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.
We started it, we’ll keep it going, here’s the breakdown for this weekend’s inaugural Rock Candy Mountain Run. The namesake race of our race organization Rock Candy Running is a 12 Hour Mountain Endurance race. Runners chase vert from sunrise to sunset on Rock Candy Mountain in the Capitol Forest. The loop is 6 miles with 1,800ft. of vertical gain with plenty of gnarly singletrack, roots, rocks and other fun stuff.
We have are a total of 25 runners registered. 17 are women. Yepp, that’s 68%.
And while we’ll be starting in the dark with headlamps, the starting line will look so great. Can’t wait for this weekend.