A brand new trail race from Outdoor Arts and Recreation and directed by James Varner (Rainshadow Running's founder) as a fundraiser for Interfaith Works Emergency Overnight Shelter which provides critical support for the homeless of Olympia/Thurston Co. 100% of your entry is being donated by the race to the shelter! The race course is fun, relatively flat so it's great for beginners or folks wanting a fast time and super scenic: mostly single track trail through mossy, dense, old forest, past lakes, alongside creeks, etc. And like all races that James organizes FUN is emphasized and folks are encouraged to hangout afterwards and enjoy a big selection of food and drinks including local micro-brew beer.

Upcoming Races

Jun 15 2019
50 KM
This race course is fun and relatively flat, with only ~300 feet of elevation gain per 10K loop
1,500 1,500 ft.
Multiple Loop Course
Rolling, ~2500 feet in 50 miles
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts


Date Distance Total Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
06/16/18 50 KM 68 3:12:13 4:08:29
06/03/17 50 KM 12 3:54:41 5:44:13
We try to keep the most accurate information about this race, but changes do happen. Always visit the official race website for the most up to date information.

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