2020 Horse Lake Trail 25K, 10 Mile and 5 Mile Runs
The Horse Lake 25K, 10-Mile and 5-Mile Trail Runs are held on the 1,700-acre Horse Lake Reserve, located in the Wenatchee Foothills near the city of Wenatchee, and owned by the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust. The reserve is known for its plant life and stunning views of the North Cascades and the Wenatchee River and Columbia River valleys. This 6th-annual trail run event is again a fundraiser for the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust. Proceeds will be go directly to trail construction and maintenance at the Horse Lake Reserve.
The Horse Lake event is part of the three-event Wenatchee Valley Trail Run Series put on by RunWenatchee. Other races in the series include the Red Devil Challenge Trail Runs (June 6, 2020) in the Wenatchee National Forest near Cashmere; and the Oktoberfest Trail Runs (Oct. 17, 2020) at Leavenworth.
Course description: The trail runs utilize the Homestead, Apricot Crisp and Glacier View trails. These trails are nicely graded single and double track.
Start times: 7:30 a.m. for the 25K trail run; 8:00 a.m. for the 10 mile trail run; and 8:30 a.m. for the 5-mile trail run.
Start and finish lines: Horse Lake Reserve Trailhead, 3 miles northwest of Wenatchee at the end of Horse Lake Road
Packet pickup: 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2020, at Pybus Public Market, 7 Worthen St., Wenatchee; and from 7 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the Horse Lake Reserve Trailhead.
In-person registration: 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, May 8th, 2020 at Pybus Public Market, 7 Worthen St., Wenatchee. Please note: There will be no in-person registration on Saturday at the trailhead.
Parking and race shuttles: Parking is limited (approximately 80 parking spots) at the Horse Lake Reserve where the event will take place. RunWenatchee has arranged for a shuttle service from the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2000 N. Wenatchee Ave., to the race site and then back afterwards on Saturday morning, May 9. Here is the shuttle schedule:
• 6:45 a.m.: 25K runners leave in shuttle buses from the Wal-Mart parking lot to Horse Lake.
• 7:15 a.m and 7:30 am: 5-Mile and 10-Mile runners leave in shuttle buses for the Wal-Mart parking lot to Horse Lake.
Essentials: We will have fully staffed and supplied aid stations on the courses. Stations will have water, energy drink and gels. Runners are encouraged to bring hydration packs/water bottles and/or energy food to carry on this course as spring can be warm.
Runner premiums: A Commerative Horse Lake Trail Run Medal and a reusable, collapsible drinking cup will be included in each entry
T-shirts are available for additional purchase during online registration only.
Post race food: There will be food and liquid refreshment available for all runners at the finish area.
Individual awards: Top male and female finishers in each distance will receive a commemorative award. Ruck athletes will also receive a Special finisher award.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for course or race information.
Races are going cupless for 2020!
All our trail races are going cupless for 2020! Each runner will receive a reusable, collapsible drinking cup as part of the entry for the event.
New Distance in 2020!
We are upgrading the 7 mile distance to 10 mile, incorporating 3 miles of new trail built in 2018-19, Burts Trail. Map updates are coming soon.
Middle School, High School, and College Students are all eligible for a substantial entry discount to all our trail runs. Click on the Student Entry if you are any one of these runners.
We have added a new "twist" to our trail events. We have added a new option called Rucking.
Local time: 5:06 PM
RUCK•ING [VERB] // Walking/hiking with a weighted rucksack (aka backpack). It implies action, energy, and purpose. Rucking requires strength, endurance, and character -- and builds it, too.
Rucking is the foundation of Special Forces training, but is also a great alternative to running for those that are not able to run but are avid hikers, walkers, and fast packers.
Many of us have taken on rucking as another way to stay fit and challenge ourselves on the trails, so we decided to add this to our event schedule!
The rules: Pick your Distance. Complete any HorseLake Run Distance wearing the pack: Special Award Given to those that complete the event wearing the pack.
Bodyweight under 150 lbs: 10 lbs + Rucksack/Backpack
Bodyweight over 150 lbs: 20 lbs + Rucksack/Backpack
Need a pack, weighted plates or other gear? Check out www.goruck.com