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North Bend Trail Fest

When: October 14, 2023
Where: North Bend, WA
Race type(s): 30K, 8K

The Event

Vert Running Series


North Bend, Washington is known as a great outdoor community and the North Bend Skyline 30k will give you a great vert challenge along with a view of what we’re talking about. This is also the Vert Running Series Championship race, where the top runners will contend for double points towards the overall series along with great prizes and awards for the day including the VERT TICKETS (overall men and women’s winners receive free registration to the 2024 Broken Arrow 23k a Golden Trail National Series Event) and also awards in three different divisions.


Elite offers up cash awards and is for the sponsored runners and pros and those that want to get recognized by the sponsors. We want to help local trail running vert monsters achieve their dreams.
Sport is for all recreational runners who want a great challenge but don’t have the time to get out and train like the pros. This is a fun way to meet new friends, challenge yourself while also getting prizes and awards.
Masters is for those who are 50 years of age and over. You are the ones that may still be at the top of your form, but those youngsters are taking away all the awards. You still have that competitive drive and now you can push it with others who are in the same boat.


Short vert that all levels can finish. Give it a try.

Youth Under 20 is the Youth Trail program and part of the USATF Mountain, Ultra, Trail Running Youth Initiative – a program in cooperation with the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) designed to increase 14 to 18 year old kids participation in trail races and lay the groundwork for American excellence in elite trail running competitions. We are honored to become part of this program and offer discounted registration for youth 14 – 19 years old..

The North Bend Skyline 30k course:.
This Vert Running Series Championship course will throw a punch at you, with three peaks and 6,600 feet of VERT every inch of your body will scream for more. Yea, Little Si, Mt Si and Mount Teneriffe are places many come to start training and continue training for mountain races and mountaineering. It’s steep and has some of the greatest views of the Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier and even back into the city of Seattle. You get a great view of Mt Si from the starting line at North Bend’s Torguson Park and just looking at it will send chills up and down you while contemplating on what you’re about to take on. Don’t worry, you CAN DO this!

Boulder Garden 8k course:.
This is a shorter option that gives trail runners an opportunity to gain some vert experience and will feature the Youth Under 20 division. The course starts out at Torguson Park and goes out on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail and meets up with the Little Si Trail. Runners will utilize the Boulder Garden Loop that gives you 850 feet of vert and then head back down and to the finish line.

North Bend Trail Running Festival
It’s not just a race, it’s a festival with fun for the whole family. Torguson Park offers up a climbing wall, bmx bike park, skate board park, a playground and we’ll be offering up kids races and games. There’s also the Boulder Garden 8k that will challenge while not pushing the Vert limits.


North Bend Skyline 30k

Overall men and women’s winners receive free registration to 2024 Broken Arrow 23k.

Top 3 Elite Women & Men – Cash Awards
Top 3 Sport Women & Men – Custom Wooden Awards
Top 3 Masters (50+) Women & Men Masters (50+) – Custom Wooden Awards
Summit Vert King & Queen – $100 Cash Each

Boulder Garden 8k
Top 3 Overall Men & Women – Custom Awards
Youth Under 20 Top 3 Boys & Girls – Custom Awards

All participants receive
Custom finishers medal
North Bend Running Festival neck gaiter


We are supporting Recovery Beyond a recovery program building healthy lifestyles through hiking, climbing, running and other outdoor activities. $10 of each registration goes to this great program. You also have an opportunity to donate $25 or $50 more during registration.

Trees Not Awards

We’re partnering with Trees Not Tees to offer you the option of planting a tree instead of receiving our event participant finishers medal and neck gaiter. Planting a tree is one of the best things you can do to fight climate change, as they remove carbon dioxide from the air as they grow.

When registering, just choose the Trees Not Awards option on the waiver page. After the event you will receive certificate, photo and GPS coordinates of your tree’s location.