This race is open between Oct 2nd and Oct 15th. Registration closes Oct 14th.
Event's current local time: 11:17 PM PT
The Quad Killer is a vertical kilometer foot race... with a couple of twists. The trail that will be used is in Benton City, WA at the Horse Heaven Hills Recreation Area (i.e. McBee trails). After a couple of years scouring the Tri-Cities area, this is the only trail that could be found to hold a VK race on. Since we don't have 3 mile long hills around here, this trail is short enough and steep enough to allow meeting the VK criteria (1 km elevation gain in 5 km distance) with hill repeats. The trail being used is 0.33 mile long and gains 662 feet of elevation. While the average grade is just over 37%, there are a few sections that hit 50%.
Participants will need to climb the trail 5 times and descend it 4 times, thus you start at the bottom and finish at the top. From experience, the crux of this race is not the elevation gain - it is the descents... hence the race name. Due to how steep and narrow the trail is, it was decided to allow participants to do the event anytime within a 2-week window, which will limit the carnage that would occur with people passing one another. As such, you will need to self-time with a GPS device so the results can be verified.
The race window for this year is from 12:00am Monday October 2, 2023 – 11:59pm Sunday October 15, 2023.
For more information, visit the event website or send an email.