Packet Pick-up and Late Registration
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 10th between Winthrop Mountain Sports and Rocking Horse Bakery on Riverside Ave, Winthrop. Look for the MVSTA banners. We recommend you do a team meeting after packet pick-up. "Beer Bucks" available for Old Schoolhouse Brewery at packet pick-up.
Check out the SALOMON demos at the packet pick up and the race finish!!!!!!
7:30 - 8:15a.m. May 11th, Mazama Store and Goat's Beard courtyard.
Marathon and Team Information
A marathon participant runs the entire 26.7 miles. Marathon participants are expected to run the course, not walk or hike. Out of respect for our volunteers and private landowners, marathon runners must be able to complete the entire course in 6 hours - by 2:30pm.
Note: if you are both an iron competitor and running a leg of the race as a team member- the leg you run for your team must be leg #1.
A Team must have 2-5 people. Team categories are:1) Historical: co-ed, at least one member 14 years of age or younger, and at least one member 40 years of age or older (age on day of race). 2) Open: mix of any age, sex, and number of team member (2 to 5 members)
IT IS GOING TO BE A HOT DAY! PLEASE BRING LOTS OF EXTRA WATER, SUNSCREEN AND BLANKETS/CHAIRS TO THE RACE FINISH. NO DOGS ALLOWED BEYOND PARKING AREA (MUST BE ON LEASH) PLEASE.
Exchange and Aid Stations
Exchange 1 at mile 2.3
Exchange 2 (Aid 1) at mile 8.0
Exchange 3 (Aid 2) at mile 13.6
Exchange 4 (Aid 3) at mile 20.2
Aid 4 at mile ~24.0
Buses will depart the Twisp finishline parking area (Not Twisp Brew Pub this year!) at 7:15 a.m. sharp, Saturday morning for the race start in Mazama. Leg one team runners may take the bus to the race start. Teams must arrange transportation to the other exchange points. No return transportation will be provided from the finish to the race start. We encourage you to take the bus!
Race registration includes a lunch, catored by Twisp Brew Pub, at the race finish venue beginning at 11:30am and offered until 2:30pm. Food will be availble for racers only. Please bring a picnic lunch for family members and spectators.
Awards and Divisions
The awards ceremony will be at 1:30 pm at the finish line venue. Awards, created by local potter Jim Neupert, will be presented to the overall male and female winners plus the top three iron finishers in each age division: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+. Team awards for top three historical teams and top three open teams.
Race Start - From Twisp, head west on Hwy 20 through Winthrop approximately 21 miles. Turn right at the Mazama Junction and proceed straight to the stop sign. Go straight through the intersection and turn right into the Corral Trailhead Parking Lot.
Race Finish (and shuttle bus parking and pic-up location) - From Twisp head ¼ mile west on Hwy 20, cross bridge over Twisp River, take a immediate left on Ainsworth and a right on Berger St. After .3 mile Berger St. veers left, becomes Peters St. and turns to dirt. Follow signs to the Sunflower parking area on the right.
Results will be posted on MVSTA's results web page the evening of the race.
Low resolution photos will be posted on the MVSTA blog the evening of the race. High resolution photos for purchase available through www.mitchellimage.com .
Winthrop Mountain Sports is the title sponsor. Additional sponsors include Backcountry Coffee, Blue Sky Real Estate, Central Reservations, Chewuch Inn, Freestone Inn, Goat’s Beard Mountain Supplies, Methow Cycle and Sport, Nordic Ultratune, River’s Edge Resort, Rocking Horse Bakery, Smartwool and Sun Mountain Lodge.