The Mountain Magic trail run returns to Mount Spokane June 22 for its second year. The course, which is all on Nordic ski trails, provides mostly non-technical single track among the pines. It features wide-open views that last year’s runners gave high marks for scenery and runnability, while still providing a reasonable level of challenge—particularly for 25K runners.

This year the race has been expanded to include a 5K option. The shorter distance was added to encourage adults, youth, and kids who have never run trails or entered a trail race to make the move from pavement to dirt. It covers one of the most beautiful, winding parts of the run.

Fees are low to encourage participation. A hearty lunch follows. Funds go toward the future OutLive organization, which will help cancer survivors find emotional and physical recovery. Learn more and register at mountainmagicrun.com. //