Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series


*Covid Update: We hoped it wouldn’t come to this, but with everyone’s safety in mind we’ve decided we will have to cancel the 2020 Cougar Mountain Summer Series (the October races are tentatively still scheduled to run). We’re working with UltraSignup to issue full refunds to anyone who’d registered ahead of time.*

Register for October 50k, 20mi, or 8mi


Race Director contact: Dustin Hinkle
Volunteer contact: Michael Havrda

Special discount code for 20% off races (Code: SRC20) available to current SRC members

$15 of each entry fee will benefit King County Parks & Recreation.
Since 2003, Seattle Running Club has raised over $180,000 for King County Parks!

WHEN

*Covid Date Changes! We hoped it wouldn’t come to this, but with everyone’s safety in mind we’ve decided we will have to cancel the 2020 Cougar Mountain Summer Series (the October races are tentatively still scheduled to run). We’re working with UltraSignup to issue full refunds to anyone who’d registered ahead of time.*

Sunday, October 25, 2020. 19.5 mile & 50 km + 7.6 mile: 8:00 am Start*

*For the October races, please note the following course cutoff times for 19.5mi & 50k racers:
Start to Aid 2 (9.6mi) – 10:30 am
Aid 4 (Hwy 900 return for 50k; 21.0mi) – 1:30 pm
Aid 5 (DeLeo Wall, 26.4mi for 50k racers, 15.1mi for 19.5mi racers) – 3:00 pm
Finish for 50k racers & 19.5mi racers – 4:00 pm


A Greener Event: No Cups!

Again, this year the series is continuing to reduce the amount of trash created during the event. In 2019, we ask that runners bring a refillable water container with them on the trail to use at aid stations along the way. Our friends at Shoes-n-Feet, Seven Hills Running, and Fleet Feet Sports Seattle have a variety of hydration products.

No Dogs Please.

Very important announcement: Dogs are not allowed on the course due to USATF Sanctioning and Insurance Requirements. Despite the park’s policy regarding dogs on a leash being acceptable, USATF has determined dogs on course cause a potentially unsafe environment for participants and spectators. We love our dogs and remember Scott’s dog Jack attending Cougar races for years and years. But we want to continue hosting races for years to come and need to abide by the USATF rules.

Directions & Parking

Google Map

The registration and start will be at the Sky Country Trailhead off of 166th Way SE (NOT at the Red Town trailhead).

From I-90 Eastbound, take the Lakemont Boulevard SE (Exit 13) exit. Head south (turn right) for 2+ miles on Lakemont Boulevard SE. Turn left onto SE Cougar Mountain Way; go 0.6 miles and then turn right onto 166th Way SE. Follow this road through the gate and look for the parking lot on your right.

From I-405, take Exit 10 and follow Coal Creek Parkway east for 2.4 miles to the shopping center. Turn left at the light onto SE 72nd Place. At the stop sign, turn left onto Newcastle Road, which turns into Lakemont Boulevard SE. Continue on Lakemont past the Red Town trailhead until you reach SE Cougar Mountain Way. Turn right, go 0.6 miles, and then turn right onto 166th Way SE. Follow this road through the gate and look for the parking lot on your right.

Series Competition

Runners must compete in all four races of either the Short Series or the Long Series in order to be eligible for series standings.

Standings are calculated by cumulative time from the four races in each series.

Switching between Short and Long races will forfeit your standings.


2019 Results

October 27: BuduRacing – Ultrasignup: 7.6mi & 19.5mi & 50k
August 10: BuduRacing – Ultrasignup: 5k & 14.5mi & 26.2mi
July 13: BuduRacing – Ultrasignup: 5k & 10.8mi & 19.5mi
June 8: BuduRacing – Ultrasignup: 5k & 8.2mi & 14.5mi
May 11: BuduRacing – Ultrasignup: 5.1mi & 10.8mi

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