About the Race
Welcome to the 21st running of the Ron Herzog 50k at
The check-in and bib pick up is from 6:30-7:30 am. The race briefing starts at 7:40am and race starts at 8am sharp.
See the “50K Course” page for details
There will be one aid station about half way. The race has a 8 hour time limit and a 4 hour cutoff (noon) at the aid station. If you think you cannot complete the course in this time frame, please consider taking an early start at 7:00 am.
How it Got Started - A Note from Ron's Running Buddy Chris Ralph
Ron Herzog was born 1/30/38. He died 5/28/96 of ALS. He was one of my first ultra running partners and a good friend.
In 1992 the ultra running group ran at
In 1992 Lynn O'Malley and I drove our cars right to the stream crossing for the aid station. That was the only year we were able to get that close. In future years the two mile road became more difficult to negotiate and finally caved in, as you have seen. There was also a year that the runners had to go 20 miles before they found me at my truck stopped by a 4 foot gap in the road at a bridge!
One of the snow years people couldn't see the ribbons and got off course. When asked what he was doing on their property, Steve Pierce said "a 50K" . The Navy said "oh yeah, where's your bike?" I'm sure Steve remembers the procedure that followed.
In 1995 I learned that Ron had ALS. I renamed the event to the
We have had snow, rain, cold, wind and only a couple of nice days in the last 14 years.
TANKS ALOT, Ron Herzog!
Chris Ralph, RD
Cascade Running Club