The Yakima Skyline 50K takes place outside of Ellensburg, WA in and above the scenic Yakima River Canyon on lands that were part of the ancestral home of the Yakama people and associated tribes and bands. On the eastern and sunny side of the Cascade mountains, this out-and-back course is located in a beautiful high desert, rainshadow region. The race is exposed to the elements and is often hot and dry! And with more than 9,000 feet of elevation gain, it is a tough 50K! Expect stunning views of the canyon and of the Yakima River below and Tahoma (Mt Rainier), Pahto (Mt Adams) and the Cascades off in the distance. There are lung-burning climbs, quad-screaming downhills, and rolling ridgelines along fields of wildflowers. You will finish along the Yakima River in a canyon of lush springtime foliage and be met with a one-of-a-kind finish line party and free on-site primitive camping!

  • Distance: 50K
  • Elevation Gain: 9,200ft
  • Elevation Loss: 9,200ft
  • Aid Stations: 3 full aid stations, 1 minimal aid station
  • Cutoff Time: 12 hours
  • Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. But this can be a hard race for dogs due to the heat, lack of water on the course and rocks.
  • Price: $145


April 20, 2024, 8:00 am


Umtanum Creek Recreation Site, Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926

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