Introduction to Trail Running Racing - 25K

Trail Running Course

Introduction to Trail Running Racing

Train and participate in a local trail 25K race with us!

Introduction to Trail Racing is designed to help participants get ready and complete 25K trail race.  As an option you can join us at Kill Bill’s Oyster Dome Challenge – NW Endurance Events (July 6). 

NOTE: The number of participants may be expanded if there is interest - please register for the wait list if the course is full.

This course is best suited for participants who:

  • Have some experience with trails and trail running 
  • Can currently run 5-6 mi on trail (any pace)
  • Interested in training for a 25K trail race
  • Looking for a trail running group with similar goals

The course will offer:

  • Online classroom session via Zoom - required
  • Pre-built general training schedule 
  • Two weekly group runs available to course participants only (Tue and Sat) - Issaquah Alps and I-90 corridor locations (more runs will be posted after the info session as the course progresses)
  • Insights on nutrition, hydration, and gear 
  • Supportive community of trail runners

 To graduate the course, students are required to:

  1. Volunteer at one of the local trail races (one group option will be available.)
  2. Complete a 25K trail race (official race of participant's choice). Option provided:  Kill Bill’s Oyster Dome Challenge – NW Endurance Events (July 6) - registration for this race is not included - you must register separately.  

Course graduates will receive a brand-new trail running Skill Badge for Trail Racing 25K! (currently in production and coming soon)

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Introduction to Trail Running Racing (optional)
Tiger Mountain Lowlands
Tue, Apr 23, 2024
Registration closes Apr 21
8 participants
1 instructor
Granite Creek Trail
Sun, Apr 28, 2024
Registration closes Apr 26
9 participants
1 instructor
Cougar Mountain: Sky Country Trailhead
Thu, May 2, 2024
Registration closes Apr 22
6 participants
2 instructors
Cougar Mountain: Sky Country Trailhead
Sat, May 4, 2024
Registration closes Apr 21
8 participants
2 instructors
Oyster Dome
Sun, May 5, 2024
Registration closes May 3
6 participants
1 instructor
Mailbox Peak
Sat, May 11, 2024
Registration closes May 9
4 participants
1 instructor
Grand Ridge Park (Snoqualmie)
Sat, May 18, 2024
Registration closes May 16
7 participants
1 instructor
Deception Pass State Park
Sat, May 25, 2024
Registration closes May 23
6 participants
1 instructor
Taylor River
Sat, Jun 1, 2024
Registration closes May 30
6 participants
2 instructors
Rattlesnake Mountain Grand Traverse
Sun, Jun 9, 2024
Registration closes Jun 7
4 participants
2 instructors
Cougar Mountain: Sky Country Trailhead
Tue, Jun 11, 2024
Registration closes Jun 9
2 participants
1 instructor
Poo Poo Point via Chirico Trail
Wed, Jun 12, 2024
Registration closes Jun 10
2 participants
1 instructor
Middle Fork Snoqualmie River
Sat, Jun 22, 2024
Registration closes Jun 20
6 participants
2 instructors
Oyster Dome
Sat, Jul 6, 2024
Registration closes Jul 3
4 participants
2 instructors

Additional badges needed to graduate

Completed

Roster
Required Equipment

Field trip gear list:

  • Appropriate shoes, socks, shorts/pants and/or other apparel in technical/synthetic/wool fabrics for trail running
  • 10 Essentials adapted for trail running
  • Lightweight rain-resistant or waterproof jacket
  • Pack or waist belt or equivalent to hold required items and personal possessions such as medications, cell phone, keys, etc.
  • Water and snacks
  • Map (printed or digital) 

Weather dependent items (optional):

  • Gloves
  • Watch
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat or warm hat
  • Extra layers in in technical/synthetic/wool fabrics, e.g., an extra long-sleeved shirt
Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.