Muddy Buddy trail runs come to Issaquah

August 13, 2013

The Muddy Buddy Adventure Series, a 5K to 7K race along trails in Lake Sammamish State Park, will come to Issaquah from 7-11 a.m. Aug. 18.

The race, expected to attract about 1,400 attendees, includes obstacles such as a rope climb, tunnels and slides, finishing off with a 50-foot mud pit. According to the event website, the run has been a “huge hit” since its start in 1999. Runners can sign up in teams or individually.

Participants will each earn a technical tee, a finisher medal, post-race snacks and a race number. There will also be a beer garden for those aged 21 and older.

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Trail runners are invited to Grand Ridge event

July 30, 2013

Hard-core runners from the Pacific Northwest will converge in Issaquah on Aug. 3 for the Grand Ridge Trail Run.

The event takes place at Grand Ridge Park, near Exit 20 off Interstate 90, and will include four distances: 5 miles, half-marathon (13.1 miles), marathon (26.2 miles) and 50 kilometers (31.2 miles).

The races are part of the Evergreen Trail Runs series. Aid stations stocked with water and food will dot the course. Race organizers have teamed with The Balanced Athlete in Renton, which will raffle a pair of shoes and socks to participants.

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