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6th Edition of Laliik(Race up the Snake & Laliik have merged!)

WHEN:  Saturday March 4th, 2023  – There is an option for a one time early start for 25kers at 7 AM for those that would like extra time. (Early starters are exempt to overall awards)

25k - 8:00 AM

11k - 8:30 AM

5k - 8:45 AM

WHERE: Rattlesnake Mountain Preserve Trailhead

DESCRIPTION:  25k/11k/5k Trail Run
5k with 450 ft gain Is a gentle out and back uphill and downhill trail up Aster Gully.
11k with 1400 ft gain is an uphill then downhill trail loop showcasing the beauty of the Shrub Steppe and Rattlesnake Mountain(Laliik). Includes a very tough ascent and descent of Rattlesnake Arm from mile 3.75 – 4.65 which ascends 660 feet over 0.43 miles. This portion is called The Mountain Goat Challenge.
25k with 2200 ft gain is a trail run that winds through the Rattlesnake Slope Preserve showcasing the beauty of a relatively untouched region of Shrub Steppe with amazing views of Rattlesnake Mountain(Laliik) and the Columbia River Basin

REGISTRATION:  $25 for 5k, $35 for 11k, $70 for 25k – Pre-registration Closes Sunday February 26th. T-Shirts are included with 25k pre-registration but for 11k & 5k they are an additional $30 with pre-registration. Day of race registration is $70 for 25k(no shirt),$40 for 11k, and $30 for 5k.

PACKET PICK UP: Packet Pickup and Day of Registration at Frost Me Sweet on Friday March 3rd from 3-5 PM and Saturday March 4th from 6:30 AM to 7:45 AM.

REASON: This a fundraiser for the Runners of the Sage running organization www.runnersofthesage.com – with the mission to encourage more active and healthy lifestyles and its a fundraiser for the Rattlesnake Slope Preserve. 

GEAR: Weather can be unpredictable this time of year so come prepared and ready for rain/sun/wind/or snow. This is a cupless race so bring your own water bottle to fill up at aid stations. We will some goodies at two different aid stations.

COST/MERCHANDISE

Very comfortable Tri-Blend Bella Canvas shirts are an additional $30 with pre-registration for 11k & 5k participants. They come in unisex sizes. The 25k participants shirts are included with their pre-registration. There will be other Runners of the Sage Merchandise for purchase. Bring Cash/Check/Card.

AWARDS/PRIZES

All participants will receive a custom finisher medal. Awards for Overall Top 5 Male and Female.
PURSE $$ - A cash prize of $100 will be awarded to the 1st Place 25k & 11K Male and Female, $50 for 2nd Place 25k & 11K Male and Female, $25 for 3rd Place 25k & 11K Male and Female. A cash prize of $50 will be awarded to the overall 5K male and female. A cash prize of $50 will also be given to any new course record, 5k, 11k, and 25k
Previous Course Records(Note the 25k & 5k are new this year):
Drew Macomber 11k Male Record - 42:21 Natalie Teeples 11k Female Record– 1:00:28
Drew Macomber Mtn Goat Challenge Male Record - 7:21
Bonnie Benson Mtn Goat Challenge Female Record – 9:30

PARKING: Come early to grab a parking spot at the trailhead. Overflow parking will be on the shoulder of 225. This highway isn’t very busy but does have some traffic so be careful walking to the race start.

AID STATIONS: We will have Aid Stations at Mile 2(9ish) and Mile 3(10ish). We will have water and some snacks out at the aid stations. We encourage all to bring your own water bottle(container) to minimize waste.

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