Just like last year, and all the years of Pigtails, the second annual LYNR will be a low-key, fun, grassroots race. That means maximum fun with minimal whining, minimal cost minimal aid (though we do boast a pretty mean aid station)!
DATE: Saturday, January 26th, 2013
COST: $20 online until January 23rd or $25 day of race if you miss online signup (the extra $5 will be donated to the Maple Valley Food Bank). All race distances are the same price so the more you run, the better the value! The money pays for insurance, permits, potties, supplies, prizes, etc.
9.6 miles=one loop
19.2 miles=2 loops
50K=3 loops and a 2.2-mile out and back (1.1 out and 1.1 back)
COURSE: This is a 9.6-mile loop around the Lake Youngs Watershed. The terrain is a rolling mixture of packed gravel, trail, and a very short section of road. The trail hugs the fence that goes around the watershed, so getting lost is not really an option. If you have crossed a road, you have gone off course.
DAY OF RACE INFO
WHAT TO BRING:
- Chicken noodle or butternut squash soup (in boxes or cans that don’t require can openers) to contribute to the aid station & post-race soup pot
- Additional food item for the aid station / post-race munchies
- Up to three, hearty, winter food items for the Maple Valley Food Bank
CHECK-IN: 6:45-7:20AM. Everyone must check in at the start!
RACE START: 7:30am (or as soon as it gets light enough) for all race distances. Early start only for 50K runners expecting to take more than 7 hours. Early start will be at 6:30am and you will need to start with a headlamp or flashlight.
DROP BAGS: You can leave your drop bags at the start/finish. There will be a tarp to put your bags on but they will not be covered so be sure your bags are waterproof.
TRASH: The only place to deposit your trash is at the start/finish.
TOILETS: There are no toilets on the course, other than the woods. Keep in mind that you will be running near residential areas at times. We will supply two porta-potties at the start/finish area.
DIRECTIONS: Take Exit 4 off I-405 to Maple Valley / Black Diamond / Enumclaw/ Hwy 169. Drive east several miles and take a right on 140th Way SE. Go uphill for about 2 miles and take a left on SE Petrovitsky Rd. In approximately 2 miles, turn right on Old Petrovitsky Rd. Parking lot is on the left in about 100 yards. (Note, if you take the earlier spur of Old Petrovitsky Rd, the parking will be on your right in about 1/4+ mile.)
From Hwy 18, take the Maple Valley exit. If coming from Tacoma, take a left at the end of the off ramp, go over Hwy 18 and take a right on SE Petrovitsky road. If coming from Issaquah/North Bend, take a right at end of off ramp with immediate right onto SE Petrovitsky Rd. For both, drive 3+ miles and take a left on Old Petrovitsky Rd in 2 lights. Parking is on left in 100 yards.
PARKING: Please carpool & park tightly! There are limited parking spaces in the parking lot and people have had to park on the road for the past couple of years. Please make room for your fellow trail runners and if someone is pulling in to park and you have your car door open close your door and let them squeeze in snug to you.