All trail races are brought to you by Rock Candy Running.
We are PNW trail runners who love to inspire people to get outside to explore and hope you’ll do it safely right now!

Race Director: Mathias Eichler

Race Director: Trixy Eichler

Operations Manager: Amanda Mackison

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Land Acknowledgement

We want to respectfully acknowledge that all our trail races here in the South Sound are on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people, specifically the Nisqually, Cowliz, Chehalis and Squaxin Island peoples.

The Beast of Big Creek up to Mount Ellinor is on the traditional territories of the Twana/Skokomish, Coast Salish and S’Klallam people.

Olympia and the South Puget Sound region are covered by the Treaty of Medicine Creek, signed under duress in 1854. Rock Candy Running is acknowledging the Tribal governments and their roles today in taking care of these lands.

Public Lands

Beast of Big Creek is granted by a Special Use Permit through the Olympic National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


We love supporting, and being supported by these amazing organizations. We couldn’t do this without them. Thank you.

City of Olympia
WA Department of Natural Resources
One Tree Planted
Trail Sisters
Olympic National Forest
Washington Trails Association
Electric Cable Car

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