Race Preview: Oktoberfest Pumpkin Trail Runs, Leavenworth

If you've never experienced Leavenworth, Washington, this race will give you the excuse to head over to this quaint Bavarian town during its well-known Oktoberfest. Even if you have been to Leavenworth, you're probably itching to return whether it's for the food, the beer, or just the unique Bavarian experience. The Oktoberfest Pumpkin Trail Runs  is on the beautiful Wenatchee National Forest trails and includes an 8K and a 10 mile race.

With views of the Cascade Mountains and the Icicle Creek area, the fall scenery is sure to please. The 10-mile route will be run on ski hill trails, new trails built in 2013, and trails in nearby Freund Canyon.  This is a challenging and hilly course. The 8K will be run on the existing ski hill trail system. This course is also hilly and challenging, but is a great option for the beginning trail runner. Aid stations with water, energy drinks, and gels will be available on both courses, but runners are encouraged to bring their own water and necessary fuel.

Post-race there will be snacks available and awards will be given out to the top 3 male and female finishers in each distance. A 2K kids’ run will be held as well, with finisher prizes for each child.

Hosted by Run Wenatchee, this race is the last of the 4 races in the Wenatchee Valley Trail Run Series. This event is a fundraiser for the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club, which operates the ski hill.

Oktoberfest Pumpkin Trail Runs Details

Date: Sunday, October 18

Times: 8:30 A.M. – 10 miler,  8:45 A.M. – 8K,  9:00 A.M. – Kids 2K

Location: Leavenworth Ski Hill, 10701 Ski Hill Drive, Leavenworth, WA

Race Prices (through October 9):  $45 – 10 Mile,   $30 – 8K,
Kids 2K is Free

Race Website: Click Here


About Annette Vaughan (493 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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