Upcoming Trail Runs
Leave behind the hustle and bustle of the last week and give yourself a much deserved break. The next race coming up is the Sepember 8th Dash Point Park 10k, Half Marathon and MarathonTrail Run in Federal Way, WA. There are only so many beautiful, warm, sunny days left in the Pacific North West...you'll be glad you made the most of it by doing something that's great for your mind, body and spirit!
The park is a favorite trail running spot for Seattleites. The trail head is situated by a sandy beach, and a panoply of smooth singletrack leads you deep into fern-floored forest of cedar trees. Impossibly tall and close growing, thy create a complete shade and natural air conditioning to keep you cool during runs.
The park features comfortable campsite, with hot showers, flush toilets, dump station, and hookup services. Dash Point is also one of the few parks south of Seattle that has a long stretch of sandy beach for you to wiggle your toes in. Thanks to a 1% slope, roughly 2,200 feet extend out into Puget Sound, warming the shallow waters that pass over it and making Dash Point a prized swimming area. If you're looking for a great vacation spot to bring the family out for a weekend, Dash Point State Park would be an excellent choice. You can find photos of the park we took while measuring the course here and pictures of the beach on here.
For all you pizza lovers out there, Browns Point Pizza on 1000 Town Center NE in Tacoma is coming to this event with their signature fresh baked pizzas, so run hard to the finish, delicious pizza awaits!
The next event up is the always popular Grand Ridge Trail Run. The race is on Aug 4th and it's selling fast and currently has less than 20 spots left, so don't wait too long to register!
On this note, if you're coming to the Grand Ridge Run, race hard and come to the finish line hungry! Papa John's Pizza on 6160 East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast, Issaquah is sponsoring this trail run. They will bring a variety of their mouthwatering pizza, topped with fresh Roma Tomatoes, Green Pappers, Onions, Spicy Italian Sausage, Parmesan and more! The store is just 2 miles from the park, so don't forget to check them out next time you visit the park.