Kaniksu 50 & Emory Corwine Memorial Ruck Race


A non-profit 50 mile Endurance Run and Memorial Relay Ruck Race held in the Lower Selkirk Mountain Range of the Colville National Forest. The 50 mile ultra run takes place in conjunction with a relay ruck/pack race. The ruck/pack race is a relay race where 1-5 participants will each complete one of 5 legs carrying a minimum 35lb ruck for males and 25lb ruck for females. If you can hike a 24 min per mile pace then you can do this event! This event celebrates the life of Emory Corwine who was a USAF SERE Specialist that passed away in June 2012 in a motorcycle accident in Airway Heights, WA. This event not only celebrates his life but promotes a sense of camaraderie that is unparalleled in any event you will ever be a part of. All proceeds from this event will go to the SERE Association. The SERE Association brings together Past, Present & future SERE community members & provides scholarships & emergency funds to military personnel in need. The other special impact our event has is the 2nd Harvest Food Drive. All Ruck Race members are encouraged to use non-perishable goods to weigh down their packs. The event has donated just under 3,000 lbs of non-perishables to the 2nd Harvest Food Bank in Spokane, WA. These donations have had an immediate impact to hundreds of families in the local area. 

4th  Annual Event

  • July 15, 2017 / 6:12am Start
  • The event caps at 150 total participants.
  • The start and finish is at Frater Lake, WA which is located an 1hr 45 min north of Spokane, WA.
  •  7,800 ft of elevation gain
  • 50 Mile Course: A 16 mile loop is completed once and then an out back of 18 up and down Granite Peak. Participants will then complete the same 16 mile loop once more for the finish at Frater Lake.
  • Meeting your needs on the course will be easy with 12 opportunities to visit aid stations (5.5,10.7,15, 16.5, 19.4, 24.1, 28.5, 31, 34.8, 38.8, 43.4, 47).
  • Drop bags 10.7/43.4 & Frater Lake.You pass through the Frater Lake Aid Station at 16.5 and 35. If you would like to utilize a pacer they will be allowed for the last loop of the race only.
  • 50 Mile Ruck Relay: The same course is completed but in relay legs **Visit the Ruck Race Tab for course  and relay leg descriptions**

Race Perks

  • Tri-Blend Race T-Shirt (Soft and Super Comfy!!)
  • Swag Bag
  • K50 Logo Specialized Purist Water Bottle
  • Unique finishers award.
  • Post race dinner (spectators can purchase a plate)
  • Raffle for free race entries from Trail Maniacs
    • Two 5 mile race entries and one half-marathon
  • 50 mile Awards: Top 3 overall male and female, top 3 age grouper's in ten year increments. 
  • Ruck race awards: Top 3 teams overall Top 3 Master's teams (over 40), Top 3 Co-Ed teams, Top 3 female teams, Top team outfits, Top team baton, and the last place team will be presented with the Toilet Seat Award.


Camping is not allowed at Frater Lake. There will be signs to the main camp site and info at pre-registration or you can view the map HERE.There are also three forest service campgrounds to chose from near the start of the race, Lake Gillette, Lake Thomas, and Lake Leo (the closest). All three campgrounds are a few miles from the start and are managed by the forest service. The Beaver Lodge Resort  was a very popular option last year. They have cabins, campsites, and a restaurant serving up a pretty mean "Messy Beaver." They are only 10 minutes from Frater Lake.


All signups for the race will be on  Ultrasignup. You can also print and mail-in your entry by clicking HERE! All mail-in entries will be required by July 1, 2017. Please navigate through the site for info and or message me up in the "Contact" tab if you have questions or suggestions. If you're a Mobile user there is a drop down menu in the top left to help you navigate. Please do yourself a favor and come experience one of the most beautiful areas in the Pacific Northwest