Here is the biggest problem with the trails at Heyburn .... not enough people use them! They have a great trail system that is perfect for running, biking or hiking. Miles and miles of trails with some great views. If you ran SPS #2 last year, I am sure you will remember just how wet everything was. But that was half the fun... it was a challenge. Heyburn's course is just plain F.U.N. We start out with a nice "little" hill then it all gets better from there, many rolling hills and a creek crossing... oh the creek crossing (great location to snap a pic). And then the perfect shelters with fireplaces! We didn't luck out with the weather last year, but the shelters with two fireplaces made up for it! All of that combined with my favorite meal of all my races... taco bar with warm tortillas and loads of beer. This was the most relaxed I have ever been while directing a race.
SPS is a trail run point series, including 5 mile and half marathon distances. We will count your best 5 out of 6 races in the series. SPS will include six state parks from two states (Idaho and Washington) one race per month from May thru October. SPS will have over $2,000.00 in prizes for the overall series. Come stay the weekend, each of the state parks offer camping and showers!
This year we want you to think of us as your “trail running family” like I have said in the past: “our races are like a family reunion but with people you enjoy!” So this year we will be incorporating a Friday evening potluck meal (we provide the pasta) and a Sunday social run. Plan on staying the weekend at our races and enjoy what these great state parks have to offer.
What if I only want to run one or two of the races? That’s not a problem, pick the race that fits your schedule best and I look forward to meeting you.
What if I am new to trail running? These races are perfect for you, start with the 5 mile runs and give it a shot.
8:45 am 1/2 marathon pre-race meeting
9:00 am 1/2 marathon start
9:15 am 5 mile pre-race meeting
9:30 am 5 mile start
Heyburn State park
57 Chatcolet Rd
Plummer, ID 83851
We start at the trail head parking for the Trail of The Coeur d'Alenes, just follow the Trail Maniac signs to the start. An Idaho Parks Pass is required or you can pay $5.00 at the gate.
After the race enjoy a great post race meal and beverages.
1/2 marathon early registration $40.00
5 mile early registration $25.00
High quality race shirt $20.00