Date: Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Registration will open on November 1st, 2013!
Check in: 7-7:45am
Start time: 8:00am
Entry fee: $25 for trail race with chip timing or $43 for race and long-sleeve running shirt. Also includes one goody bag with an assortment of schwag from event sponsors (as long as supplies last), chip timing, access to fully stocked aid stations, post race meal, and access to race photos. Late registration is from 3/8-3/22 and is $5.00 more.
Packet pick up: at Runner's Soul in Kennewick on Friday, March 28th at 12pm-7pm.
Course: We need to remember that there are parts of the route that are on private property and we have special permission to be on these trails and roads only on race day. The course will start at the bottom of Queensgate Rd giving a chance for the participants to spread out and go up to the Canyon Trail through the parking lot area at the trail head. We will follow the Canyon Trail to the top and once we are at the top we will go East down the service road until it meets up with the Sagebrush Trail. At this point we will head North on the Sagebrush Trail until we get to the bottom of the Canyon Trail. Then we will carefully go back down the steep rock steps and before we get to the park we will take a Northwest turn on a unnamed, disappearing trail leading to the water towers. Once we get to the water towers we will go North on the short gravel road. At the end of the gravel road we will have an opportunity to refill our water bottles and turn left on Thoroughbred Way. Thoroughbred Way turns into Country Ridge Dr and then we will take a left on Strawberry Ln. We will run to the end of Strawberry Ln and get onto a jeep track that is parallel to the highway. At the end this jeep track we will be on a dirt road that goes in between a shop and a row of large poplar trees to the Skyline Trail and here we will have another chance refill our bottles and grab something to get revitalized to start the 2 mile climb up to the top of Badger Mt. via the Skyline Trail. When we get to the top we will head down the Skyline Trail until we meet up with the Sagebrush Trail and we will take it to the bottom of the Canyon Trail again. At this point we will carefully head down the steep rock steps to the finish in the park. A few sustained climbs make the cumulative elevation gain near 1,900'. More details to come!
Aid: stations every 2-4 miles stocked with water, electrolyte drink, and all the goodies you'll need.
Cut-off: there will be no cut-off time for this distance.
Award: special awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female finishers.
Train harder. Go further.