Mountain Magic 5/10/25k Trail Run

Saturday June 20, 2020
Mt. Spokane State Park Nordic Ski Trails - beside Selkirk Lodge

Celebrate the first day of summer on some of Spokane's most enchanting trails, and help cancer survivors get back on their feet! The Mountain Magic trail run returns to Mt. Spokane June 20, 2020 for its third year. The course, which is all on Nordic ski trails, provides mostly non-technical single track among the pines. It features wide-open views while still providing a reasonable level of challenge, particularly for 25k runners. The 5k option is 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, and some of the most beautiful, winding parts of the run.

     Expect a fun vibe and hearty post-race refreshments.

*CORONAVIRUS CONTINGENCY: In the event that coronavirus causes cancellation of the formal June 20 event, an alternate virtual event will be arranged.

     All funds support OutLive,

which helps cancer survivors build a healthy and meaning-filled life

by getting active outdoors and connected with others.

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> 10k: approx 1100 ft gain

> 25k: approx 2450 ft gain total (inc. 10k loop)

> Marathon: (very) approx 5500 ft gain


Packet pickup 45-60 minutes prior to race start time

> 7:15 - Marathon Meeting

> 7:30 - Marathon start

> 8:45 - 25k Race meeting

> 9:00 - 25k Race start

> 10:15 10k race meeting

> 10:30 - 10k race start


> 11:15: - 5k race meeting

> 11:30 - 5k race start


by March 21
5/10k $27.00 | 25k $32.00 | Marathon $49.00

March 22-June 15 -
5/10k $32.00 | 25k 37.00 | Marathon $54.00

June 15-June 24
5/10k $42.00 | 25k $47.00 | Marathon $69.00

Race Day*
5/10k $57.00 | 25k 62.00 | Marathon $89.00

*Race day registration is subject to availability. Check website before arriving
*if you received a race credit from 2020 registration, email us for the UltraSignup coupon code via the contact form at

Registration Limit: State Parks has not set a limit on registrations. Should that happen, we will post a notice on this site and the UltraSignup registration page.

Short-sleeve shirt:

Shirts are guaranteed available until June 1. Extras may be available at the event for $20. If you are registering after June 1 and would like a shirt put on hold for you (if one is available), send us a message via the contact form below and specify size, and we'll do our best.


Be involved for free! Helpers are needed for check-in, finish line, aid station, course marshal (directing runners), sweep and food serving. Read descriptions and sign up here. Volunteers get comped entries for next year's run.

Getting There:

Mt. Spokane State Park has one main entrance at the end of State Road 206, otherwise known as Mt. Spokane Park Drive, about 15 miles east of U.S. Hwy 2. The Park office is just inside the boundary on the left. The Nordic area is a little over 3 1/4 miles up the paved road from the main entrance. Follow the main road to the top where the summit road goes left and the road to the alpine ski area goes straight and downhill.The road leading up to the Selkirk Lodge and the ski trails is to the right, at the back of the large overflow parking lot. Head up that road and park by the Selkirk Lodge. View the online map.

*Please note a WA State Parks Discover Pass is required within the State Park. Passes can be purchased at local outdoors retailers, at the Park office just up the road from Bear Creek Lodge, or at the pull-out kiosk a little past the office.

Cancellation Policy:

*Entries are non-refundable. They can be transferred to another runner by June 16 via the UltraSignup registration site.

*CORONAVIRUS CONTINGENCY: In the event that coronavirus causes cancellation of the formal June 20 event, an alternate virtual event will be arranged. 


Dogs are great, but please leave them at home for this event. (Cats and goats, too.)

Water and nutrition:

In keeping with Covid19 guidelines, this is a cupless event. If you will want water or HEED at the aid station, please bring a hand-held or disposable bottle to carry with you. Hammer nutrition will also be providing a handy foldable cup.

Mountain Magic 2021 shirts are available online at Delivery by mail takes about 2 weeks, so be sure to buy yours ASAP if you want to wear it on race day! (Ladies' styles are smaller than usual - order up a size.)

Contact Us

A huge Thank-You to Fleet Feet Spokane, Hammer Nutrition, Out There Outdoors and Inland Empire Paper Co. for all their support!


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