By Mathias Eichler
Winter, trails, darkness, and all the weather.
One last hurrah before the end of the year. Runners, get ready for a fun and festive holiday treat along the trails of Squaxin Park.
I haven’t done one of those in awhile.
Here’s the gender split for this weekend’s skyrace in Hoodsport, WA above Lake Cushman in the Olympic Mountains:
For the two events combined 126 racers signed up, 51 are women or 40% of the overall runners.
The race is seeing an overall increase in signups of 23% compared to 2022. A 4% increase in women racers with the majority coming from the shorter distance. The Summit Race had an overall increase of 8%, but a drop of women runners by 4% points. The Forest Loop saw an overall increase of 56% and a women runner increase of 15% points.