Saturday, Jun 24, 2023 @ 7:30 AM

Leavenworth Trail Fest

10701 Ski Hill Drive, Leavenworth, WA 98826

Leavenworth, WA 27k Elite, 27k Sport, 27k Masters 50+

This Event Took Place Sat. Jun 24, 2023

Registration Closes

May 21, 2024 - 11:59 pm

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Leavenworth Skyline 27k

Vert Running Series


We’re heading to the beautiful Leavenworth, Washington to open the 2024 Vert Running Series with the Leavenworth Skyline 27k. The Leavenworth Ski Area will be the venue and it will showcase the skyline just to the North of the city with great views from the ridges of the Cascade Mountains and Eastern Cascades alpine desert views in the fast forest service road sections of Freund Canyon.

We’re thankful for the Evergreen MTB Alliance and Leavenworth Ski Hill Area for their great work on the trail system and sharing it with us for this event. Bring the family for the weekend or week to enjoy a great outdoors experience.


Elite: Sponsored runners or runners wanting to build a resume to become sponsored
Sport: Trail runners who don’t have the time to train like the Elites but want to get out and give it their all.
Masters: 45 plus years of age, who still love to compete but are getting tired of those youngsters just nudging them out at the line.

Top 3 Overall
Men, Women & Non-binary
Elite, Sport & Masters

Vert King, Queen and Monarch (fastest to high point)

You’ll find some of the greatest custom awards at this event. All awards are custom wooden designs and are great for displaying your accomplishment.


The Leavenworth Skyline 27k will start at the base of the Leavenworth Ski Hill Area. Utilizing much of the awesome MTB trail system this route ascends via “The Nut” for approximately 2 miles where the route grabs local forest service roads to the top of the Tumwater Ridge (Tumwater Paraglider Launch area parking) where the Summit King, Queen and Monarch will be determined. It then will descend back down and traverse over to the Freund Canyon area on some fast downhill forest service roads where you’re greeted with the views of the dry alpine desert landscape of the Eastern Cascade Mountains. Once at the bottom of the Freund Canyon area a short uphill section will get you to the last fast descent into the start/finish line and festival area.

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This race is Trail Sisters Approved and we have made the commitment to provide:

Equal Podium Spots for Women, Men and Non-binary
Equal Prize Money & Awards for Women, Men and Non-binary
Women’s specific swag & apparel
Menstrual products at all aid stations
Equal opportunity/space for women on the starting line

All finishers will receive the Leavenworth Trail Fest - More Cowbell! bell that is worthy of More Cowbell. Not one of the tingling bells. You will also get a meal from La Javelina at the Trail Family Food Tent..

Participants do have an option to plant five trees via our new Washington tree planting program through One Tree Planted rather than receiving the Cowbell finishers award.

Leavenworth Skyline 27k Course

Ski Hill 55k

With the launch of the Leavenworth Trail Fest we thought it worthy of a longer distance and to honor the venue area we've named it the Ski Hill 55k.

The Leavenworth Ski Hill Area has a long history of establishing new and great events in the winter during the 30's - 70's and introducing a new ultra distance will complete a full festival of not just running but also other mountain adventure activities.

The Ski Hill 55k is two loops of the Leavenworth Skyline 27k. One that delivers over 7,700 feet of vert and gives you double the views and opportunity to enjoy these fast flowing mountain trails.

We have one division for all three categories, Men, Women and Non-binary. Awards are three deep for each category.

All finishers will receive the Ski Hill 55k More Cowbell! bell that is worthy of More Cowbell. Not one of the tingling bells.

Participants do have an option to plant five trees via our new Washington tree planting program through One Tree Planted rather than receiving the Cowbell finishers award.

This event is not part of the Vert Running Series.

The Town 5k

We wanted to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to enjoy the trails and views during the festival so we've added a short 5k course. This is also a great opportunity for Youth Under 20 to get out and experience mountain running events. Youth also have a special discount.

Custom awards to top 3 man, woman and non-binary and top 3 boys and girls. All finishers will receive a custom wood medal, snacks, Best Day Brewing drink and other soft drinks..

Trail Family Food Tent

When our participants finish their mountain running experience, they'll find the Trail Family Food Tent to help them replenish their nutrients including vegan friendly choices. A great way to chat about the day is around the tables with your trail running family.


We have several volunteer opportunities that you can sign up for here at Ultrasignup. All volunteers will receive $20 credit per hour served to use on any of our events here on Ultrasignup. These credits are good for two years and can be transferred to a family member or friend if you email us.

One Tree Planted

We have partnered with One Tree Planted to have an option to have 5 trees planted in the state of Washington instead of receiving the finishers award. You can make a difference and help our event stay carbon neutral through this thoughtful option.

You can select your option during registration.

Event's current local time: 7:47 AM PT


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