5/10/25k | MARATHON
Photo: Eric Pritchard
Photo: Dylan Medina
Mountain Magic Trail Run & Marathon
June 17-18, 2023 | Selkirk Lodge, Mt. Spokane WA
Get ready for some of the most exciting and beautiful running trails in the Inland NW! Rolling trails, pine trees and whole lot of happy faces—what more could a runner ask for?
These trails are winding, rolling, and really really special. Most are wide ski trails through the pines. For the longer distances, there are a couple of minor peaks to summit. So while it's runnable, there's still enough elevation gain and loss to push you to your limit.
This year brings a few exciting changes. The 5k and 10k courses have been updated, bringing a cool new trail with some more challenging elevation into the mix.
The 5k option remains a great way for adults, youth and kids who have never run trails or entered a trail race to make the move from pavement to dirt, on some of the most beautiful, winding parts of the run.
... AND THEN THERE'S THE MOUNTAIN MAGIC TRAIL MARATHON!
Check it out! Spokane's first trail marathon (that we know of, at least). Head up Sunday to test your legs on this sweet 2-loop course. There's minimal overlap between the loops, and they'll take you through most of the Nordic ski trail park. About half the marathon is on mountain roads with views across the valley and the rest is on those magical wide rolling trails.
Learn more and register below!
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Mountain Magic 2023 Information
- Early registration will open in February 2023. -
Mt Spokane State Park, Selkirk Lodge (see directions below)
Saturday is a trail race with options for 5, 10 or 25k. The 25k is made up of the 10k loop and a 15k loop.
Sunday is a full marathon.
Feb 1 - April 9
5/10k $37.00 | 25k $42.00 | Marathon $52
April 10 - May 10
5/10k $42.00 | 25k 47.00 | Marathon $57
May 11 - June 15 (midnight)
5/10k $52.00 | 25k $57.00 | Marathon $67
5/10k $65.00 | 25k $75.00 | Marathon $85
*Race day registration subject to availability. Check website and UltraSignup registration page before arriving
State Parks has set a registration limit again this year, of 300 registrations per day, so sign up ASAP! Once registration maxes out, we will post a notice on this site and the UltraSignup registration page.
In the event of unavoidable external factors that make the event impossible or unsafe to put on, such as Acts of God, COVID restrictions or State Park closure etc, entries are non-refundable. There will be be no deferred entries for the 2024 event.
5/10/25k: There will be two aid stations: a water/sports drink table on the 5k/10k course and a food and fluid table at two points of the 15k loop.
Marathon: There will be a total of 5 aid stations: two aid stations that runners will pass on each loop (one at NOVA Hut and the other at Junction 9) plus one at the start/finish pass-through between loops.
To keep nature pure and to aid in clean-up, this is a cupless event. If you will want water or sport drink at the aid station, please bring a hand-held or disposable bottle to carry with you.
> 10k: approx 1100 ft gain
> 25k: approx 2450 ft gain total
> Marathon: approx 4500 ft gain total
*HOWEVER The rolling course makes it deceptively challenging.
After you've crossed the finish line, grab a light lunch. Food is included in registration costs. Additional meal tickets are available for $5 at registration. Volunteers eat free, of course.
Medals will be awarded for all marathoners who cross the finish line.
Check back for more info on swag.
Dogs are great, but please leave them at home for this event. (Cats and goats, too.)
(subject to change. Check back prior to event day.):
Packet pickup 45-60 minutes prior to race start time
> 8:45 - 25k Race meeting
> 9:00 - 25k Race start
> 10:15 - 10k race meeting
> 10:30 - 10k race start
> 10:45 - 5k race meeting
> 11:00 - 5k race start
SUNDAY MARATHON SCHEDULE
Packet pickup starts at 7:45
> 8:45 - Race meeting
> 9:00 - Race start
Helping runners enjoy their day can be just as satisfying as running it yourself. Check out volunteer opportunities using the link below. Volunteer for the day you aren't running and you'll run for free! **Volunteers can claim one free entry for a friend/family member. Email us using the contact form on the event website for details before you register for the race, and after you have signed up for your volunteer slot.
SUPPORTING MILLWOOD IMPACT
This year, we're excited to partner with Millwood Impact. They do awesome work providing social and life resources to youth and families in Millwood and the West Valley. Part of your entry fees will support their work. And their volunteers will be out on the course helping you have an incredible day on the trails.