Pasco, Washington (United States of America) - "Big Cross Frozen Tundra Trail Run". A wintertime race to remember! There are three races to choose from: Coed Recreational, Women's Competitive, and Men's Competitive. Each race has a separate start time and will take up to 80 participants. Participants will be assigned a starting position. Race packets will be available at the assigned start position approximately 20 minutes before each race. The course will be 2.5 miles in length on the woodchip/dirt/gravel trails at Big Cross in Pasco. We have added the option to create teams in 2023 for each of the races. This is for spirit and for bragging rights. We will keep track of and score teams as in a regular Cross Country meet with first 5 team members scoring. At this point the only reward will be bragging rights. Although not required we encourage teams to create and wear a team uniform. NOTE: All registration is online. There will be NO day-of onsite registration. www.runsignup.com/Race/WA/Pasco/TheBigCrossTeen25mileTrailRun




Seattle, Washington (United States of America) - "Annual Big Climb". The Big Climb for Leukemia will take place at the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle. The 69-flight course includes 1,311 steps, 19 steps per flight and 788 feet of vertical elevation. The event offers participants a challenging workout, a stunning finish line, and the chance to make a real difference in the fight against blood cancers. Participants choose to either race up the timed stairwell or to climb at their own pace in the untimed stairwell. This is a great event for the whole family! Anyone over the age of eight is eligible to participate and all participants receive an event T-shirt. www.bigclimb.org




Issaquah, Washington (United States of America) - "Squak In The Dark". We're excited to have Squak In The Dark as the first race of the Vert Running Series. This five race series offers three divisions. Elite (Pros and those wanting to be pro), Sport (Recreational) and Masters (50+). Squak In The Dark will be held May 27, 2023 on Squak Mountain State Park in the great Issaquah Alps area. We love vert and this night running event will supply 1500 feet of vert each loop that will challenge your running skills while giving you fast flowing downhill sections to let the wind blow through your hair and/or ears. You have 8 hours to complete as many loops as your legs allow. Your last loop must be finished at 5am. Divisions Elite: Sponsored runners or runners wanting to build a resume to become sponsored. Sport: Trail runners who don't have the time to train like the Elites but want to get out and give it their all. Masters: 50 plus years of age, who still love to compete but are getting tired of those youngsters just nudging them out at the line. All Participants Receive: Custom wooden finishers medal, Vert Running Series Buff, Family Style Breakfast @ Finish. Awards: Top 3 Overall Elite Men and Women's Cash Awards, Top 3 Overall Sport Men and Women's custom wood awards, Top 3 Masters (50+) Men and Women's custom wood awards, King & Queen of Vert Men and Women's fastest ascent on first lap $100 each. www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=98407




Benton City, Washington (United States of America) - "Terra Blanca Wine Run 5k". Like Running? Love Wine? This race is for you! Join us on Sunday, June 17th, 2023 at 6:00pm for an exciting new event that features the scenic views of Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyard and offers a great assortment of locally produced wines! With extra swag options for all wine lovers, walkers and runners, this race is a sure thing for a great time! The 5k event for this race will be timed and scored by J3 Timing. Results will be posted at www.J3Timing.com. Registration Includes: T-shirt (Super Soft Ring Spun Cotton), Wine Glass (Shatterproof, Collapsible, and Portable), Finisher Medal (A bottle stopper, corkscrew, and keychain lanyard all in one!), Race Bib, Chip timed 5k run/walk, Results Posted Online ...and of course, a pour of wine! www.winerun5k.com




North Bend, Washington (United States of America) - "Mt Si Hill Climb". We're grateful to have the opportunity to bring one of the classic hill climb running events into the Vert Running Series. Martin Volken, owner of North Bend's Pro Ski and Moutain Service started this event a few years ago and it has gained a regular following of vert seeking enthusiasts. Starting and finishing at the Pro Ski and Mountain Service shop in the outdoor mecca town of North Bend brings the European feel that steep mountain running races should have. You look up from the shop and see Mt Si as the backdrop and chills go down your body as you prepare to take on our shortest, 17k, vert event of the series. The first couple of miles is flat and gives the legs an opportunity to warm up and once you get to the Little Si trailhead, it's all uphill from there. In fact, 3,500 feet of vert will push your lungs to the limits. You'll get a quick break at the summit to take a peek of the Snoqaulmie Valley below and then it's quad smashing time down the Mt Si Trail and back into North Bend. The fastest man and woman to the summit will be crowned King and Queen of Mt Si along with $100 cash each. The top 3 of each Vert Running Series division will receive awards, cash for Elites and everyone will receive a finishers medal. Divisions Elite offers up cash awards and is for the sponsored runners and pros and those that want to get recognized by the sponsors. We want to help local trail running vert monsters achieve their dreams. Sport is for all recreational runners who want a great challenge but don't have the time to get out and train like the pros. This is a fun way to meet new friends, challenge yourself while also getting prizes and awards. Masters is for those who are 50 years of age and over. You are the ones that may still be at the top of your form, but those youngsters are taking away all the awards. You still have that competitive drive and now you can push it with others who are in the same boat. www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=98849

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