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Summer Series Redmond Watershed

Summer Series: Redmond Watershed
5-mile & 10-mile
Tuesday, June 24
This run is limited to 100 runners
Trail at Redmond Watershed
Redmond Watershed Preserve features a flat to moderate-grade course with a few short steeper climbs.  The entire course is lined with beautiful forest of Douglas firs, lush ferns and layered with moss--a quintessential Pacific Northwest forest.  The trail is primarily a wide dirt or gravel path, and is great for beginners and fun for veteran trail runners.  This is a fast course by trail running standards!
The Summer Evening Trail Series takes place on 6 Tuesday evenings in some of the most verdant running destinations that are conveniently located within the Seattle and Eastside areas. Distances are short, ranging from 4k to 10 miles. 
This trail run is the second event in the Summer Trail Series.
5mi: $25 / 29 / 34 / 40
10mi: $28 / 34 / 39 / 45
Super early registration prices end April 1st at 11:59pm.
Early registration prices end June 11th at 11:59pm.
Regular pre-registration prices end Sunday, June 22nd at 11:59pm.
Day-of-event registration is available. We can accept payment by cash or check payable to MerGeo or Northwest Trail Runs.
Day of run
5:30pm -- Day-of-event registration opens
6:30pm -- Start
9:00pm -- Course closes
Here is a Google Map showing the location of the parking lot at Redmond Watershed Preserve. This run is limited to 100 runners, so you may park directly at the trailhead parking lot. There will be no shuttle service such as at Summer Blast or Spring Run for Fun.
No Pets: Pets are not allowed in Redmond Watershed Preserve.
Horses: You may encounter horseback riders at Redmond Watershed Preserve.  They have the right-of-way, so if you encounter a horse then please stop running, step to the side to let them go by, and talk to the rider in a friendly voice.
The 5-mile course is a lollipop loop, with runners leaving the start and returning to the finish via the same trail.

The 10-mile course is two times around the 5-mile course.
Aid Stations

There will be an aid station at the start/finish point, so 5-mile runners should plan to be self-sufficient during their run. The 10-mile course returns to the aid station once.

The aid station will have at least water and some carbohydrate-rich foods, such as cookies, pieces of energy bar, bagel, fruity candy, fig bars, and/or bananas. There will be a few choices of these foods, along with electrolyte-replacement drink.

Safety and Trail Etiquette
The trails will be open to other users during the event, including pedestrians, bicyclists and equestrians (horseback riders). Please be courteous. Horses have the right of way, and if you encounter a horse in your path, stop running and talk to the rider; you will probably need to step to the side of the trail to let the horse past, but sometimes the rider will tell you it is okay to walk past. The amount of trail traffic will depend on the weather.

Most of the trails are fairly easily runnable, but there are roots, bumps and other uneven spots in a few places, and it's important to pay attention to where you put your feet in such sections. There are a few bridges that may be wet and slippery.

Participants are responsible for their own safety while participating, and the organizers are neither qualified nor equipped to render medical care in the event of a serious injury. In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1. You are encouraged to bring a cell phone with you as a safety precaution, if you wish.

Where the trails are narrow, please let other participants pass you if they want to get by. It is a passing runner's job to tell the person in front that they wish to pass.


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