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
Hell's Gate State Park
This is our 5th year at Hell’s Gate!
Not only is this the season finale but this event is worth extra series points!!!
This is not one to miss. After the race we will have an awards ceremony for the SPS including tons of prizes and the age group trophies from Backyard Creations. Hell’s Gate state park offers camping and cabins for reservation this time of year, so call early and reserve your spot today.
Don’t forget that a State Parks pass is required, if you did not purchase a yearly pass you can buy one day of for $5.00. Make sure you have it or you could get a ticket ($90).
Hell’s Gate’s trails have a little bit of everything: pavement, sand, rocky technical sections, steep ups and downs, grand views and usually a smile when your finished. Since we changed up our format this year we also changed up the course. I decided to keep it simple, we have a 7.3 mile loop. Click here to see the course.
10K runners = 1 lap (Yes I know this is longer that a 10K, you will be fine)
25K runners = 2 laps
50K = 4 laps
Each lap has 1400’ of elevation gain and loss
Aid stations located at start/ finish mile 0 and at mile 5.5. Each aid station will Clif nutrition ,NUUN hydration and Halloween candy.
After the race enjoy our famous Taco soup and our typical goodies.
10/28/17 race day
6 am to 9 am packet pick up and late registration (cash or check only)
7:45 am 50K pre-race meeting
8:00 am 50K start
8:45 am 25k pre-race meeting
9:00 am 25k start
9:15 am 10K pre-race meeting
9:30 am 10K start
10:30 am post race meal and refreshments start
11:30 am kids race (dress up please J)
12:30 pm 10K point series awards
1:00 pm 25k point series awards
2:00 pm 50K point series awards
Hell’s Gate State Park
5100 Hells Gate Rd.
Lewiston, Idaho 83501
Click this link for google map directions
10K early registration $25.00 expires 7/29/17. $30.00 expires 8/29/17 and late registration $35.00
25K early registration $50.00 expires 7/29/17. $55.00 expires 8/29/17 and late registration $60.00
50K early registration $70.00 expires 7/29/17. $75.00 expires 8/29/17 and late registration $80.00
Custom Hells gate socks must be ordered by 9/1/17
***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 (10/23/17) prior to the race that you cannot attend. Send your transfer request to Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org. **
Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering. Without volunteers, races simply cannot happen! If you would like to volunteer please contact the Race Director.
Local time: 5:30 AM
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 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