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Mount Spokane Vertical Challenge
July 17 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
An event every year that begins at 6:00 am on day third of July, repeating until July 19, 2025
In addition to our challenging 50k, 25k and 10k courses, we also added a 25k fun run. The new courses were very popular, and we will be offering the same distances and courses for 2020. We have the challenging 50K, 25k, and 10k courses, and a milder 25K fun run for people who want to experience trail running without all the climbing. The 10K route is the same course we have offered in the past as well.
We are also looking for ambitious, fun, and driven people to operate our aid stations. We are looking for groups of 3 to 4 people to rock each aid station at each race. I want creative themed aid stations like a concert aid station, G.O.T. station, donut aid station, pub aid station, redneck aid station, well you get it. Any theme you can dream up. Trail Maniacs will provide the food and necessary equipment for the aid station, your group will provide the costumes, decorations and great experience for the runners. These aid stations would then compete for best of race. The runners would vote for the one they liked best and Trail Maniacs will donate a portion of our proceeds to the non-profit or school of your choice. Call your friends and click the volunteer tab to pick your aid station.
Youth Shoe Program
Trail Maniacs is excited to announce this year that we will be teaming up with Fleet Feet CDA to help kids and teens earn free running shoes AND race for free. We at Trail Maniacs feel that running can be a life-long sport, and good running shoes are a small part in running longevity. We also know that a good pair of running shoes can be cost-prohibitive and that’s why we would like to donate a free pair of running shoes (one pair per year) to youth and teens. Most of you know that we have always donated money to local high school cross country programs, and we will continue with that tradition, but we also wanted to step it up a notch.
We are pleased to announce that starting in 2020 not only will Trail Maniacs and Fleet Feet CDA donate a pair of shoes to youth and teen runners (ages 12 to 17) who participate in at least 2 of our running events, we are also allowing all runners under 17 to race for free! Runners will need to finish two of any our 2020 running events. These events include: Liberty Lake Trail Run, Farragut Trail Run, and Mount Spokane Vertical Challenge, possibly even 7 Summits if they dare! Any distance qualifies with the exception of our FREE kids races.
I am looking forward to hanging out with all of you and if you have not run with Trail Maniacs you’re in for a treat. You see we are about the friendships and companionship that trail running gives, we are not about a race medals or trinkets. I think the memories and free race photos are priceless.
Race Day Schedule
6:15 to 9:15 am Packet pickup
6:45 am 26K Challenge and 50K pre-race briefing
7:00 am 26K Challenge and 50K start
8:45 am 25K fun run pre-race briefing
9:00 am 25K fun run start
9:15 am 10K pre-race briefing
9:30 am 10K start
10:30 am food and post-race tailgate party provided by The Local Deli in Hayden
11:00 Free kids race (less than one mile)
Location: Selkirk lodge, Mt. Spokane State Park.
Mt. Spokane State Park has one main entrance at the end of State Road 206, otherwise known as Mt. Spokane Park Drive, about 15 miles east of U.S. Hwy 2. The Park office is just inside the boundary on the left. The Selkirk lodge is a little over 3 1/4 miles up the paved road from the main entrance. Follow the main road to the top where the summit road goes left and the road to the alpine ski area goes straight and downhill. The road leading up to the Selkirk Lodge and the ski trails is to the right, at the back of the large overflow parking lot.
Discover pass is required!
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