backcountry Rise 50K

September 1, 2018


The 50K consists of one epic clockwise loop offering seemingly endless breathtaking views in every direction along the entire course. Runners will be treated to incredible panoramic views of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Hood, as well as the majestic Mt. Margaret Backcountry and its many lakes, creeks, craggy ridgelines and miles and miles of sweet single-track trails. 

This is a challenging course that should not be taken lightly. Much of the course is on remote backcountry trail, with some sections seeing very limited maintenance. There is also significant distance between some aid stations. 

Total elevation gain is 8,100ft and loss is 8,100ft.  Approximately 98% of the course is on single-track trails and offers four full aid stations.  



There are four aid stations which will have the typical trail race food items: Bananas, oranges, chips, PB&J, Skout gels and bars, energy drink, soda, water and other sweet stuff. All Daybreak races are cupless, so be sure to bring your own cup for liquid at aid stations. 

Aid Station Total Distance (mi) To Next Aid (mi) Crew Cutoff
Start 0 4.6 Yes --
#1 - Coldwater Creek 4.6 8.2 No --
#2 - Grizzly Lake 12.8 8.4 No --
#3 - Harry's Ridge 21.2 4.0 No --
#4 - Loowit Viewpoint 25.2 6.0 Yes 4:00PM
Finish 31.2 -- Yes --


There will be a cut-off time of 4pm at Loowit Viewpoint Aid Station. 


Crew are welcome at Loowit Viewpoint Aid Station and the Start/Finish area only. Parking is limited at Loowit Viewpoint, and we must leave enough parking for other visitors to the Monument.


There will be no drop bags available.


The event permit does not allow pacers.


See the Daybreak Racing Cancellation Policy.

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