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Tuesday Night Trail To Grill Series: Carkeek Warmer 5k | 10k
July 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
An event every year that begins at 5:30 pm on day second of July, repeating until July 12, 2022
The Tuesday Night Trail to Grill series offers an opportunity to enjoy the long days of summer and get your trail fix on a weeknight. All runs end with grilled hot dogs (vegetarian too!) and watermelon or other cool treats. Distances range from 4 kilometers to 10 miles. Come make the most of summer evenings, and put these fun runs on your calendar!
Carkeek is home to six miles of fun, roller-coaster trails that traverse the forest! The trails range from wide and rolling, to narrow and steep. If ever you’re feeling like the climb is tough, remember that you get to fly back down!
The course starts and finishes in the Lower Meadow next to Piper’s Creek. The route is mostly in the forest (85%) and has a mix of fast, wide trail (64%) and narrower rolling trail (36%), with some flatter sections and some moderate to steep sections.
The 5k course goes the length of the wide, Piper’s Creek Trail, climbing first gently, then more steeply to the head of the valley before turning around and going over half the distance back. The route then turns left up the South Ridge Trail, which climbs steeply then becomes a rolling traverse through some of the older forest in the park. Upon reaching the Clay Pit Trail, the course turns right down the hill, then descends to the meadow on the Hillside Trail and goes a few hundred meters to the finish.
The 10k course is two loops of the 5k course.
5K (3.1 miles), with 480 feet of elevation gain*
10K (6.2 miles), with 960 feet of elevation gain*
*Distances were measured using a measuring wheel, and climb was measured using a detailed contour map. The distance is most likely within 1% of actual, and the climb within 10%.
5:30pm – Day-of-event registration opens
6:30pm – Start
9:00pm – Course closes
Directions & Parking
Drive past the upper meadow area that includes the restroom building, play area, and picnic shelter, and follow the road down the hill to the meadow in the valley bottom.
Event details subject to change; check event websites for details.