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Adventure Runs in Washington

Explore The Pacific Northwest

Adventure Runs in Washington/PNW are one-day adventure runs that will bring you to jaw-dropping locations.
Adventure runs are for seasoned and aspiring adventurers who want to experience the Pacific Northwest (PNW) backcountry. All Adventure Runs are FREE with a yearly Motivation Running Club membership.

The video below is from 2021 but it is still current for summer 2023! This year adventure runs will take place from August through October.

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How the adventure runs in Washington works

  • Each run is designed to be a full day.
  • Runs use existing trails. At rare exceptions, there will be some off-trail sections.
  • These are group runs but feel free to do it solo.
  • All participants receive the GPX file and training on how to use a GPS app.
  • Your run, your pace. Group runs have limited capacity. That ensures a safe and friendly group.
  • Pre-run briefing on the route and expectations.
  • Gear and training recommendations will be provided along with nutrition and hydration advice.
  • Optional training plan with coach Stephane.

Find Your Next Adventure Runs in Washington

Adventure runs are grouped by level. Pretty much like at the ski resort. The run difficulty is based on distance, elevation, and terrain. This classification is not official and its sole purpose is to give you an idea of what to expect.

What to expect from each category:

Green: smooth trail, easier climbs.

More Difficult level Self guided run motivation running PNWBlue: multiple climbs, significant elevation change, some technical trails.

Black Diamond Self Guided run iconBlack Diamond: higher mileage, tough climbs, challenging elevation gain, technical and exposed terrain, some off-trail, and navigation.

Double Black Diamond Self Guided runs iconDouble Black Diamond: black diamond + high mileage, water, and food management.

Not sure about your skill level? Feel free to reach out to coach Stephane. I’ll be happy to chat with you and assess your running level for free.

You still have time to train to be ready for your next summer adventure. But, the sooner you train the more you will enjoy these adventure runs. I can design a plan for you based on the adventure runs you want to do.

Kendall Katwalk

Located near Snoqualmie Pass, WA, this out and back along Section J of the PCT is a great way to experience one of the most scenic trails on the PCT. It features great mountain views. A great intro to trail and mountain running.

Distance: 12 miles. Elevation gain: 2,400 ft. Level: Novice.

Alpine Lakes

Located near Snoqualmie Pass, WA, this point-to-point trail is a great introduction to mountain running. It features great mountain lakes: Melakwa and Pratt along with great mountain views.

Length: 13 miles. Elevation gain: 3,500 ft. Level: Intermediate.

The Enchantments

Located near Leavenworth, WA it is one of the most beautiful trails in the Pacific Northwest. High mountain, countless crystal blue lakes, one grueling climb, mountain goats everywhere. This is a challenging and demanding day. The reward is worth every step.

Distance: 20 miles. Elevation gain: 4,500 ft. Level: Experienced.

Chair Peak Traverse

Located near Snoqualmie Pass, WA, this point-to-point trail is a great introduction to navigation off-trail and mountain running. It features Melakwa, Chair Peak, Gem, and Snow lakes along with great mountain views. Some scrambling.

Distance: 12 miles. Elevation gain: 4,400 ft. Level: Advanced.

Burroughs and Glacier Basin Loop

Mt Rainier National Park. Experience Mt Rainier like you have never seen before. Incredible views on Emmons and Winthrop Glaciers.

Length: 15 miles. Elevation gain: 5,100 ft. Level: Experienced.

Check this page often as I’ll be adding new adventure runs regularly.

Not sure what level you fall under?
Need a specific training plan?
Have questions about the Adventure Runs?

Contact Coach Stephane

Guided runs in the PNW with coach stephane motivation running redmond seattle wa

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