Mountain Magic 5/10/25k and Marathon
Get ready for some of the most exciting and beautiful running trails in the Inland NW! The Mountain Magic Trail Race is back June 17 and 18, 2023. Rolling trails, pine trees and whole lot of happy faces—what more could a runner ask for?
These trails are winding, rolling, and really really special. Most are wide ski trails through the pines. For the longer distances, there are a couple of minor peaks to summit, making them runnable but still enough elevation gain and loss to push you to your limit!
This year brings a few exciting changes. The 10k course has been updated, bringing a cool new trail with some more challenging elevation into the mix.
The 5k option remains a great way for adults, youth and kids who have never run trails or entered a trail race to make the move from pavement to dirt, on some of the most beautiful, winding parts of the run.
MOUNTAIN MAGIC TRAIL MARATHON
Check it out! Spokane's first trail marathon (that we know of, at least). Head up Sunday to test your legs on this sweet 2-loop course. There's minimal overlap between the loops, and they'll take you through most of the Nordic ski trail park. About half the marathon is on mountain roads with views across the valley and the rest is on those magical wide rolling trails.
5/10/25k: There will be two aid stations: a water/sports drink table on the 5k/10k course and a food and fluid table at two points of the 15k loop.
Marathon: There will be a total of 5 aid stations: two aid stations that runners will pass on each loop (one at NOVA Hut and the other at Junction 9) plus one at the start/finish pass-through between loops.
To keep nature pure and to aid in clean-up, this is a cupless event. If you will want water or sport drink at the aid stations, please bring a hand-held or disposable bottle to carry with you.
> 10k: approx 1100 ft gain
> 25k: approx 2450 ft gain total
*HOWEVER The rolling course makes it deceptively challenging.
After you've crossed the finish line, grab a light lunch. Food is included in registration costs. Additional meal tickets are available for $5 at registration. Volunteers eat free, of course.
No dogs on the trail please.
- Early registration will open February 1, 2023. -
State Parks has set a registration limit again this year, of 300 registrations per day, so sign up ASAP! Once registration maxes out, we will post a notice on this site and the event website.
*In the event of Acts of God, COVID restrictions or State Park closure etc, entries are non-refundable. There will be be no deferred entries for the 2024 event.
Helping runners enjoy their day can be just as satisfying as running it yourself. Check out volunteer opportunities using the link below. Get a free entry when you volunteer for the day you aren't running! **Volunteers can claim one free entry for a friend/family member. Before you register for the race, sign up for your role via the volunteer link on the event website and then contact us using the contact form, also on the event website .
SUPPORTING MILLWOOD IMPACT
This year, we're excited to partner with Millwood Impact, which does awesome work with youth in the Millwood and the West Valley. Part of your entry fees will support their work, and their volunteers will be out on the course helping you have an incredible day on the trails.
Costs and Schedule
Feb 1 - April 9
5/10k $37.00 | 25k $42.00 | Marathon $52
April 10 - May 10
5/10k $42.00 | 25k 47.00 | Marathon $57
May 11 - June 15 (midnight)
5/10k $52.00 | 25k $57.00 | Marathon $67
5/10k $65.00 | 25k $75.00 | Marathon $85
*CORONAVIRUS CONTINGENCY: In the event of cancellation due to the coronavirus or any other unavoidable situation such as an Act of God, no refund will be provided. There will be be no deferred entries for the 2024 event.
SATURDAY SCHEDULE (subject to change. Check back prior to event day.):
Packet pickup 45-60 minutes prior to race start time
> 8:45 - 25k Race meeting
> 9:00 - 25k Race start
> 10:15 - 10k race meeting
> 10:30 - 10k race start
> 10:45 - 5k race meeting
> 11:00 - 5k race start
*schedule subject to change
For more information or to sponsor the race, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event's current local time: 5:53 PM PT