On April 21, at 10 a.m., The Funhouse Commons Youth and Community Center will present a 15k (nine-mile) trail & road run on and around the Turtleback Mountain Preserve on Orcas Island.
The first organized run on Turtleback, the fundraising event will be called the "Leave No Trace Race" underscoring the importance of protecting the Preserve, and keeping the impact on the trails to a minimum. The race will also be strictly limited to just 60 runners.
A truly challenging and beautiful nine mile run, the course features every type of running terrain. It begins at the south trailhead, with a difficult hill climb that is rewarded with incredible views. From there the course switches to a beautiful forested single track. The trail connects back to the dirt fire-service road and proceeds over the mountain, to the North trailhead, near the old school house on Crow Valley Road. The rest of the race is on the roads, from Crow Valley to Deer Harbor road along the water's edge, and back to the start.
To sign up click the link below, or visit the Funhouse Commons website, or click here.