Pine to Palm Marathon – Williams to Ashland
The Pine to Palm Marathon is a remote and rugged classic point to point course traversing the Siskiyou; Mountains Range in Southern Oregon. Starting in Williams, OR the course winds it way east to Ashland, OR on a mixture of single track trail, dirt road, with less than 4 miles of pavement. The course boasts over 20,000ft of climb and 20,000 ft of loss with 3 epic climbs to 7,000ft and fantastic views of Mt Shasta and Mt McLaughlin.
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Special awards to overall male and female winners. Buckles to all 100 mile finishers. Special buckle for sub-24 hour finishers
Runners will have 34 hours to complete the race. Aid station cutoffs are as follows:
Seattle Bar – 2pm, Squaw Lakes outbound – 6:30pm, Hanley Gap outbound – 9:30pm and Dutchman Peak – 2am.
Aid Stations & Drop Bags:
There will be 14 aid stations along the course. Of these you will pass through 11 that are fully stocked. Those stations will provide SUCCEED! S! Caps for electrolyte replacement, electrolyte drinks, water and a limited number of GU packets. Beyond that each aid station team will have an assortment of the usual “race food”. The remaining 3 aid stations are water only.
Please leave your drop bags in the designated area at Pacifica on Friday, we need them by 7pm. This will be the only time to leave them seeing as they have to be distributed some 100 miles over the course. You may want to consider a bag for the finish if you are planning on taking the shuttle back to Williams. Drop bags will be returned to the start/finish area by 4pm on Sunday.
Directions to the Race Registration and to the Start:
This year we have a new race registration location – Pacifica Garden, Williams, Oregon. Click here to view a map of the area (once there you can enter your start location in the “Get Directions” section located above the map to create driving directions).
Our start location remains the same. Runners will start approximately 1 mile up Rock Creek Road, in Williams. Click here to view a map of the area. Please watch for signs along Rock Creek Road that define parking locations as well as the runner start location.
Pacers & Crew:
Crew access is limited to 4 designated aid station locations along the course, not including the start and finish. Those locations are Seattle Bar, Squaw Lakes, Dutchman Peak (first option for pacer pickup) and Long John Saddle (second option for pacer pickup/drop-off).
Pacers are allowed from Dutchman Peak aid station (mile 65) to the finish. There is only one option for pacers to swap in or out at Long John Saddle (mile 74).
Crew and pacers are responsible for their own transportation.
Entry & Return Policy:
Entry fee is $250 before 7/1/16, $275 before 9/1/15, $300 thereafter. Your entry fee will also include one ticket for the Friday night pasta dinner and free camping at Pacifica.
The race does not offer refunds. If the race fills to capacity (300 runners) then a 50 person waitlist will be activated.
Online registration only, through UltraSignUp.com. Entry will be limited to the first 300 applications. Any applications received after the race is full will be added to a waiting list in the order in which they were received.
Please also note, the P2P100 is a Western States qualifier. It is also valued at 4 points towards Ultra Tour Du Mont Blanc registration.
!!!!! Medical Form:
Our Medical Director Kelly Lange has asked that you all read over the Medical Information for Runners, then fill out the Medical Information Sheet. You can either mail it in to Kelly Lange at 120 N. Second Street, Ashland, OR 97520, or email it to her at email@example.com. She needs these before the race to better access runners at each of the Medical check points on the course and to alert any of the aid station captains of any preexisting runner conditions. Your help with this is very appreciated.
We are guests of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and must follow all rules. Any violation of these rules will be grounds for disqualification from the race:
1. All pets must be kept on a leash.
2. Littering is strictly prohibited.
3. Runners must stay on designated trail at all times.
4. Runners must be respectful of all volunteers and park staff
5. Crew must only meet runners at designated crew access aid stations.
Friday – Pacifica Garden, Williams, OR.
3:30pm-7pm – Packet pickup. Receive your goody bag, bib, and race tee.
5pm-7pm – Pasta dinner. One meal included for each registered runner. Crews, pacers, and family are welcome to join and can purchase a meal ticket at the door.
5:30pm – Race Briefing from the race director and medical volunteers.
Saturday – Rock Creek Road, Williams, OR
5am – Packet pickup resumes.
6am – Race starts. Make sure to bring a light!
Sunday – Lithia Park, Ashland OR
6am – 24 hour cutoff for sub 24 hour buckles.
4pm – 100 mile / 34 hour cutoff, race ends.
A pasta dinner will be served on Friday evening from 5-6:30pm at Pacifica Garden in Williams. All participants will receive one meal ticket for this dinner. Additional tickets for friends, family, crews and pacers will be available for purchase at the dinner.
Here is what we posted our first year:
The average high temperature is 84°F with an average low of 43°F. Record highs have reached triple digits. Be aware that the entire course is relatively remote. Be prepared for hot, sunny weather during the day and cold nights.
For anyone involved in the inaugural Pine to Palm Marathon race you’ll notice there was no mention of a possible downpour from start to finish. Now we know it can happen. Chances are that we won’t see conditions like that for another 10 years. However, always come prepared. Be sure you’re checking the weather reports leading up to race day.
Tent sites are available at Pacifia (race check in location). All camping will be free of charge this year! There are outhouse facilities and there will be plenty of camping spots available.
There are a number of opportunities to volunteer Pine to Palm Marathon race weekend. If you are interested in contributing to this great event please send an email to our volunteer coordinator.