Backcountry Trail Run - Ancient Lake


Backcountry Trail Run - Ancient Lake

Sunny backcountry trail race near Ancient Lakes with options for 50M, 50K, 25K and 10K! The course will run through the heart of the Washington Desert. Details and registration:

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  • Moderate/Strenuous, Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft
  • Pace: varies

We will determine the meeting location and time depending on participants' locations.  The leaders will be leaving the evening before (April 3rd).  We will set up optional carpools to the race location closer to the date.

We expect that most race participants will be running either the 50K or 25K course. The posted mileage and elevation gain are for the 25K option. We'll plan a couple of long training runs before the race. Let's support each other during the race. Optional carpooling and camping the evening before.  

When you sign up for this trip, you also need to register and pay the entry fee at:


Ancient Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Sturdy running shoes
  • Food and fluids if you don't want what's provided by the aid stations.
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