Capitol Peak Mega Fatass

2017 MegaFatAss 25K/50K


When: Sat, January 21, 2017

Start time 8:00am

Attention! Due to Snow the Start/Finish has Changed…

Where: Margaret McKenny Campground10900 Waddell Creek Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512

Parking: Discover Pass Required for parking!

Entry: $10 entry (no refunds)

Online Registration: Click on Logo!


IMG_0954Mark your calendar for the 15th annual MegaFatAss run. This year we  are doing a loop course. So if you want to do the 50K, you will be doing 2 loops! Check in at the Start/Finish is at 7:00 am.

A Discover Pass is required for parking. DNR will be writing tickets!

Also, you need to have a signed DNR waiver form at check-in. Click to download the DNR waiver.

*If you are under 18, you need a parent or guardian sign the Under 18 DNR waiver

Final Race instructions:

The Mega Fat Ass is all ready to go this Saturday January 21, 2017 at 8:00am.

Here are a few things to prepare for this weekend’s race:

If you haven’t already done so…take the time to go online and purchase a Discover pass. This may be for the person’s car (with individual license plate) you may be carpooling with…HINT HINT!! The
Discover Pass is REQUIDED for parking in Capitol Forest for the Mega Fat Ass or the Capitol Peak 50 mile/25k in April. The DNR enforcement office WILL be writing tickets! So if you are planning to run either of these races or any other races that are on Washington state land (including WA state parks), you might as well purchase an Annual Pass.

Everyone also needs to have a DNR waiver signed before checking in at the start. You can download and print out your copy here:

MegaFatAss DNR Waiver form

Printing these forms and bringing them already signed at registration will help speed up registration! This DNR waiver is NOT part of the online registration!

We will be giving out bib numbers before the start. Even if you already registered, please come early (prior to 7:30am) and you will receive a bib number upon a receiving your signed DNR waiver.

If you are not familiar with the Capitol Forest trails, print out the Course Map to take with you so you don’t get lost. The course is well marked with red/yellow flagging or orange spray paint arrows to follow the MegaFatAss course.

Thank the South Puget Sound Search and Rescue (SPSMSAR) for their continued support for Capitol Peak Ultras events! SPSMSAR will be stationed at the top of the d-4000 rd at the top of the loop with water, but with no food…remember this is a Fat Ass so bring your own supplies.

For those running the 34 mile:

There is no early start. The cutoff time for completing the first loop is 12:15. The 50K cutoff time is 5:00pm.

If you have a drop bag, Please clearly mark your name on your bag, otherwise you may not see it

For everyone:

Post-race potluck: please bring a can of chicken noodle soup or butternut squash soup (if vegetarian). We will cook it all together and be hot and ready at the finish. Everyone is welcome to hang out at the finish with FOCF, soup, burn barrels and good times!

There is limited overnight camping available for anyone wanting to stay at McKenny Campground by the start/finish Friday night. If you are planning on staying Friday night, please let me know. There will not be camping available Saturday night.

Olytrailrunners are excited to continue the traditions of Capitol Peak Ultras and a portion of your race fee will be donated to the South Sound Search & Rescue and Friends of Capitol Forest.

Additional donations to Friends of Capitol Forest will also be much appreciate…FOCF are the ones who have worked hard on many thousands of hours each year on trail projects in Capitol Forest! Hang your Discover Pass or get a ticket!


Course Map:


Course description:

MegaFatAssCourse2017Start at Margaret McKenny
One-way trail to 9500 Rd
Campground trail
Mima Falls Tie trail
Mima Falls West trail
McKenny trail – (Search& Rescue at the D-4000 intersection)
Campground trail
9500 road back to one-way trail  back to Margaret McKenny – Finish (50Kers do another loop!)

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Click photo for info on the 2016 Calendar