June 29, 2012
Trail-run series resumes July 7 at King County’s Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park
With 36 miles of trails lacing through more than 3,000 acres of tall trees, past cool streams, waterfalls and many relics of its historic mining past, Cougar Mountain Regional Wildlife Park is a favorite destination for many Puget Sound-area residents – including runners.
Test your mettle against some of the region’s top trail runners on July 7, when the SCOTT Cougar Mountain Trail Running series resumes with a 10-mile run.
Runner check-in and day-of-race registration runs from 7:30-8:30 a.m., and the race begins at 9 a.m. at the Sky Country trailhead. The day-of-race registration fee is $45.
Just two more runs follow the July 7 race – a 13.1-mile race on Aug. 11, and a choice between a 20-mile run and a 50-kilometer run on Oct. 28.
Produced by Northwest Trail Runs and the Seattle Running Club (SRC), the race series not only introduces hundreds of people to Cougar Mountain’s fantastic network of scenic trails, but it also benefits King County Parks.
Volunteer work groups from the trail-running community spend an average of 150 hours each year doing trail restoration work, including improving trail surface conditions, invasive weed removal, and picking up trash.
This work has contributed to Cougar Mountain’s status as one of the nation’s best trail-running locations, according to Runners World magazine.
For more information, including registration, visit http://nwtrailruns.com/.
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King County Parks - Your Big Backyard - offers more than 200 parks and 26,000 acres of parks and natural lands, including such regional treasures as Marymoor Park and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, 175 miles of regional trails, 180 miles of backcountry trails and a world-class aquatic center. By cultivating strong relationships with non-profit, corporate and community partners, King County Parks enhances park amenities while reducing costs. Learn more at http://www.kingcounty.gov/parks/.
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