Red Devil Challenge 25K and 10K Trail Runs

Come join us for the fourth-annual Red Devil Challenge Trail Runs in the Wenatchee National Forest just south of Cashmere, Wash., on June 8, 2014. The event features 25K and 10K trails runs along the east slopes of the Cascades, as well as a Mini-Devil Youth Trail Run (1.7 miles) for kids 13 years and younger.

The Red Devil Challenge Trail Runs are part of the three-event Wenatchee Valley Trail Run Series, presented by Volyn Law of Wenatchee. The series is optional for runners who want to participate (In other words, you can do just one of the runs, such as this one, if you like!). The first event in the series is the Horse Lake Trail Runs (half-marathon and 5-mile) on May 10, 2014, in the Wenatchee Foothills; the second is Red Devil on June 8; and the third is the Bavarian Battle Trail Runs (10-mile and 8K) at Leavenworth on June 22. RunWenatchee, the organizer of the Wenatchee Valley Trail Run Series, is offering prize money. For more details: http://www.runwenatchee.com/wenatchee-valley-trail-run-series/

Description: The Red Devil runs are on single-track, well-maintained trails. The 25K — a loop with the start and finish at Sandcreek Trailhead — is very challenging with about 3,000 feet of elevation gain. The 10K, which starts and ends at the Sandcreek Trailhead, has an elevation gain of 1,000 feet. The kids’ 1.7-mile run starts and ends at the Sandcreek Trailhead.

Start times: 8:45 a.m. for 25K and 9 a.m. for the other two runs. 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

Packet pickup: 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 7, at Pybus Public Market, 7 N. Worthen St. in Wenatchee; and from 8 to 8:45 a.m., Sunday, June 8, at the Sandcreek Trailhead, Wenatchee National Forest, south of Cashmere.

Online registration: https://reddevil.eventbrite.com

In-person registration: 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 7, at Pybus Public Market, 7 N. Worthen St. in Wenatchee; and from 8 to 8:45 a.m., Sunday, June 8, 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 be transporting runners at 8 a.m. Sunday, June 8, from Milepost 111 Brewing Co., 407 Aplets Way, Cashmere, to the starting point, and then transporting them back to Milepost 111 after they finish. The buses will load at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, June 8.

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 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: Click here for the 10K and 25K map!

Runner premiums: All finishers will receive a technical shirt and a commemorative mason jar (perfect for drinking beverages out of!). 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. Also, this event is part of the Wenatchee Valley Trail Run Series and prize money will be available to runners!

Post Race Food: There will be food and liquid refreshment 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