Thursday, December 31, 2020

2021 Wild Woman Marathon, 50K, Half Marathon, and 7 Miler


June 19, 2021
Mt. Adams
Trout Lake, Washington

The spirit of the Wild Woman video. Click here.

IN 2021, THERE ARE MANY CHANGES FROM WHAT'S ON THIS WEBSITE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. WE ARE HOPING WE CAN FEAST AND LOVE AND YOGA AND RUN AND CAMP AGAIN TOGETHER IN 2022. UNTIL THEN, WE RUN AND HAVE FUN!

The good news is: the Wild Woman will be held in 2021! The not-so-bad news is: the Wild Woman is stripping down to her bare essentials, just so she can be with you this year! A streamlined and simplified version of this run will allow you maximum trail time at minimum health risk.

We are simplifying. It will still be a women's event on beautiful forested trails at the base of Mt. Adams. The biggest difference is that we will not be holding the team relay. It tears us apart to also inform you that the lunch, the yoga, and the cold soaks in our horse troughs are also getting a hiatus this year.

What's new? We have added two new distances for a total of four individual races: 7-miler, half-marathon, marathon, and ultra (50K).

Attention Relayers.
 Even though we aren't holding the relay, you can still run with your friends as now there are trail options for everyone. 

Here what else we know:

Masks and social distancing
 will be required at the start/finish and whenever you cannot be six feet apart from another person. You do not need to run with your mask on unless you are in a crowd.

Rolling starts will be used. Exact details and times will be announced prior to race day.

Waivers. All runners will need to sign a waiver at packet pickup.

Aid stations (every 5-7 miles) will be as touch-free as possible. Food choices will be limited and individually packed (not up to our previous waste-free standards, sorry). Volunteers will provide you with whatever food and water you need. We will continue to be cupless though so be sure to carry a bottle or hydration pack.

BYO Lunch. Serving food adds more complications that we are willing to deal with this year; however, after the run, you and your friends may BYO picnic in our field (plenty of space to spread out) and enjoy the view of Mt. Adams and the post-run endorphins.

Awards. With rolling starts, results can't be finalized until the last runner crosses the finish line. Placement awards will most likely have to be mailed...so we'll have to find something other than a huckleberry pie to send you!

Camping. There will not be any camping allowed at the race headquarters this year; however, the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest has both developed and undeveloped campsites available nearby. There is also a county park a mile away in Trout Lake and an RV park 3 miles from the race start. We are happy to help advise you on places to camp.


Friendship in Fitness
Consider this an invitation to all the wild women who like to run long, play hard, and eat locally.

We live (and run) up, down, and even around the base of Mt. Adams (a 12,276-foot volcano). For the past few decades, long runs have provided us with an opportunity to reconnect with girlfriends from Orcas 50K to Mountain Lakes 100, Smith Rocks 50K to Javelina Jundred. We've traded life stories over plates of pre-run pasta and post-run pinot gris.

We decided it was time to return the favor, and hold a women's trail run in our backyard and invite gals from all over to run with us. Not everyone wants to run a marathon or an ultra, so that's why we are offering a 7-mile and a half-marathon too. 
Come find your inner wild on the flanks of Mt. Adams.

Steph and Betsy


Every year we choose a local non-profit to support. This year, we help victims of domestic violence get back up on their feet to live a safe and healthy life by donating a portion of our proceeds to Helping Hands Against Violence. Helping Hands is a non-profit organization in Hood River, Oregon which supports victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking through shelter, advocacy, education and outreach. For more information: Helping Hands Against Violence

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