IMPORTANT RACE DAY INFORMATION

***The Gnome Run 2022 has been canceled. If you are looking for a fun trail run on the weekend of August 13/14, we suggest checking out the Northwest Trail Runs event at Cougar Mountain.
 

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START TIME

4.5 Mile 7:40am

Half Marathon 8:00am

Please pick up your number at the registration table between

7:00 and 7:55.

COURSE
The 2022 Mud & Chocolate Gnome Run is held at Soaring Eagle Park in Sammamish. This beautiful park offers rolling, moderately technical single track trails.  It’s a great park with lush greenery! Because there are some rocks and roots, we recommend you try trail running before you sign up for this race. For those of you familiar with Soaring Eagle, we avoid the biggest hill in the park, but there are some rollers.  This park has many little trails, so we work really hard to make sure the race course is marked very well! Half marathoners will pass the aid station at about miles 4.25 and 8.5.
While you're out on the course, look for the gnomes! Runners that find and report the names of all three gnomes hidden along the course will receive a special prize!

 

PARKING AND DIRECTIONS
 

PARKING

Parking within Soaring Eagle is very limited, but you can park along the main road (Main Drive) outside of the park.  Please do not park along the side streets within the surrounding neighborhoods.

 

DIRECTIONS

Soaring Eagle: Events at Soaring Eagle will begin at the Main Entrance to the park: 26015 East Main Dr, Sammamish WA

From Redmond or SR-520: Take SR-202/Redmond Way to Sahalee Way, turn right and climb the hill.  Sahalee becomes 228th.  From 228th Ave SE, follow SE 8th St as it curves and becomes 244th Ave SE. Turn right onto East Main Dr and follow to the end.

From I-90: Take the Issaquah Front Street exit.
Head North under the freeway onto E Lake Sammamish.
At the second stop light, turn right onto Issaquah-Fall City Rd and head up the hill.
At the second stop light, turn left onto Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd.
Follow Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd to its end and turn right onto 228th Ave SE.  From 228th Ave SE, turn right on SE 8th St and follow as it curves and becomes 244th Ave SE. Turn right onto East Main Dr and follow to the end.