Upcoming Trail Runs
Lord Hill 5Mile, 10Mile, 20Mile and 50K Trail Run
February 23, 2014 in Snohomish, Washington
Lord Hill Park has been a favorite for many trail runners in the Pacific Northwest as an early season trail run. Started by Tim Lofton and currently in its 11th year, the run starts and finishes at the south parking lot. Course distances available are 5 Mile, 10 Mile, 20 Mile and 50K. The courses will be well marked with streamers and arrows at intersections. About 1/3 of the course is fire road and 2/3 is single track.
The start of the race will be at the south parking lot of the park. There will be fully stocked aid stations about every 5 miles, giving runners plenty of fuel for the course. We will have water, Nuun, Clif product, PBJ sandwiches, fruit, cookies, crackers and pretzels. At the finish there will be hot vegetable soup and chili, plus other goodies to enjoy after the race.
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5M - $30
10M - $37
20M - $45
50K - $53
* Add $5 after 2/9 11:59pm. Add $10 day-of if event has not sold out.
The race will be held at Lord Hill Regional Park, Snohomish, Washington. The start will be at the south end. The address is 13900 Old Tester Road, Snohomish, Washington 98290.
Take Highway 522-E from I-405. Go 12 miles, then take the W. Main exit. From the roundabout, take the Tester Road exit and continue south 2.8 miles to a T intersection. Take a left to enter the park.
Parking instructions: While there is plenty of parking at the south parking lot, the start/finish parking area is not large enough to fit all runner's cars. Cars arriving after the lot has filled will be directed about a quarter mile up the hill, giving you the opportunity to get a warmup run before the start. If you would rather do without that, please ensure to show up early! Carpooling is highly encouraged, if you are looking to share a ride please use our facebook page to sync with likeminded runners.
Check-in starts 1 hour before race start of each distance. No 3rd loop starts after 1:45pm. Course Closes at 5pm, giving 9h to complete the race.
5 Mile and 10 Mile
Pre-run briefing and raffle: 9.15 am - 9.25 am
Start: 9.30 am
20 Mile and 50K
Pre-run briefing and raffle: 7.45 am - 7.55 am
Start: 8.00 am (No early start offered)
Course closure and 50K cutoff: 5 pm
Read about how we keep the races green here.
We are dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of the outdoors, and we encourage you to "leave no trace behind" by taking all trash with you. The park rangers always appreciate it when racers follow the marked course and keep the trails clean, and they are much more likely to grant permission for us to put on races at the same location if the trails are kept in good condition.
The trails will be open to other users during the event, including a few equestrians, pedestrians and cyclists. Signs will be posted weeks prior to the event so we don’t anticipate much equestrian use during the races, and equestrians are only allowed on the wider trails, where passing should be easy. However, horses do have the right of way, and if you encounter a horse in your path, stop running, step off the path, and let the horse past, unless the rider tells you that it is okay to walk past. Please be courteous. Where the trails are narrow, please let other participants pass you if they want to get by. It is a passing runner's job to tell the person in front that they wish to pass.
The course also features rough, rocky sections, and a couple of slippery bridges. Please be careful when you proceed. Participants are responsible for their own safety. In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1, should you decide to bring a cell phone, most areas of Lord Hill Park have reception. We will also have volunteers at mile 6 and we will sweep the course towards cutoff time. You must notify an event organizer or volunteer if you decide to quit since we need to ensure all participants have safely returned after the event.
For refunds/cancellations please see our poliicy.