rainier! 

This is our inaugural race here and it may be the only one, so don't miss it!

Quick Info

Bib Pickup

Drive-thru Bib Pickup
Ashford County Park

Ashford, WA

12pm-7pm on Friday, July 16th

Race Details

Location: Ashford, WA

Date: July 17, 2021
Start Time: 6:00am –11:00 am
Weather: 60-75°F

Course Type: Loop
Stroller friendly? No
Disability friendly? No
Dogs allowed? No

Registration Periods & Pricing

Early: $109 April 2 - June 13
Late: $129 June 14 - July 17

Refund Policy
Refunds available during Early Registration and Regular Registration ($10 fee). 

Deferral, Race Transfer, and Bib Transfer any time through the race expo ($20 fee). Full policy details.

Want to use a deferred credit? 
Login to RunSignup, click Deferrals, Complete Deferments

Course Description

This is a seriously scenic course with gorgeous views of Mt. Rainier as you pass over rivers and through meadows.

Experience the Race

Course Summary

This race includes a 900 ft elevation gain and we consider it to be a moderate overall course. There are two good climbs around Mile 4 and Mile 6. By Mile 7 you head downhill and complete the second half on level ground.  

Course Map & Elevation Profile

Registration Periods

Early: $109 April 2 - June 13
Late: $129 June 14 - July 16

*You can withdraw for a refund during Early Registration ($10 fee). Refunds are not available during Late Registration.

Entries are very limited and will likely sell out. Once sold out, registration will close regardless of registration period.

Charity Bibs

Want to run for a great cause? Fundraise for your chosen race and your registration fee could be waived. All funds go to Wander Project to support efforts in and around the communities that host our events. We primarily fund three project areas including: preservation and conservation of public lands; education around local ecology and stewardship; and the promotion of health and well-being. Learn more about Charity Bibs here!

Travel Overview

The race expo and finish line will be held in Ashford, WA.

Flying in? Look for flights into: 

  • Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
  • Yakima Air Terminal (YKM)
  • Portland Airport (PDX)

Lodging is limited in Ashford, but Eatonville and Morton have some good options. These increase as you move closer to Tacoma.

Other good sources for planning your stay include the NPS website

Aid Stations

Expect about 6 aid stations on the course at around mile 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 12. A medic will be stationed typically at the aid station at or near mile 7. Keep in mind, the exact location of each aid station may vary from race to race. Aid stations include toilets, water, Gnarly Hydrate, Honey Stinger gels, basic first aid supplies, and sometimes more. 

All stations are cup-free so plan to bring your own hydration solution or request a free HydraPouch when you register. 

Additional Details

Free Custom Training Program for this Race!

No matter your skill level, when you're pushing your limits it's nice to have a little guidance. We're excited to offer FREE training programs for all skill levels.
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