Saturday, May 27, 2023 @ 9:00 PM

Squak In The Dark

21430 SE May Valley Rd

Issaquah, WA 8 Hrs Masters (50+), 8 Hrs Sport, 8 Hrs Elite

This Event Took Place Sat. May 27, 2023

The Event

Vert Running Series


We're excited to have Squak In The Dark as the first race of the Vert Running Series. This five race series offers three divisions. Elite (Pros and those wanting to be pro), Sport (Recreational) and Masters (50+) Get more info on the Vert Running Series.

Squak In The Dark will be held August 3, 2024 on Squak Mountain State Park in the great Issaquah Alps area.

We love vert and this night running event will supply 1500 feet of vert each loop that will challenge your running skills while giving you fast flowing downhill sections to let the wind blow through your hair and/or ears.

You have 8 hours to complete as many loops as your legs allow. Your last loop must be finished at 5 am.


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: 50 plus years of age, who still love to compete but are getting tired of those youngsters just nudging them out at the line.

All Participants Receive

Custom wooden finishers medal
Family Style Breakfast @ Finish


Top 3 Overall Elite Men and Women's - Cash Awards
Top 3 Overall Sport Men and Women’s – custom wood awards
Top 3 Masters (50+) Men and Women’s – custom wood awards
King & Queen of Vert Men and Women’s fastest ascent on first lap – $100 Each

Supporting: Issaquah Alps Trail Club
$10 of each registration fee goes to this awesome local organization. You also have an option of giving more support during registration.


5.1 Mile Loop
1500′ of Vert Per Loop
2 Fully Stocked Aid Stations
Water and Hammer Heed
GU Gels
PBJ, Chips, Fruit etc
Well Marked Course – Flagging and Signs


$97.00 – No Day Of Registration


7:30 pm – Bib Packet Pick Up
8:45 pm – Pre-race Meeting
9:00 pm – Start
4:30 am – Family Style Breakfast Starts
5:00 am – Finish Line Closes
5:15 am – Awards

Strava Course Map

No Refunds

Trees Not Awards

We’re partnering with Trees Not Tees to offer you the option of planting a tree instead of receiving our event participant finishers medal and neck gaiter. Planting a tree is one of the best things you can do to fight climate change, as they remove carbon dioxide from the air as they grow.

When registering, just choose the Trees Not Awards option on the waiver page. After the event you will receive certificate, photo and GPS coordinates of your tree's location.

Event's current local time: 9:51 PM PT


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