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Winter Trail Series: Redmond Watershed

REDMOND REINDEER ROMP
5-mile & Half Marathon
Saturday, December 7th, 9:30am Start   

Redmond Watershed Runner

Redmond Watershed Preserve is an eastside favorite for trail running. Trails are wide and well-groomed, providing an inviting surface for novices and a personal-record-breaking track for veterans. Run among ferns aplenty at Redmond Watershed Preserve and keep your fitness warm this winter.

Redmond Watershed Preserve 5-Mile and Half Marathon is the third of seven events in the Winter Trail Series.

 
PRICING
EARLY / REGULAR  / DAY-OF-EVENT 
5-mile: $29 / $34 / $40
Half Marathon: $39 / $44 / $50
 
Early registration prices end Sunday, November 17th at 11:59pm.
Regular pre-registration prices end Thursday, December 5th at 11:59pm.
Day-of-event registration is available. We can accept payment by cash or check payable to MerGeo or Northwest Trail Runs.
 
 
SCHEDULE
Day of run
8:30am   - Check in/event-day registration opens
9:15am   - Check in/event-day registration closes
9:20am   - Pre-run briefing
9:30am   - Start
1:00pm   - Course closes
 
COURSE
Both courses have low to moderate climb and mostly relatively wide, smooth trails, with few steep parts.
 
Here is an UPDATED PDF of the course (updated 12/5).
 
Aid/Refreshments 
The aid station is located at the loop turn-around for half marathon runners, which is about halfway (3.5 miles) into the 6.55 mile loop. Running two loops, the half marathon runners will visit this station twice. There will not be an aid station on-course for 5-mile runners, but food and hydration will be available at the finish. See the course map for clarification. 
 
The aid station will have at least water and some sort of carbohydrate-rich food, such as pieces of bagel, fruity candy, fig bars, cookies, and/or bananas. There will likely be a few choices of these foods, along with electrolyte-replacement drink.
 
DIRECTIONS
Redmond Watershed Preserve is located at 21760 Novelty Hill Rd in Redmond, WA.
Here is a Google Map showing the location of the parking area.
 
Special Notes
PETS: Pets are not allowed at 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.  Never run up to a horse from behind.
 
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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