15 Fall Trail Races Under 15 Miles - Page 4
Ft. Steilacoom 5K, 10K, Half Marathon
Oct. 20, 2013
A Ft. Steilacoom runner celebrates the majesty of this park. Photo by Steve Sanders.
Put on by a beloved local racing company, Evergreen Trail Runs, the Ft. Steilacoom Trail Runs offer a little something for everyone. The race takes place on rolling terrain through fields, forests, grasslands and lakes, in an urban park with historical significance in the settling of the Washington Territory in the 1800s. In addition to the shorter distances, there is also a full marathon and 50K course. Race director Roger Michel says, “Last year we had a family that came to the race that had their youngest daughter do the 5K, the older one the half marathon, the mother the marathon and the dad the 50K, so it’s pretty ideal for families that don't necessarily run the same distances or speed but they can all have their fun!”
Tick or Treat Night Trail 5K
Kansas City, KS
Oct. 26, 2013
“Spooky surprises await!” promises the website for this Halloween-themed evening 5K, put on by the Kansas-City-area Trail Nerds running group. Expect plenty of Halloween decorations, ranging from skeletons to spiders to jack-o-lanterns, along the heavily-wooded course at Wyandotte Country Lake Park. With spooky glowstick trail marking and a costume contest, this family-friendly race (with low entry fees) promises all participants a commemorative winter hat, logo mug and candy at the finish line. Don’t forget your headlamp!