NW Trail Runs' Winter Series: Frost Eagle 5-Mile & Half Marathon
Within Sammamish city limits, Soaring Eagle Regional Park offers runners a twisty course that will keep those looking for a more technical course on their toes and offers a nice introduction to the world of bumps and roots to new trail runners. The course, which is mostly single track, but also a small section of wide trail, brings runners through a mature forest and sanctuary wetlands.
Soaring Eagle 5-mile and Half Marathon is the seventh of seven events in the Winter Trail Series.
Course: The routes have rolling hills that are mostly short or moderate in grade, and none of the courses are very hilly by trail running standards. Much of the course is on "technical singletrack," which means that the trail can be narrow, twisty, and filled with roots and bumps. A short section of the course is on the 'pipeline trail' which is mostly groomed gravel, but can turn muddy in places. Both courses form a "figure 8," and the aid station will be located at the intersection.