February Winter Conditioning Run: 6+ miles

Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series

February Winter Conditioning Run: 6+ miles - Cougar Mountain: Red Town Trailhead

Winter Trail Running Conditioning Course runs from 6+ miles. You will need to complete 2 course runs per month over Dec, Jan and Feb to graduate.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.7 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,890 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,516 ft
  • Pace: avg 3.5 mph

Meet at 5pm at Sky Country trailhead. Following introductions, description of route and current trail conditions, plan to start running by 5:10PM. No passes required. Portable toilet available at trailhead.

We'll meet just outside the gate. Park on the street. Trail head is here: https://maps.app.goo.gl/4Tn5gavYpCnCoG5w5

We will follow a series of loops of about 8.7 miles, 1300ft gain along the trails from Sky Country trail head at Cougar Mountain. We will look to do an avg pace of 3.5 mph: moderate to fast (depending on group comfort) hike uphill and 4.5-5.0 mph straightaway and downhill. Please bring headlamp - we will be running in the dark.

For a complete description of trail running with the Mountaineers, please consult the Trail Running Standards.

Gaia route: https://www.gaiagps.com/map/?loc=14.4/-122.1105/47.5365&pubLink=ZJ5S26yjl0yIZczPnk8jUFG5&trackId=8048b47a-eedb-4472-98d5-1c4a5ce10405

King County Cougar Map: https://your.kingcounty.gov/GIS/web/Web/VMC/recreation/BCT_CougarMtn_brochure_.pdf

Full details will be soon after registration closes on Feb 6. In the interim, please contact the leader with any questions at amalija.kopac@gmail.com.


Cougar Mountain: Red Town Trailhead

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please wear layers of breathable, technical clothing suitable for outdoor aerobic activities for this course's activities.

  • Waterproof jacket, hat, buff, gloves, sunglasses; running-specific gaiters recommended
  • Warm mid-weight layer (e.g. down vest or wool long sleeve)
  • Trail running shoes
  • A small day pack suitable for trail running
  • Bring snacks and water
  • Trail running-adapted ten essentials
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
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