Vin du Lac Winery Presents the Echo Valley 1 Mile Kids, 10K, Half-Marathon, 50K, and 50 Mile Trail Run
June 7, 2014 in Chelan, Washington
Echo Valley is the wine country of Washington and known for its endless sunshine. It's also a mecca for hiking, running, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking. This trail run will take you through spectacular views and trails in Chelan so get those running shoes and cameras ready!
If you haven't been to Chelan, check out pictures from the trails here and here. Come out for the weekend and enjoy a great stay; there is onsite camping at the Start/Finish for just $10/night and Terry's Treats is offering breakfast (all you can eat healthy breakfast bar for $10 starting from 6am, cash only please) at the Ski Lodge Saturday and Sunday morning. We will also offer early packet pickup Friday evening from 5-8pm at Vin Du Lac Winery (105 HW 150, Chelan, WA, 98816).
This race is sponsored by Vin du Lac of Chelan, one of the top wineries in the region, and named “Winery of the Year” in 2010; we'll have a drawing for some of their vintages at this race!
Distance wise, you'll have a choice of 10K, Half-Marathon and for those of you that love ultras, 50K and 50M. The courses will be well marked with streamers and arrows at intersections. Maps and elevation gains are posted in the course map tabs. We'll have raffle prizes from sponsors, fully stocked aid stations along the way, and a wide selection of post-race grub at the finish to fuel you up!
We hope to see you there!
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1 mile kid's run - $5
10K - $32
Half Marathon - $41
50K - $53
50 Mile - $80
* Add $5 after 5/25 11:59pm, add $10 day-of if event has not sold out.
Race start is at 1700 Cooper Gulch Road, Chelan WA, 98831.
Directions from Chelan
Head north of Chelan on Manson Highway 150 about 2 miles to Boyd Road. Turn right and follow Boyd Road approximately 7 miles to Cooper Gulch Road. Follow signs to the Ski area.
Friday: 5-8pm at Vin Du Lac Winery (105 HW 150, Chelan, Wa, 98816)
Saturday: starting at 6am at the event site
Each participant will receive a VIP Card from Vin du Lac Winery for the race weekend which entitles you to:
-20% off all wine
-10% off all food an merchandise
Pick up your VIP Card at either Friday or Saturday packet pickup.
$20 athletes dinner Friday night at Vin du Lac
Our race sponsor, Vin du Lac Winery, is offering a special athletes dinner at its renowned French Bistro on Friday evening before the races. This is an opportunity to get together with your fellow competitors and do some serious carbo-loading in gourmet style.
Dinner will consist of pasta, chicken, one additional protein, and 2 salad options. Drinks are not included, but selected $5 pours are available. More dinner details are coming soon!
Friday Night Dinner at Vin du Lac Winery
See the Race Info tab for details.
For those of you that want to camp, the Echo Valley Ski Club offers tent camping for just $10 per tent, right next to the start/finish area. No need to reserve a campsite.
Uncle Tim's Cabins has the closest accommodations, right next to the start. Great rustic cabins available.
There are also numerous options nearby in Manson and Chelan.
Terry's Treats is offering breakfast at the Ski Lodge Saturday and Sunday morning for a great price.
Saturday breakfast starts @ 5:00am
Sunday camper breakfast starts @ 8:00/8:30am
Breakfast Buffet - $10
--Pancakes, scrambled eggs, and sausage
--Blueberry yogurt cup
--Homemade cinnamon roll
--Build-your-own oatmeal bar
--Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, apple cider
Bottled water $1.00
Sunny D $1.00
Saturday Campers Dinner - $10
Cash only please!!!
Day of run registration and check in: 6.00 am-start
Pre-run briefing 15 minutes before each start
10K and Half-Marathon Start 9.30am
1 Mile kids run Start 9:00am
50K Start 8.30am
50 Mile Start 7.00am (early start 6.00am)
Course Closure 8.00pm (14h for 50Milers using early start, Cutoff 1pm @ Mile 25, 6pm @ Mile 44)
50K and 50 Mile Runners, there will be two aid stations with drop bag access, 50 Mile Runners will access those twice each.
Click here for 1 Mile Kid's Course Map
Click here for 10K Course Map
Click here for Half-Marathon Course Map
Click here for 25 Mile Loop Map
The longest distance between aid stations on all courses is 5 miles. There will be water, nuun, Clif Bars and Gels, and SaltStick Electrolyte salt capsules available.
50 Mile Course will do two 25 Mile loops totaling about 6,200 feet of elevation gain.
50K Course will do the 10K Course followed by the the 25 Mile loop totaling about 4,000 feet of elevation gain.
Half-Marathon will do the Half-Marathon Course totaling about 1,600 feet of elevation gain.
10K will do the 10K Course totaling about 900ft of elevation gain.
Read about how we keep the races green here.
We are dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of the outdoors, and we encourage you to "leave no trace behind" by taking all trash with you. The park rangers always appreciate it when racers follow the marked course and keep the trails clean, and they are much more likely to grant permission for us to put on races at the same location if the trails are kept in good condition.
The trails will be open to other users during the event, including a few equestrians, pedestrians and cyclists. Signs will be posted weeks prior to the event so we don’t anticipate much equestrian use during the races, and equestrians are only allowed on the wider trails, where passing should be easy. However, horses do have the right of way, and if you encounter a horse in your path, stop running, step off the path, and let the horse past, unless the rider will tell you that it is okay to walk past. Please be courteous. Where the trails are narrow, please let other participants pass you if they want to get by. It is a passing runner's job to tell the person in front that they wish to pass.
The course also features rough, rocky sections, and a couple of slippery bridges. Please be careful! Participants are responsible for their own safety.
For refunds/cancellations please see our poliicy.