Red Devil Challenge 25K and 10K Trail Runs

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NOTE: There will be no day-before (May 19) or day-of (May 20) registration for the Red Devil Trail Runs. Online registration closes at midnight, Thursday, May 18, at https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=43016.

Please join us for the seventh-annual Red Devil Challenge 25K and 10K Trail Runs in the Wenatchee National Forest south of Cashmere. The event is held on single-track, well-maintained trails along the east slopes of the Cascades. The 25K — a loop with the start and finish at Sandcreek Trailhead — features about 3,000 feet of elevation gain. The 10K, which also starts and ends at the Sandcreek Trailhead, has an elevation gain of 1,000 feet.

The Red Devil event is part of the Wenatchee Valley Trail Run Series put on by RunWenatchee. Other races in the series include the Horse Lake Trail Runs (April 29, 2017) in the Wenatchee Foothills; and the Oktoberfest Trail Runs (Oct. 14, 2017) at Leavenworth. red-devil_2017-logo-year-only

Online registration: Click here!

Start times: 8 a.m. for 25K and 8:45 a.m. for the 10K. The average finish time last year for the 25K was between 2 and 3 hours.

Start lines: Sandcreek Trailhead, Wenatchee National Forest.

Finish lines: Sandcreek Trailhead, Wenatchee National Forest

Course Maps: Click here for the 25K map; and click here for the 10K map.

Packet pickup: 4 to 6 p.m., May 19, 2017, at Pybus Public Market, 7 N. Worthen St. in Wenatchee; and from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m., May 20, 2017, at the Sandcreek Trailhead, Wenatchee National Forest, south of Cashmere.

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 transport 25K runners at 7 a.m. May 20, 2017, from Milepost 111 Brewing Co., 407 Aplets Way, Cashmere, to the starting point. We will transport 10K runners at 7:45 a.m. on May 20. Runners will be transported back to Milepost 111 after they finish.

Essentials: We will have two 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 late May 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, grasses and wildflowers; 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.

Runner premiums: Each participant will receive a very cool Red Devil shirt, featuring our signature character, Diablo Rojo, as well as a commemorative finisher’s medal. In addition, show your race bib at Milepost 111 Brewing Co. in Cashmere afterwards and receive 75 cents off pints of beer, glasses of wine and root beer.

Post Race Food: There will be food and liquid refreshments available for all runners at the finish area. There also will be a post-race party at Milepost 111 Brewing Co., 407 Aplets Way, Cashmere, where participants who show their race bibs will receive 75 cents off each pint of beer, glass of wine or root beer.

Individual Awards: Top three male and female finishers will receive a commemorative Red Devil Challenge award.

E-mail: runwenatchee@gmail.com or stephenmaher67@yahoo.com

Phone: (509) 387-0051 or (509) 630-2090