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SCOTT Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series: #1

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
Thanks to runners like you, this series has raised over $126,000 for King County Parks and contributed many hundreds of hours of trail work. Join Seattle Running Club and Northwest Trail Runs in carrying this legacy forward and making this 12th annual event bigger and better than ever!Cougar Mountain Trail Runners
Just 15 minutes from Seattle, King County's Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, is a trail running paradise thanks to its rolling and runnable hills and trail variety ranging from narrow and technical to wide and groomed. Run through lush forest, fern-lined single-track, over hills and along marshes, just minutes from the city.
This is the FIRST event that kicks off our Series, featuring a 5 and 10-mile option. The series runs on the second Saturday of each month:
Want to keep going? We'll return to Cougar on Sunday, October 26 for a 7.6-mile, 20-mile or 50k!
These events fill up quickly!
Registration is available online, by mail, or in-store at The Balanced Athlete in Renton or at Fleet Feet Sports Seattle.
Online registration deadline at 5pm the Friday before the race and mail-in deadline one week prior to race. Day-of-event registration for an additional $10 for short course, $15 for long course, and $5 for 5k.
Check out the video preview of the 5-mile loop HERE!

The single 5.14-mile loop starts and finishes at Sky Country Trailhead.

The course begins heading up Clay Pit Road and shortly connects with a mix of wider and moderately hilly single-track trails.  Although not highly technical, the course does involve negotiating logs and potentially unsteady footing over rocks and roots.  The course is slightly muddy in areas, but the majority of the trails are in great shape and very runnable! 

There will be one aid station around mile 3 that will provide standard trail run snacks--cookies, gels/chews, fruit, candy--water and electrolyte drink.


Two days before run
11:59 p.m.    Pre-registration closes

Day of run
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Check in/event-day registration

8:30 a.m.    Welcome announcements
8:50 a.m.    Pre-start briefing
9:00 a.m.    Start
10:00 a.m.  Awards/Prize Drawings


The registration and start will be at the Sky Country trailhead off of 166th Way SE (NOT at the Red Town trailhead).

From I-90 Eastbound, take the Lakemont Boulevard SE (Exit 13) exit. Head south (turn right) for 2+ miles on Lakemont Boulevard SE. Turn left onto SE Cougar Mountain Way; go 0.6 miles and then turn right onto 166th Way SE. Follow this road through the gate and look for the parking lot on your right.

From I-405, take Exit 10 and follow Coal Creek Parkway east for 2.4 miles to the shopping center. Turn left at the light onto SE 72nd Place. At the stop sign, turn left onto Newcastle Road, which turns into Lakemont Boulevard SE. Continue on Lakemont past the Red Town trailhead until you reach SE Cougar Mountain Way. Turn right, go 0.6 miles, and then turn right onto 166th Way SE. Follow this road through the gate and look for the parking lot on your right.

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