Winter Trail Series

The Winter Trail Series celebrates Seattle and the Eastside’s local parks with trail runs that will keep your winter fitness warm. All events have a choice of at least two distances, with shorter course lengths ranging from 4-8 kilometers (2.5-5 miles), and longer course lengths ranging from 10-21 kilometers (6-13 miles). So rally your running pals and put these motivating events on your calendar!

Current Standings Last Updated: February 6, 2024
Date Event Page Distance Location
11/04/2023 2023 Carkeek Cooler Trail Run Register 5k, 10k Seattle, WA
11/18/2023 Ravenna Refresher Trail Run Register 4k, 8k, 12k Seattle, WA
12/02/2023 Redmond Reindeer Romp Register 5 mile, Half Marathon Redmond, WA
12/16/2023 Seward Solstice Run Register 4.2 mile & 10k Seattle, WA
12/31/2023 Absolution Run Register 4mi, 8mi Kenmore, WA
01/20/2024 Frost Eagle Trail Run Register 5 mile, Half Marathon Sammamish, WA
02/03/2024 Interlaken Icicle Dash Register 5k, 10k Seattle, WA

Series Swag & Competition


Are you motivated by swag?

Consistency pays off! Participate in four or more of the Winter Trail Series events in the 2023-24 season and you’ll be awarded a special Winter Trail Series dry bag to recognize your achievement.




Are you competitive?

  • Your best 4 performances in the Winter Trail Series will rank you in the series standings!
  • If you want to do fewer events, that’s OK! Series events are open to everyone.
  • You may register for events individually, or use Series Registration to sign up for more than one event at once for your own convenience. Using Series Registration is not required to be part of the series competition.
  • If you complete any of the 2023-24 season Winter Trail Series events, you are automatically entered.
  • Points will be awarded to runners in each category (Open and Female) separately (both the fastest Open category runner and Female category runner will earn 100 points). After receiving points for placement within those two categories, participants will then be divided into their age category for the series competition. (You may be the fastest in your age category without scoring 100 points, if you are not the overall winner in Open or Female).
  • The series rewards those with the most points, regardless of what distances they ran.
  • The 1st place Female category runner and 1st place Open category runner in each event score 100 points, 2nd place scores 95, 3rd scores 92, 4th scores 90, 5th 89 and so on. Places 64th and lower score 30 points.
  • In the event of a tie, each runner’s highest point score is used for the tie-breaker. If two runners have identical highest point scores, then the next highest point scores are compared until the tie is broken. If all scores in rank-order are identical for two or more runners, then the tie is broken according to the size of the competitive field (largest number of runners ranks higher) at the run where the highest score was earned (then second highest, and so on, until the tie is broken.)
  • The top series participants receive special recognition and free entry to a future trail run to be announced.
  • A runner must have at least three scores to be eligible for awards.
  • Awards will be presented in the following categories: Female, Open, Masters Female 40+, Masters Open 40+, Youth Female 12/under, Youth Open 12/under, Junior Female 13-19, Junior Open 13-19