SPS is a trail run point series, including 5 mile and half marathon distances. We will count your best 5 out of 6 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!” So this year we will be incorporating a Friday evening potluck meal (we provide the pasta) and a Sunday social run. 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. What a great ride this year has been! I had no way of knowing how wonderful and supportive this trail running community could be and I want to thank all of you so so much! This is our third year at Hells Gate State Park 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.
Local time: 2:39 PM
This year is bigger and better! SPS #6 will be our biggest prize and swag giveaway yet! Thank you Saucony for the 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 5 of 6 races and tally the points based on that.
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 Haunted Hay Ride that night! Yep you read that right folks - a real live haunted hay ride at Hells Gate State Park! Trust me this will be the best $5 you spend this year. The average temperature in October is a high of 52 and a low of 41. Perfect for a trail run!
This race is rated as difficult and uses the entire trail system at Hells Gate State Park. The elevation gain/loss on this race is 2200 feet.
After the race enjoy chicken taco soup, drinks, and lots of goodies!
Hell's gate has some diverse trails! And the 13 mile runners will use almost all of them, including running up and down Devils slide, Everest trail and endurance trail (AKA the sand pit).
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 our popular Taco soup (Vegan options also), 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.And don't forget the awards, tons of stuff.
On Sunday we will have a social run 5-? miles.
I am looking forward to hanging out with all of you and if you have not ran with Trail Maniacs your 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.
10/30/15 Packet pickup noon to 5pm location Large shelter
6:00 pm-? Potluck & packet pick up at Large shelter area
10/31/15 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 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.
• 1/2 marathon early registration $40.00
• 5 mile early registration $25.00
• SPS hoodie $30.00
***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 prior to the race that you cannot attend. Send your transfer request to Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.****