This is a scenic trail run showcasing the beautiful and relatively untouched Shrub-Steppe of Southeastern Washington. It includes a 4k which has a gentle incline and gentle downhill out and back with and also an 11k loop that includes an intense climb up the Rattlesnake arm gaining 1500 ft over 4 miles. This run is a fundraiser for the local running organization Runners of the Sage.
WHEN: Saturday March 6th, 2021
TIME: 11K (6.8 miles) – 8:00 AM, 4K (2.4 miles) – 8:15 AM
WHERE: Rattlesnake Mountain Recreation Preserve Trailhead – Hwy 225 – 7 miles from exit 96 off I-82. Here is a link to the location.
REASON: This is a fundraiser for the Runners of the Sage running group www.runnersofthesage.com – with the mission to encourage more active, self-sufficient, environmentally aware lifestyles.
COST/MERCHANDISE: $15 for 4K and $25 for 11K. Pre-registration closes Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021. T-shirts are $20 with pre-registration. Day of race registration is $35 for the 11k and $25 for 4k.
Very comfortable Tri-Blend Bella Canvas shirts are $20 with pre-registration. They come in unisex sizes. There will be some extra shirts in limited sizes and quantities available for purchase the day of the race. Plus, there will be other Runners of the Sage apparel and Pint Glasses for sale.
This year more than ever we appreciate your purchase of merchandise as it is a fundraiser for our organization, which like most event organizers, we lost a lot of money in 2020 due to cancellations and are trying to recover some of our losses.
AWARDS/PRIZES: Overall Top 3, Male and Female.
Mountain Goat Challenge Award to the Fastest Male and Female to ascend the 660 ft over 0.45 mi. A cash prize of $50 will be awarded to the overall 11K male and female. A cash prize of $20 will be awarded to the overall 4K male and female. A cash prize of $20 will also be given to any new course record, 11k, 4k, or Mtn Goat Challenge.
Pick up your race packet with bib and goodies starting at 7:00 AM the day of the race.
GEAR: Weather can be unpredictable this time of year so come prepared and ready for rain/sun/wind/or snow. As of now this a minimally supported course so bring your own water/snacks if you need them.
Kyle Paulson, 4K, Male Record- 15:10
Anna Capps, 4K, Female Record – 21:10
Drew Macomber, 11K, Male Record - 44:01
Aisling Gardner, 11K, Female Record– 1:02:53
Drew Macomber, Mtn Goat Challenge, Male Record - 7:21
Christine Horner, Mtn Goat Challenge, Female Record – 11:06
4K (2.4 miles) is a single track trail ravine trail that is a gentle out and back uphill and downhill
11K (6.7 miles) is an uphill then downhill trail loop showcasing the beauty of the Sagebrush Steppe and Rattlesnake Mountain. Includes a very tough ascent and descent of Rattlesnake Arm from mile 3.75 – 4.65 which ascends 660 feet over 0.45 miles.