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Wallace Falls Trail Run 22.4 mi | 50 km | Half Marathon
April 8, 2023 @ 6:30 am - 4:00 pm PDT
An event every year that begins at 6:30 am on day second of April, repeating until April 12, 2025
Run a 22.4 mile, 50 km or a half marathon at scenic Wallace Falls State Park. Enjoy views of the Wallace River, Middle and Upper Wallace Falls, Wallace Lake and Jay Lake.
Proceeds to be donated to Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue to help support their mission, “That others may live!”
Wallace Falls Trail Run follows a loop course, with an out and back near the middle of the first loop. Runners will start at the Wallace Falls trailhead, run up the Woody trail, out the upper grade (logging road) to the Wallace Lake aid station, down the Greg Ball trail and the RR Grade trail back to the start/finish and trailhead aid station. On the first loop, at the Wallace Lake aid station, runners will also run out to Jay Lake and back, then continue the loop. Half marathon runners will have a short out and back on the RR grade before turning onto the Woody trail. Runners doing the 22.4 mi will run a second loop without the Jay Lake out and back. Runners doing the 50 km will run 2nd and 3rd loops without the Jay Lake out and back. The 50k may actually be closer to 52k.
On the Woody trail, runners will have views of the Wallace River and Middle and Upper Wallace Falls. Runners will have views of the Skykomish valley from the upper grade, and if it’s not too cloudy, all the way out to the Olympic mountains. There are also great lake views at the Wallace Lake aid station and around the lake toward the Jay Lake trail.
Most of the climbing is on the Woody trail. It has several short climbs and descents early, then gets steeper nearing the waterfalls. The upper grade, road grade around Wallace Lake and Jay Lake trail are flat to rolling with a couple short climbs. The road grade to the Greg Ball trail has a short climb, followed by a moderate rolling descent. Most of the downhill is on the single track Greg Ball trail, which has some flowing twists and turns, a couple steeper sections and a few switchbacks. The RR Grade to the finish is mostly downhill, about 500ft over 2.3 mi with a couple small rollers.
Expect to get your feet wet whether or not it’s raining, which is very likely this time of year. Depending on how wet the Winter is, there could be multiple water crossings.
Please try to check in at least 30 minutes before your race start time. Pre-race briefings will begin about 10 minutes before each race starts.
6:30 am – Check in, and bib pick up opens
6:50 – 50 km pre-race brief
7:00 – 50 km start
7:20 – 22.4 mi pre-race brief
7:30 – 22.4 mi start
7:50 – Half Marathon pre-race brief
8:00 – Half Marathon start
10:30 – 50 km cut off to start 2nd loop
12:00 pm – 22.4 mi cut off to start 2nd loop
1:15 – 50 km cut off to start final loop
4:00 – Course closes
To confirm event status (sold out, cancellations, COVID restrictions, etc.), be sure to visit the event website above.