This event offers Half Marathon, 50k and 5 mile courses, all finishing at the spectacular Rattlesnake Lake, nestled between the Issaquah Alps and the Cascade foothills. 5 mile runners will enjoy a cruise down and back on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail, a gently-sloping old railroad grade, while trail runners on the two longer course will traverse Rattlesnake Ridge with its spectacular views!
Visit the event page at Northwest Trail Runs (www.nwtrailruns.com) for more info and to see the map of the planned courses.
Start times: 50k at 7:30 am, Half Marathon at 9:30 am, and 5 mile at 10:00 am.
The Half Marathon course is a point-to-point course, with the start and finish far apart, so runners will need to sign up for the shuttle bus or arrange to car shuttle with other runners.
The Half Marathon run will serve as the fourth of five races in the 2012 Half Marathon Trail Series.
Local time: 5:26 AM