State Park Series
State Park Series (SPS)
Welcome to Trail Maniacs State Park Series. When we first started Trail Maniacs I wanted to offer a race series that showcased the awesome trails in our area. I had no idea Trail Maniacs would grow this much and be so amazing! For 2017 we decided to keep our courses fresh and we are changing things up a little bit, well a lot actually! We are excited to announce that we are changing our race distances and will now offer a 10k course, 25k course and to challenge all of you ultra-distance folks, a few of the races will offer a 50k course! While the 50k distance is challenging, if you have ever wanted to “dip your toes” into that distance these races will be perfect! Most of you are familiar with Trail Maniac races - we don’t give away finisher medals at each race; but we will give you a great race course, tons of free prize giveaways, an amazing post-race meal including adult beverages, and our series finale offers the most unique award that you will ever receive! 2017 is only getting better! Don’t worry if you cannot participate in the series though, each of our races offers a unique challenge, a ton of swag, and the post-race is worth the price of admission. Pick the race that fits your schedule best and we look forward to meeting you. If you are new to trail running start with the 10k course and go from there – c’mon its just 6-ish miles, what could possible go wrong?!
**Other new items for 2017: our aid stations will be cup less at all of our races this year. We hope this is not a huge hassle for you, and our goal is to reduce the amount of waste that we produce at our races. I am also happy to announce that our series is part of Trail Runner Magazines Trophy Series.
** The Trail Runner Trophy Series is a points-based series of over 200 trail races in the United States and Canada. All Events are divided into two categories: Non-marathon (races shorter than 26 miles) and marathon and longer distances (races 26+ miles and longer).
SPS is a trail run point series and will include the 10k, 25k and 50k distances. We will count your best 4 out of 5 races in the series. SPS will include five state parks from two states (Idaho and Washington) one race per month from May thru October. SPS will have over $4,000.00 in prizes for the overall series. Come stay the weekend, each of the state parks offer camping and showers!
For information about our fatass runs and other non-SPS events subscribe to us on Facebook. Our 2017 SPS Race Series calendar will include:
5/20/17 SPS #1 Farragut State Park
6/17/17 SPS #2 Heyburn State Park
7/22/17 SPS #3 Mt. Spokane State Park
9/9/17 SPS #4 Riverside State Park – Bowl & Pitcher area
10/28/17 SPS #5 Halloween at Hell’s Gate State Park
SPS #1 Farragut State Park
Farragut State Park, what a great first stop for the SPS series! Why is Farragut so great... well lets talk single track! Farragut has miles of single track and you will see all the best sections. The 13 mile run is almost all single track and has very little elevation gain and loss (< 1000'). And you will finish on the lake shore trail, very scenic! The five mile course is a sweet lolly pop loop that includes "Dam-it-Dave hill" Oh wait I think every course I design has one of those. Don't forget to smile, you never know where I have a camera.
Come stay the weekend, Friday evening we will have a potluck at the Sunrise Day use area (I will supply the pasta including gluten free). Camping at this time of the year is on a first come first serve basis so no need for reservations. After the race on Saturday we will be serving gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and soup, if you have a sweet tooth no need to worry I got your back! And how about some adult beverages, I don't think I would have a race without them! Stick around and cheer on all the finishers.
Sunday: Bicycle Sales and Service will host a Mountain Bike race. Kent from the shop will offer a 3 race series utilizing Farragut, Heyburn and Hell’s Gate State Parks.
I am looking forward to hanging out with all of you and if you have not ran with Trail Maniacs you're in for a treat. You see we are about the friendships and companionship that trail running gives, we are not about a race medals or trinkets. I think the memories and free race photos are priceless.
5/19/17 6:00 pm-? Potluck & packet pick up at Sunrise Day Use area
5/20/17 Race day
• 7:00 am packet pick up / late registration (cash or check only)
• 8:45 am 1/2 marathon pre-race meeting
• 9:00 am Start
• 9:15 am 5 mile pre-race meeting
• 9:30 am Start
• 10:30 am to ? Post race meal
Farragut State Park
13550 E. Hwy. 54
Athol, ID 83801
We will start at the Sunrise Day use area, just follow the Trail Maniac signs to the start.
An Idaho Parks Pass is required or you can pay $5.00 at the gate.
After the race enjoy a great post race meal and beverages.
• 1/2 marathon early registration $45.00
• 5 mile early registration $25.00
• High quality race shirt $25.00 ** Shirt sales end 4/8/16
Located on the southern tip of Lake Pend Oreille in the Coeur d' Alene Mountains of Northern Idaho, Farragut State Park offers unique scenery, history and an abundance of recreational opportunities, including disc golf, radio-controlled airplane field, fishing, hiking, biking, equestrian facilities and even World War II history - don't miss the Museum at the Brig during your visit.
***Entries are non-refundable and non-transferable to other runners. We understand that life happens and we will gladly issue a race credit into any of our other races (that are held for that year). Transfers must be received by Kelly Monday (5/15/17) prior to the race that you cannot attend. Send your transfer request to Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org. ***
REI schedule for Farragut 2016
- For more information about classes REI Spokane offers click this link: REI Spokane
Friday, May 6:
4-6 p.m. Arrive/set up
6-7 p.m. Potluck
7-8 p.m. Camp Cooking Class/s’mores around the campfire
Saturday, May 7:
7-8 a.m. Ultimate Camp Coffee Campfire Session(s)
8-10:30 a.m. Campsite games/lounge area for spectators
10:30 a.m.-Noon Recovery stretching/yoga for participants
5-6:30 p.m. Outdoor Emergency Preparedness class
6:30-8 p.m. Make Your Own Trail Mix/s’mores again
Sunday, May 8:
8-10 a.m. Yoga/recovery stretching & Hiking Project tutorials
10 a.m.-Noon Break down campsite
5 mile course
Local time: 5:07 AM