Fire and rain greet Oktoberfest trail runners


Written on Oct 16th, 2016 By
Category Events, News, Steve Maher's Blog, Trail Running

  By Steve Maher LEAVENWORTH — Participants in the Oktoberfest Trail Runs knew rain from a big Northwest storm would be a factor in Saturday’s 10-mile and 8-kilometer races. But little did the 10-milers know they’d be running alongside a prescribed burn in the hills above Leavenworth. “It was like Jurassic Park,” said trail…

Chelan brothers set to run entire length of Washington PCT

Cyrus Desmarais, left, his brother, Niles, center, and Barry Hodges, right, gather after the Red Devil 25K Trail Run in May. The Desmarais brother tied for first and Hodges took third in the May trail race south of Cashmere.

Written on Oct 13th, 2016 By
Category News, Steve Maher's Blog

By Steve Maher WENATCHEE — Last winter, when Niles and Cyrus Desmarais first started tossing around the idea of running the length of Washington’s Cascades, they pondered doing a high-mountain traverse from Canada to Oregon. But the more the twin brothers discussed it — the pros and cons, and the logistics of pulling off such…

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 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…

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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
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By Steve Maher 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…

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Field from around the West to descend on Red Devil

Written on May 19th, 2016 By
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RunWenatchee raises $20,000 for Loop Trail markers

Written on May 17th, 2016 By
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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