Upcoming Trail Runs
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.
The next run up is the July 19th Soaring Eagle Trail Run brought to you by Plateau Runner of Sammamish. Online registration has closed by day of registration is available. Soaring Eagle Park is the most popular running destination for people living around the plateau and for good reasons; there's not a lot of elevation, and the hills are rolling, short and very runnable. At this time of the year the trails are dry and smooth, and we expect most will achieve a fast finish time for their chosen distance.For photos from events from this beautiful park, see our photos page. Our most recent trip to Soaring Eagle was in May of this year and you can see the pictures of the trails here
As a fun thing, we'll be hosting a "Hold Your Plank" contest at 6pm, right before the pre-race briefing. Any racer interested can participate; the person that can hold a correct flat back plank the longest wins a pair of trail running shoes!
Tutta Bella Neopolitan Pizzeria on 715 NW Gilman Blvd in Issaquah is sponsoring this run so run hard and come to the finish line hungry! Tutta Bella's mission is to nourish lives with healthy authentic food. They are open Sunday through Thursday from 11am to 10 pm and Friday, Saturday from 11am to 11pm. Don't forget to check out their Issaquah store next time you're training at this park!