Race Report: Horse Lake Trail Run (April 27)

If you’re looking for a trail run with multiple distances, stunning views, and a good cause, check out the Horse Lake Trail Run on April 27 in Wenatchee, WA.

With a 25K, 7-mile, and 5-mile option, there’s a distance for everyone to enjoy the wildflower-strewn foothills, looking on at the North Cascades and over the city of Wenatchee and the Columbia River.

Proceeds from the race go to the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, which preserves natural areas in the region. The trails for this race weave through such an area, which was previously a working ranch. There are old barns and an apricot orchard, as well as markings from one of the large wildfires that tore across the hills in recent years.

“We feel really proud about being able to give a significant amount of money every year to the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, and it goes right back into trail development or maintenance,” says RunWenatchee Director Joel Rhyner.

Runners will shuttle to the Horse Lake Reserve Trailhead and use staggered start times to minimize environmental impact on the reserve. They’ll also receive an eco-friendly race t-shirt. The race is one of three in a regional trail running series. For more info, visit runwenatchee.com. //

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