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. SPS will include six state parks from two states (Idaho and Washington) one race per month from May thru October. SPS will have over $2,000.00 in prizes for the overall series. Come stay the weekend, each of the state parks offer camping and showers!
This year we want you to think of us as your “trail running family” like I have said in the past: “our races are like a family reunion but with people you enjoy!” Plan on staying the weekend at our races and enjoy what these great state parks have to offer.
What if I only want to run one or two of the races? That’s not a problem, 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.
Welcome to our season finale Halloween at Hell's Gate. This is our fourth year at Hells Gate State Park in Lewiston, Idaho and this race will mark the season finale for the State Park Series. If you would like to see the current standings visit our Facebook page.
Thank you REI Spokane and Saucony for the FANTASTIC overall 1st-3rd place giveaway prizes. We also have custom trophies from Backyard Creations (1st-3rd place age group winners). Remember we take your best 4 of 5 races and tally the points based on that. Don't worry if you have not participated in the entire series, this is still a fun race and the celebration afterwards is not to be missed. We highly encourage COSTUMES!!!
Come enjoy some milder October weather in Lewiston, Idaho. Not only is Hells Gate State Park open for tent and cabin camping year round, but you and your little ones can camp out and enjoy the beautiful fall colors.The average temperature in October is a high of 52 and a low of 41. Perfect for a trail run!
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 our popular Taco soup (Vegan options also), sweets and of course adult beverages from Slate Creek. Stick around for our awards ceremony after the race.
I am looking forward to hanging out with all of you and if you have not run with Trail Maniacs before you are 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.
6:00 pm-? Potluck at large shelter area
10/29/16 Race day
• 7:00-8:45 am packet pick up at the Equestrian Area
• 8:45 am 1/2 marathon pre-race meeting
• 9:00 am 1/2 marathon Start
• 9:15 am 5 mile pre-race meeting
• 9:30 am 5 mile Start
• 10:30 am to ? Post race meal
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.
• ***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 the Monday (10/24) prior to the race that you cannot attend. Send your transfer request to Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.****
Course: The 1/2 marathon will have 4 aid stations and the 5 mile course will have 2 aid stations.
Local time: 5:48 PM
*** Each aid station will have gels, Gatorade, chips and Halloween candy .
Now all the other stuff:
Day of race pricing:
½ marathon $55.00*
5 mile $35.00*
Race hoodie $35.00*
State Park series hoodies $40.00*
Pint Glasses $10.00*
Trail Maniac Bike jerseys $90.00 (we only have a few left)
*Trail Maniac Club members receive $5.00 off*
Weather can be unpredictable, be sure to dress appropriately. It could be wet, bring a change of clothes.
Hells Gate State Park
5100 Hells Gate Rd.
Lewiston, Idaho 83501