Saturday, Sep 23, 2023 @ 7:30 AM

Mt Si Hill Climb

112 W. 2nd St North Bend, WA

North Bend, WA Elite Division, Sport Division, Masters 50+ Division, Youth Under 20

This Event Took Place Sat. Sep 23, 2023

Mt Si Hill Climb 17k

Vert Running SeriesDynafit USA


We’re grateful to have the opportunity to bring one of the classic hill climb running events into the Vert Running Series. Martin Volken, owner of North Bend’s Pro Ski and Moutain Service started this event a few years ago and it has gained a regular following of vert seeking enthusiasts.

Starting and finishing at the Pro Ski and Mountain Service shop in the outdoor mecca town of North Bend brings the European feel that steep mountain running races should have. You look up from the shop and see Mt Si as the backdrop and chills go down your body as you prepare to take on our shortest, 17k, vert event of the series. The first couple of miles is flat and gives the legs an opportunity to warm up and once you get to the Little Si trailhead, it’s all uphill from there. In fact, 3,500 feet of vert will push your lungs to the limits. You’ll get a quick break at the summit to take a peek of the Snoqualmie Valley below and then it’s quad smashing time down the Mt Si Trail and back into North Bend.

The fastest man, woman and non-binary to the summit will be crowned King, Queen and Monarch of Vert along with $100 cash each. The top 3 of each Vert Running Series division will receive awards and everyone will receive a finishers medal.

Aid Stations

Mile 2 - water & Gnarly Fuel2O
Mile 4.7 (Summit) water, Gnarly Fuel2O, Maple Hunk and GU gels
Mile 9  - water & Gnarly Fuel2O

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Elite is for Men, Women & Non-binary and is for the sponsored runners and pros and those that want to get recognized by the sponsors. We want to help local trail running vert monsters achieve their dreams.

Sport is for all recreational runners, Men, Women and Non-binary who want a great challenge but don’t have the time to get out and train like the pros. This is a fun way to meet new friends, challenge yourself while also getting prizes and awards.

Masters is for the Men, Women & Non-binary who are 45 years of age and over. You are the ones that may still be at the top of your form, but those youngsters are taking away all the awards. You still have that competitive drive and now you can push it with others who are in the same boat.

Hill Climb Race Schedule

6:30 am Hill Climb Bib Packet Pickup Opens
7:00 am Pre-race Briefing
8:00 am am Start All Divisions
9:00 am Trail Family Food Tent Opens for Participants
11:30 am Awards
2:30 pm Course Closes

Awards and More




KING, QUEEN & MONARCH of Vert (fastest to high point on course first loop)


We will be supporting the Northwest Avalanche Center and $10 from your 17k registration fee goes directly to them. You can also select other donation amounts during your registration.

The Northwest Avalanche Center exists to increase avalanche awareness, reduce avalanche impacts, and equip the community with mountain weather and avalanche forecasts, education, and data.

Mt Si VK

Attention all fearless runners! The moment you've been waiting for is finally here. Introducing Mt Si VK, the ultimate challenge that will push your limits and test your strength against the iconic Mt Si.

Are you ready to prove yourself as the fastest and strongest? Lace up your shoes and join us for a thrilling adventure like no other. With 1,000 meters of vertical ascent in less than a 5k, or even less than 3 miles, this is your chance to claim victory over runner vs mountain.

Divisions - Men, Women and Non-binary
Awards - Top 3 in each division
All finishers receive a custom finishers medal

Two Start Times
Men 7 am
Women & Non-binary 7:15 am

Starts in Little Si overflow parking area and goes up Old Si Trail finishing at the Snoqualmie Valley Overlook next to Haystack.

2.8 miles
3450 feet of vert

Limited to 50

This event is not part of the Vert Running Series.

One Tree Planted

We have partnered with One Tree Planted to have an option to have 5 trees planted in the state of Washington instead of receiving the finishers award. You can make a difference and help our event stay carbon neutral through this thoughtful option.

You can selection your option during registration.


We have several volunteer opportunities that you can sign up for here at Ultrasignup. All volunteers will receive $20 credit per hour served to use on any of our events here on Ultrasignup. These credits are good for two years and can be transferred to a family member or friend if you email us.

Event's current local time: 7:26 PM PT


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