We’re heading to the beautiful Leavenworth, Washington for the Vert Running Series race #2 the Leavenworth Skyline 27k and the Leavenworth Trail Fest. The Leavenworth Ski Area will be the venue and it will showcase the skyline just to the North of the city with great views from the ridges of the Cascade Mountains and Eastern Cascades alpine desert views in the fast forest service road sections of Freund Canyon.
This will be the inaugural Leavenworth Trail Fest, which will feature a festival venue that showcases what the Leavenworth area has to offer for outdoor activities. You’ll find food and outdoor service vendors along with fun kid’s events.
We’re thankful for the Evergreen MTB Alliance and Leavenworth Ski Hill Area for their great work on the trail system and sharing it with us for this event. Bring the family for the weekend or week to enjoy a great outdoors experience.
Elite: Sponsored runners or runners wanting to build a resume to become sponsored
Sport: Trail runners who don’t have the time to train like the Elites but want to get out and give it their all.
Masters: 50 plus years of age, who still love to compete but are getting tired of those youngsters just nudging them out at the line.
AWARDS AND MORE
OVERALL ELITE TOP 3
CASH PURSE $1000
OVERALL SPORT TOP 3
MASTERS TOP 3 (50+)
VERT KING & QUEEN (fastest to high point}
$100 CASH EACH
You’ll find some of the greatest custom awards at this event. All awards are custom wooden designs and are great for displaying your accomplishment.
The inaugural Leavenworth Skyline 27k will start at the base of the Leavenworth Ski Hill Area. Utilizing much of the awesome MTB trail system this route ascends via “The Nut” for approximately 2 miles where the route grabs local forest service roads to the top of the Tumwater Ridge (Tumwater Paraglider Launch area parking) where the Summit King and Queen will be determined. It then will descend back down and traverse over to the Freund Canyon area on some fast downhill forest service roads where you’re greeted with the views of the dry alpine desert landscape of the Eastern Cascade Mountains. Once at the bottom of the Freund Canyon area a short uphill section will get you to the last fast descent into the start/finish line and festival area.
This race is Trail Sisters Approved and we have made the commitment to provide:
Equal Podium Spots for Women and Men
Equal Prize Money & Awards for Women and Men
Women’s specific swag & apparel
Menstrual products at all aid stations
Equal opportunity/space for women on the starting line