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A one of a kind weekend celebrating Black, Indigenous, and Women of color taking up space on trails at all paces, where community is first, and speed is second - everybody is a winner.

Trail Fest is about more than running. Saturday is about community, where runners will make new friends, listen to an incredible panel, join fun workshops, and connect with supportive brands and community organizations. Sunday will feature various fun-run distances and celebrations with all supporters and spectators welcome.

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 28TH, 9am-12:30pm

New to this years race is our Community Expo! In addition to packet pick up, we'll have opportunities to connect with other racers, participate in workshops, and attend a speaker panel made up of amazing women of color in the running and outdoor space. Light breakfast and refreshments will be provided.


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - SPEAKER PANEL

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - WORKSHOPS 

12:00 PM - CLOSING


community expo & race day accessibility 

Our goal is to make this weekend as accessible as we can. If you have any questions related to accessibility or would like to request additional accommodations at The Mountaineers facilities or the race course at Lake Sammamish State Park, please do not hesitate to email us


Click the link below to register for your desired distance. You may also pay it forward with a donation and purchase a race shirt at checkout. If you're interested in a scholarship, select 'enter scholarship lottery' and fill out the form to be entered into the scholarship lottery. Those selected will receive an email with a code to use when they register to comp the cost.

The last day to register is August 29th. The last day to enter the lottery is August 15th.



As a volunteer-run nonprofit, volunteers make events like Trail Fest happen. We're looking for volunteers to help on both Saturday at the Community Expo, and on Sunday at the race. 

Saturday Expo Volunteers - we are only seeking women and nonbinary people of color volunteers at the expo. All volunteers who volunteer on Saturday will get entry into the race on Sunday for free!

Race Day Volunteers - we welcome any and all people interested in volunteering on this day.


I'm not a woman/person of color. Can I still participate?

This race is intended to be a space for cis and trans women of color, and non-binary people of color comfortable with a women-centering race. We ask that if you do not belong to any of these identities, that you please not sign up for this race. We would love for you to volunteer to help with set-up, aid stations, registration, or tear-down. You can also support by showing up to spectate and cheer on Sunday (only), and by donating to our volunteer-run nonprofit here.

What if I can't run or can't run the full distance?

If you're just getting started with running, the party mile (1 mile) distance is a great option for you. Walkers are encouraged to sign up for either the party mile or the 5k distance. We're excited to see walkers, joggers, and runners alike. Running is a spectrum and we're here for all of it.

Can my non-women of color friends/family come and cheer me on?

Absolutely! We encourage you to bring your entourage to come cheer you on on Sunday at the race!

Is there a packet pick-up?

There will be a packet pick-up on Saturday at the Community Expo where you'll get your race bib and t-shirt, if ordered, and any other information. If you're unable to attend the Community Expo, please first try to have a friend do your pick up to help us have a smooth race day. If this is not possible, we will offer a limited option for pick up the morning of.

Do I need to sign a waiver?

Yes! All participants are required to sign our waiver to attend. Please complete this before showing up at the Saturday expo to ensure a smooth registration. Sign our waiver HERE.

What is the parking/bus situation?

There is parking near the start of the course in the park, but we encourage carpools. Please do not leave any valuables in your car. There is also a bus stop down the street from the start of the race. Buses 271, 554, and 269 are all options that drop you near the park.

Will there be bathrooms/aid stations?

Yes! There will be both bathrooms and aid stations along the route. Please reference the course map to see where those are located. 

I can no longer attend. Can I transfer my ticket?

Unfortunately, we do not have bandwidth to manage changing waivers and registration information and ask that you please do not ask for a transfer, nor do you give someone else your bib, for the safety of everyone.

Refunds? What if I get injured or can't make it after I register?

As we are a small non-profit, we will not be issuing refunds for any reason. It is atypical for races to offer refunds, as expenses and capacity planning takes place far in advance. We hope you understand - your registration is a donation to the cause! This applies to all pre-purchased merch.

Is this kid friendly? Strollers?

Kind of! Anyone under the age of 18 may participate in the weekend festivities if accompanied (the entire time) by an adult. Please be mindful of age and ability when selecting a distance for your group, as well as the type of trail (mostly dirt and grass trails). We'd love to see some strollers out there on Sunday! There are plenty of course modifications that can keep you on pavement the whole time. Reach out to us with any questions

thank you to our sponsors!

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