2012 Chuckanut 50k Results

Results from the 2012 Chuckanut 50k won by Adam Campbell and, in course record time, Ellie Greenwood.

By on March 17, 2012 | Comments

Chuckanut 50kRain, snow, sun, lead changes, lost leader, close finishes. The 20th running of the Chuckanut 50k saw it all. For now, all we’ve got time for is a pure results article, but we’ll update this tomorrow and throughout the next couple days. You can also read the play-by-play on our live coverage page.

Over 500 runners covered 30 miles of trails and dirt roads through a variety of conditions. The start saw chunky rain coming down in 35F temps. The first third of the race were run on mostly lower elevation, which meant a mix of drizzle and rain in just above freezing temps. Once the race starting climbing to and above 1,000′ as it does for most of it’s middle third runners faced between 1 and 3 inches of snow on the ground as snow showers left more on the course. By the final third of the race for the leaders, temperatures were moderating slightly up to the low 40s and the rain became much more sporadic with the sun occasionally peaking through. While the low temps and variable weather were a challenge, traction proved even trickier on the course. Many (or most?) runners went down at least once whether on the ubiquitous mud, obscuring snow, or moisture slickened rocks, roots, or bridges.

Men’s Results

  1. Adam Campbell (Salomon, Arc’teryx) – 3:48:55 (post-race video interview, race report)
  2. Sage Canaday (Brooks) – 3:49:28 (post-race video interview, race report)
  3. Jason Schlarb (Hoka One One) – 3:50:00 (race report)
  4. Christopher Kollar – 3:51:07
  5. Dane Mitchell (Rock/Creek) – 3:51:16 (race report)
  6. Peter Ellis – 3:54:06
  7. Dave Mackey (Hoka One One) – 3:55:10
  8. Mike Foote (The North Face) – 3:55:28
  9. Jason Loutitt (The North Face) – 3:55:37 (brief race report [broken link removed])
  10. Jim Rebenak – 3:55:43

Full Results (pdf)

Chuckanut 50k 2012 top men

Top men at Chuckanut 50k (l-to-r): Dusty Caseria, Chase Parnell, Jason Schlarb, Timothy Olson, Adam Campbell, Mike Foote, Mike Wolfe, Gary Gellin, Dave Mackey

Women’s Results

  1. Ellie Greenwood (Montrail) – 4:09:28 (pre-race and post-race video interviews, race report)
  2. Jodee Adams-Moore – 4:33:47
  3. Joelle Vaught (Montrail) – 4:35:15 (race report)
  4. Pam Smith (La Sportiva) – 4:37:59 (race report)
  5. Melanie Bos – 4:44:03
  6. Stacey Cleveland – 4:45:38 (race report)
  7. Hannah Ager – 4:46:45
  8. Jenny Capel (La Sportiva) – 4:57:03
  9. Sara Wagner – 4:59:41 (race report)
  10. Nicholle Sellon – 5:05:23

Full Results (pdf)

Other Resources

Call for Comments

So how you do at Chuckanut? How about your favorite runner?

Thanks from iRunFar

iRunFar’s race coverage wouldn’t happen without the help of others. For Chuckanut, we’ve got to thank:

  • Craig Thornley and Travis Trampe for their generous financial donations in support of our race coverage;
  • Joe Uhan, Dan Olmstead, and Jim for letting me crash in their hotel room; and
  • Fred Abramowitz for a great meal in Seattle.


3/18 – Added Pam Smith’s race report, added weather narrative
3/19 – Added links to Adam Campbell and Ellie Greenwood post-race interviews, added Lebowitz, Tachiyama, and Bellingham Herald photo galleries; added Bellingham Herald article; added Joe Uhan and Ian Torrence race reports
3/20 – Added link to Sage Canaday video interview; added race reports from Sage Canaday, Dane Mitchell, Jason Loutitt, Stacey Cleveland
3/21 – Added Adam Campbell race report; added Thanks section; added Jason Schlarb race report
3/22 – Added Ellie Greenwood and Joelle Vaught race reports
3/23 – Added Joe Grant’s photos; added Sara Wagner race report
3/25 – Added Max King’s race report; added A Mere Glance photos

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Founding Editor of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for more than 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.