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 state parks. Wow, 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, each state park race 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?!
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 $6,000.00 in prizes for the overall series. These prizes are possible because of our great sponsors REI Spokane, Altra, Nathan, Clif Bar, Nuun and special thanks to our local running store Fleet Feet Coeur d Alene. And the series is a part of the Trail Runner Magazine trophy series. Come stay the weekend, each of the state parks offer camping and showers!
For information about our fat ass 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
Volunteers thank you so much! Without volunteers, races WON'T happen. If you would like to volunteer please contact the Race Director.
Ways to earn money for your high school cross country team:
Bring a minimum of 7 volunteers from your team and Trail Maniacs will donate cash to your cross country team.
Volunteer at an earlier race >> You get a FREE entry for any Trail Maniacs race of your choosing.
Some of the volunteer roles that are available at each race:
Course marshal - help direct athletes on the course
Post race meal
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. Each of the courses will be on single track with have very little elevation gain/loss per lap (< 1000'), we will still finish on lake shore trail, and of course I will find as many "Dam-it-Dave hill's" that I can! 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). Reservations are needed for camping at this time of the year. After the race on Saturday join us for our legendary "tail-gate" parties! 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 from Slate Creek Brewery, I don't think I would have a race without them! Stick around and cheer on all the finishers.
I am looking forward to hanging out with all of you, and if you have not run with Trail Maniacs before 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
• 7:45 am 50K race briefing
* 8:00 am 50K start
* 8:45 am 25K race briefing
• 9:00 am 25K Start
• 9:15 am 10K race briefing
• 9:30 am 10K 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.
• 50K early registration $70.00. After 12/31/16 $75.00. After 2/28/17 $80.00
• 25K early registration $50.00. After 12/31/16 $55.00. After 2/28/17 $60.00
• 10K early registration $25.00. After 12/31/16 $30.00. After 2/28/17 $35.00
High quality run socks $15.00 ** Sock sales end 4/28/17
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 within 12 months). 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. ***<
Here are the links for the routes, please click these for the map and elevation profile.
25K route map click here
50K route is two laps on the 25K course
10K route click here
Local time: 8:25 PM