One last hurrah before the end of the year. Runners, get ready for a fun and festive holiday treat along the trails of Squaxin Park.
This 10k(ish) race will begin and end at the track of Reeves Middle School in Olympia's Eastside neighborhood. The race route will wind its way through the incredible woods of Squaxin Park, make use of most of these spectacular trails, and offers views of the Puget Sound and the Capitol above downtown Olympia.
Join us during the darkest time of the year to celebrate running in nature that brings light and happiness to one another.
The race begins and ends at the Reeves Middle School track!
The route wind its way through the school ground before heading down to Eastbay Drive and into Squaxin Park. There, we take advantage of most of the awesome trail on the upper and lower loop (Ellis Cove trail) of the park before heading back up to the Reeves track for the finish.
Join our Strava group to stay up to date with upcoming opportunities to explore the courses.
We will not enforce any cutoff for this race. You're welcome to walk the course.
We will have a full stocked aid station at the finish line. Aid station is stocked with water, Tailwind, soda, fruit, chips, pickles and a few other treats. We will also have some warm beverages for you to warm up after the race. Basic first aid supplies are available too.
All our races are cupless events. Bring a collapsible cup for fluids at the aid stations. For folks who forgot their cup you'll be able to purchase one at race pickup.
In our effort to reduce waste we will have very few trash cans at the event. We aim to recycle an and compost most of our waste. Please be mindful of our environment.
Race packets can be picked up on race day starting at 7:00am at the Reeves Middle School Track.
We’ll have a brief pre-race briefing at 8:45 at the start line.
Restrooms are available for the day of the race at Reeves gym. We ask that you do your best to keep it clean and to throw all trash in the garbage cans.
Bins for recycling & food waste will be available as well. Volunteers on race day can point you in the direction to the proper receptacles.
The trails of Squaxin Park will be open to other trail users during the race. Please be respectful and kind and be a good ambassador for our trail running community!
We have plenty of parking at Reeves Middle School.
If needed additional, overflow parking will be announced before race day.
Please do not park at Squaxin Park as the park will be open to the community during the race.
Address: 2200 Quince Street NE, Olympia,WA 98506