Race Report: Summer Blast @ Redmond Watershed

Chalk up another marathon to Tracy M.   This time a trail marathon last Saturday, Aug.23rd.  “It is a 4-loop course through the forest along the beautiful (non technical) trails of the watershed.   It is a relatively inexpensive and very well organized event with excellent aid stations (i.e. lots of real food).  No matter how hot it gets, it is always shaded and cool.   This is an event well worth the drive down to Redmond”.   Thanks Tracy for the report.

This race also had a 5 mi, 10 mi, and half marathon course for those not wanting a marathon.   It features a flat to moderate-grade course with a few short steep climbs.  The entire course is lined with beautiful forest of Douglas firs, lush ferns and layered with moss–a quintessential Pacific Northwest forest.  The trail is primarily a wide dirt or gravel path, and is great for beginners and fun for veteran trail runners.  This is a fast course by trail running standards.  Info on this race and other NW trail races in WA can be found at nwtrailruns.com .  



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