Red Devil 25K, 10K, 1.7M Trail Run Challenge
Come join us for the third-annual Red Devil Challenge Trail Runs just south of Cashmere, Wash., on June 1, 2013. We have added two new trail races for 2013: A 10K and a Mini-Devil (1.7 miles). We received great reviews from seasoned runners at last year’s event, which featured plenty of fun, including the sighting of a “red devil” along the trail! You don’t want to miss this one!
Description: We offer three runs — a 25-kilometer, 10-kilometer and Mini-Devil (1.7 miles) — on single-track trails. The 25K — with the start and finish at Sandcreek Trailhead — is very challenging with about 3,000 feet of elevation gain. This loop spans nicely graded trails that are well maintained and quite buffed out. This loop makes a superb run and will challenge even the most seasoned trail runner. The 10K, which starts at the Devil’s Gulch Trailhead and finishes at the Sandcreek Trailhead, is up and down with a net elevation drop. The 10K course is what 25Kers will use as they conclude their run. The free Mini-Run (1.7 miles in length) starts and ends at the Sandcreek Trailhead. The elevation gain is minimal, which makes this an ideal event for someone — including kids — who wants to test their feet on a trail run.
Start times: 9 a.m. for all three runs. The average finish time last year for the 25K was between 2 and 3 hours.
Start lines: Sandcreek Trailhead, Wenatchee National Forest, for the 25K and Mini-Devil runs; Devil’s Gulch Trailhead, Wenatchee National Forest, for the 10K run.
Finish lines: Sandcreek Trailhead, Wenatchee National Forest
Packet pickup: Friday, May 31, 5 to 6 p.m., at Arlberg Sports in downtown Wenatchee; Saturday, June 1, 8 a.m., at the Sand Creek Trailhead
Online registration: Register here at http://reddevilchallenge.eventbrite.com/#. Entry fee for the 25K run is $45 until April 15, 2013, $50 from April 16 to May 15, 2013, and $55 from May 16 to June 1, 2013. Entry fee for the 10K run is $35 until April 15, 2013, $40 from April 16 to May 15, 2013, and $45 from May 16 to June 1, 2013. The Mini-Devil (1.7-mile run) is free. You still must register for the Mini-Run.
In-person registration: Friday, May 31, 5 to 6 p.m., at Arlberg Sports, downtown Wenatchee; Day of race, Saturday, June 1, 8 to 8:45 a.m. — Sandcreek Trailhead
Parking: Parking is extremely limited at the trailhead (see race shuttle info below). A Northwest Forest Pass is required on all vehicles. Family and friends can see the runners near the Devils Gulch Trailhead and the finish area at the Sand Creek Trailhead.
Race shuttles: We will be transporting runners at 8 a.m. from a spot TBD in downtown Cashmere to the starting points, and then transporting them back to downtown Cashmere after they finish.
Essentials: We will have three fully staffed and supplied aid stations on the courses. Stations will have water, energy drink and gels. Runners are encouraged to bring hydration packs/water bottles and or energy food to carry on this course as early June can be warm.
Trash: Leave no trace. Be kind to our beautiful forest environment and clean up after yourself. Please don’t abandon trash.
Views and features: The trails dissect beautiful glades of Ponderosa pines and grasses; cuts through cooler, darker stands of Douglas fir; and traverse ridges with views of the Enchantments, Mission Ridge and other spots in the North Cascades. Runners also will have the opportunity to visit Cashmere and its quaint shops, restaurants and wine tasting rooms.
Course note: This trail is open to all users during the event, so if a runner encounters a mountain biker, motocross rider, hiker, etc., please give the other user the right of way.
Course map: Right here!
Runner premiums: All finishers will receive a technical shirt and a beer pint glass.
Post Race Food: There will be food and liquid refreshment available for all runners at the finish area.
Individual Awards: Top three male and female finishers will receive a Commemorative Red Devil Challenge Award.
Finisher Awards: All finishers will receive a Momentum Brewing beer glass to enjoy the post race beverages with.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Phone: (509) 387-0051 or (509) 630-2090