Lord Hill Trail Run
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 9:30 a.m.
For those looking for a hilly race, Lord Hill Regional Park is a great choice! The course starts at the south end of the park and immediately spreads out the field with a respectable climb! From there, the course meanders through mossy forests, along tranquil ponds, creeks, and wetland preserves. The course itself is a combination of single-track, old logging road, maintained hiking path and a few bridges for good measure. It’s a very diverse course! Boredom is not an option at Lord Hill!
There are two course options for this event:
- 10K (exact distance is 9.79km, or about 6.1 miles), with about 1080 feet of elevation gain*
- Half Marathon (21.10 km, or 13.1 miles), with about 2080 feet of elevation gain*
Both the 10k and Half Marathon courses start and finish near the Snohomish River at the South end of the park. The routes are fairly hilly, with a mix of steep and moderate grades, as well as some flatter sections. These courses are moderately hilly by trail running standards. Both courses include a mix of wider and narrower trails, with the Half Marathon having more of the smaller trails. Most of the trails are not very twisty, but there are some parts with more twists and turns on the Half Marathon course.
* Distances were measured using a measuring wheel or a bicycle odometer. Climb was measured from the map, and should be considered approximate.