State Park Series
Welcome to Trail Maniacs State Park Series. For 2016 we are so excited to welcome REI into our trail running family. Trust me you do not want to miss these races! REI will be onsite for each of the five races in the series providing cooking demos and a complete set up of their top of the line camping equipment and games for you and your family to enjoy and demo. Bring your family and stay the weekend! We are also excited to announce that Saucony is coming back as our official shoe sponsor for 2016.
SPS will include five state parks from two states (Idaho and Washington) one race per month from May thru October. SPS will have over $3,000.00 in prizes for the overall series. We will also continue with the Friday evening potluck and Sunday morning social run tradition as well! We will provide the pasta (regular and gluten free) for the Friday evening potluck meal.
SPS is a trail run point series, including 5 mile and half marathon distances. We will count your best 4 out of 5 races in the series. BUT its okay if you only want to run one or two of the races! Trust me, you and your family will enjoy it! Pick the race that fits your schedule best and I look forward to meeting you.
What if I am new to trail running? These races are perfect for you, start with the 5 mile runs and give it a shot.
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.
5/6/16 6:00 pm-? Potluck & packet pick up at Sunrise Day Use area
5/7/16 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
5/8/16 Bicycle Sales and Service Mountain Bike Race (time TBD)
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 (5/2/16) 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: 8:01 PM