Photographs from the Photography on the Run post: Kodiak 50K 2018
Runners waiting for the start of the 'Back 50K' at the Sugarloaf Aid Station. The Kodiak course(s) were run clockwise around Big Bear Lake in 2016 and 2018, and counterclockwise in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.
Sugarloaf Mountain (9952') from the South Fork Trail on San Gorgonio. Sugarloaf is on the 50M and Back 50K courses when the 100M course is run clockwise around Big Bear Lake.
Google Earth overview of the Kodiak 50K course.
Running through lodgepole pines on Sugarloaf.
Runner at about 9800' on Sugarloaf and 0.4 mile from the summit. The elevation gain from the Sugarloaf aid station to the summit is about 3000'.
The summit can't be far now!
Sugarloaf summit cairn.
Runners descending Sugarloaf.
The fare at the Sugarloaf Aid Station!
Veteran Army Ranger Ben Brown running his first 100M in support of 9 Week Warrior. Photo courtesy of Chip Tilden.
Clouds and pines on the way to the Skyline Aid Station.
The long Radford Road descent. The road drops about 2100' over 4 miles to the low point of the course at about 5970'.
The infamous Seven Oaks Trail climbs from Radford Road to the Grandview Aid Station, gaining about 1650' in around 2.3 miles.
When you pass by this rock outcrop you're just about to the Grandview Aid Station.
View from near the top of the Seven Oaks Trail. Only a few miles to the Finish!
The ups (red) and downs (blue) on the 2018 Kodiak 50K course.
The elevation profile for the 2018 Kodiak 50K course.
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