Red Devil Challenge 50K, 25K and 10K Trail Runs

The iconic Red Devil Challenge Trail Runs — 50K, 25K and 10K — are held on single-track, well-maintained trails along the east slopes of the Cascades in the Wenatchee National Forest south of Cashmere. Red Devil is the second race in the 2019 Wenatchee Valley Trail Run Series. Other races include the Horse Lake Trail Runs (April 27, 2019) in the Wenatchee Foothills; and the Oktoberfest Trail Runs (Oct. 19, 2019) at Leavenworth Ski Hill. For more on those other two races, check the Races page on this website.

Registration link: Please click here!

Start times for Red Devil races: 6:30 a.m. for the 50K, 7:30 a.m. for 25K, and 8 a.m. for the 10K, on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

Start lines: Sandcreek Trailhead, Wenatchee National Forest.

Finish lines: Sandcreek Trailhead, Wenatchee National Forest

Course Maps: Click here for the 50K map; click here for the 25K map; and click here for the 10K map.

50K Trail Run: The 50K (which is closer to 33 miles) debuted in 2018 to rave reviews. This course includes the Red Devil, Red Hill, Devil’s Gulch and Mission Ridge trails to create a tough 7,200 feet of climbing to challenge even the most seasoned trail runner. Our cut-off times are generous and allow for people to hike/run the course. You will have to be able to move at an average of 3-3.5 mph to make the cut-offs. We reserve the right to pull you off the course if you are behind these times. Mile 9 and 26 (both at the Devils Gulch Trailhead) are extraction points where runners can be shuttled back to the start/finish area if injured or do not meet the cut-off criteria. Here are the cut off times:

  • Mile 9 (Devils Gulch Trailhead): 3 hours
  • Mile 17 (Henley’s Camp): 6 hours
  • Mile 26 (Devils Gulch Trailhead): 8 hours
  • Finish Line: 10 hours

25K Trail Run: This also is a loop and includes the Red Devil, Red Hill and Devil’s Gulch trails. It features close to 3,800 feet of elevation gain and is the first 9 miles of the 50K course.

10K Trail Run: This is an out-and-back course, and is on well maintained logging and Forest Service roads. It has an elevation gain of 1,000 feet.

Packet pickup: 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Pybus Public Market, 7 N. Worthen St. in Wenatchee; and from 6 to 7:45 a.m., June 1, 2019, at the Sandcreek Trailhead, Wenatchee National Forest, south of Cashmere.

In-person registration: There will be NO in-person registration on June 1st!  Online registration closes at 12 noon, Thursday, May 31, 2019.

Parking: Parking is extremely limited at the trailhead. We strongly encourage everyone to use our complimentary shuttle service. (For a shuttle schedule, please see below). A Northwest Forest Pass is required on all vehicles. Family and friends can see the runners near the Devils Gulch Trailhead and the finish area at the Sand Creek Trailhead.

Race shuttles: We will transport 50K runners at 5:30 a.m., Saturday, June 1, from Milepost 111 Brewing Co., 407 Aplets Way, Cashmere, to the Sandcreek Trailhead. We will transport 25K runners at 6:30 a.m. June 1 from Milepost 111 Brewing Co. to the trailhead. We will transport 10K runners at 7:15 a.m. on June 1. Runners will be transported back to Milepost 111 after they finish.

Aid Stations:

  • 50K — We will have two fully staffed and supplied aid stations on the 50K course, one of which you will pass twice at mile 9 and 26, the other you will pass at mile 17 (Henley’s Camp). There will be a water only self serve station at mile 5. We will have the usual Ultra running fare, to include PB & J sandwiches, pickles and pickle juice, water, electrolyte drink, cookies, candy, pretzels, fruit, gels, etc. Watch for our Llama friends at Henley’s Camp, which is mile 17!
  • 25K — One water only, self-serve station at mile 5 and a fully staffed aid station at mile 9. We will have the usual Ultra running fare, to include PB and J sandwiches, pickles and pickle juice, water, electrolyte drink, cookies, candy, pretzels, fruit, gels, etc.
  • 10K — One water/electrolyte station, which you pass twice as the course is out and back.

Trash: Leave no trace. Be kind to our beautiful forest environment and clean up after yourself. Please don’t abandon trash.

Views and features: The trails dissect beautiful glades of Ponderosa pines, grasses and wildflowers; cuts through cooler, darker stands of Douglas fir; and traverse ridges with views of the Enchantments, Mission Ridge and other spots in the North Cascades. Runners also will have the opportunity to visit Cashmere and its quaint shops, restaurants and wine tasting rooms.

Course note: This trail is open to all users during the event, so if a runner encounters a mountain biker, motocross rider, hiker, etc., please give the other user the right of way.

Volunteers: We will have dozens of volunteers on the course, a majority of them are Chelan County Mountain Search and Rescue team members, who directly benefit from this event as a portion of our proceeds are donated back to their organization.

Runner swag: Each participant will receive an eco-friendly Red Devil finisher shirt. 50K and 25K finishes also will receive a TBD item.

Post-race food: There will be food and refreshments available for all runners at the finish area. We will have the usual Ultra running fare, to include PB and J sandwiches, pickles and pickle juice, water, electrolyte drink, cookies, candy, pretzels, fruit, gels, soda, and an adult beverage cooler.

There also will be a post-race party at Milepost 111 Brewing Co., 407 Aplets Way, Cashmere, where participants who show their race bibs will receive 75 cents off each pint of beer, glass of wine or root beer.

Individual awards: Top three male and female finishers in each race will receive a commemorative Red Devil Challenge award.

E-mail: runwenatchee@gmail.com