River Run 10K titles go to valley runners

Shortly after the start, several eventual winners had already positioned themselves in front. From left, 5K women's winner Brooke Kingma (purple shorts, gray top); 5K men's winner Isaac Leavitt (bib No. 143, black shorts, white top); and 10K men's winner Jacob Smith (bib No. 285, black shorts, yellow top).

Written on Jul 4th, 2016 By
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    By Steve Maher RunWenatchee.com WENATCHEE — A couple of Wenatchee Valley residents captured River Run on the Fourth 10K titles Monday along the Wenatchee waterfront, while Selah and Mill Creek runners took home the 5K crowns. In cooler-than-normal summer temperatures, Jacob Smith, a 22-year-old former Wenatchee High runner, won the men’s River Run 10K…

Chelan brothers double up to conquer Red Devil

Sarah Barkley flies through the creek bottoms on the way to her 25K women's title Sunday at Red Devil.

Written on May 23rd, 2016 By
Category Events, News, Trail Running

By Steve Maher RunWenatchee.com CASHMERE — Talk about brotherly love. Twin brothers from Chelan made sure Sunday the 2016 Red Devil Challenge Trail Runs race will be one to remember for years to come. Cyrus Desmarais and Niles Desmarais ran the 25-kilometer race together, virtually step for step, and then joined hands and crossed the finish…

Field from around the West to descend on Red Devil

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Written on May 19th, 2016 By
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By Steve Maher RunWenatchee.com CASHMERE — Wenatchee’s Sarah Barkley and Laura Valaas will be among the favorites in Sunday’s Red Devil Challenge Women’s 25K Trail Run near Cashmere. Barkley, a pro triathlete who captured last year’s Red Devil Women’s 10K Trail Run title, is moving up this year to the longer distance. Valaas, a former U.S….

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RunWenatchee raises $20,000 for Loop Trail markers

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Written on May 17th, 2016 By
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WENATCHEE — The final mile markers for the Apple Capital Loop Trail are on their way. RunWenatchee announced today it has raised $19,935 for the project and has ordered the eight mile-markers from Graybeal Signs in Wenatchee. The funds came from private, public and nonprofit sources. The markers are expected to be installed by late…

Trail runners in Sunday's Horse Lake event emerge from around the corner on the Homestead Trail.

Big high-five for Horse Lake Trail Runs

Written on May 1st, 2016 By
Category Events, News, Race Results, Trail Running

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A perfect match: Trail running and the Cascades’ east slopes

Written on Apr 28th, 2016 By
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A scene from the "Mile to Mile" film, one of seven that will be shown during the Trails In Motion Film Festival at Wenatchee's Numerica Performing Arts Center.

Trails In Motion Film Fest hits Wenatchee on April 12

Written on Mar 2nd, 2016 By
Category Events, News, Trail Running