Race Details:

Presented By: Methow Trails

The Sunflower Relay, Half, and Full Trail Marathon is an incredible opportunity to run through some of the most spectacular fields of wildflowers in the Methow Valley. Portions of the trail travel through private property that can only be accessed during this event, giving runners of all ages and abilities the opportunity to experience the carpeted sunflower-filled meadows that connect the towns of Mazama and Twisp .  Run either as an individual in the half or full marathon or form a team of 2-5 members.  

This race sells out every year, so please register early  

Relay - The relay travels along the marathon course and can have 2-5 runners per team.  There are no categories for team size.  
Leg 1 - 2.2 miles, easy - would be good for younger or beginner runner 
Leg 2 - 5.6 miles, easy - flat 
Leg 3 - 5.9 miles, moderate w/ hills
Leg 4 - 6.5 miles, moderate w/ a steep climb
Leg 5 - 6.6 difficult - strong runner required 

Marathon - The marathon is 26.8 miles and is moderate in difficulty.  Participants must be able to run the enitre course in less than 6.5 hours.  

Half Marathon - The half marathon is just over 13 miles and follows the second half of the marathon course.  

Sunflower Course Map

Start Times


8:00-8:15 - Rolling start at Mazama TH
If you are competing for any of the top 3 places in your age category, please start at 8:00 am.


8:15-9:15 - Rolling start at Mazama TH
This will be a rolling start where teams are asked to show up at their designated start time to help alleviate congestion along the course.
Team captains will be asked to chose a wave assignment at registration.

Half Marathon

8:00-9:15 am - Rolling start at Chickadee TH
If you are competing for any of the top 3 places in your age group, please start at 8:00 am.

This course traverses private property that owners generously allow use for this one-day only. Please do not pre-run the course prior to or after the event. Because of the presence of livestock, no dogs are allowed on course or at the start and finish lines.

Entry fee includes race bib, participant packet, shuttle transportation for half and full marathon participants to the start venue, custom Sunflower t-shirt (for registrations before March 25th), post-race lunch, 1 free local craft brew, prizes and awards.

Kids Race FREE - Kids 17 and under race for free, but MUST register (includes signing online waiver) on time to participate. If you have someone who is under 17 on a RELAY TEAM, please use Coupon Code: Relay-17U when checking out.  We will validate the Date of Birth when this coupon code is used.

For information, including course maps, shuttle times, driving directions and more please visit our website: Methow Trails Events


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