Come out to lovely Lake Sylvia State Park near Montesano for Run Forest Run. The race offers the runner the choice between the 25K and 50K distances. The race will start and finish in the state park but most of the course will travel on trails through the neighboring working forest owned by the City of Montesano. Entry fees are a modest $35 for the 25K and $45 for the 50K.

The 25K course is a loop which consists mostly of double or single track trail and gravel road with less than two miles of paved road. The 50K is completed by running a second loop around the 25K course. The course has approximately 2,400 feet of elevation gain (per loop) which is spread out over numerous short climbs. The start and finish will travel along the shoreline of Lake Sylvia while the balance of the course will take the runner through either forest or recently clearcut areas. Sections of the trail are rough, rutted, and/or muddy, and as it is winter, expect to get wet and dirty.

Upcoming Races

Feb 19 2022
50 KM
4,800 4,800 ft.
Multiple Loop Course
3 Elevation Rating
Hilly, ~2500-7500 feet in 50 miles
3 Surface Rating
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts


50 KM View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
02/15/20 20 5:53:23 6:49:55
02/16/19 35 5:05:31 5:28:39
02/17/18 13 4:57:56 5:12:23
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