The Lake Sammamish Half Marathon takes runners along the smooth gravel trail that connects Marymoor Park in Redmond to Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah. This interurban trail is very popular with runners; About 60% of the course will be on fast, smooth gravel surface and 40% on pavement. We also offer a half-marathon walk category with a generous 4 hour time limit. This flat run is perfect for a half-marathon personal best whether you're running or walking! For more information See Ahotu Marathons' and Sammamish Patch's articles about the run and check out the Lake Sammamish Half Facebook Page for the latest updates.
The race is chip-timed, and each racer will receive a custom bib, a finisher medal, a Zorrel Athletic Tech Shirt and sponsor products. Aid stations are provided every few miles (see course map) with Clif gels/bloks, fruit, nuun and water, and the finish line will include a nice line up of food and music.
This event benefits Cascade Challenge, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing leadership and outdoor adventure opportunities to youth ages 14-20. We also partner with FrogBox to collect new and used shoes at the finish line. These shoes will be given to non-profit Redeeming Soles and distributed locally to those in need.
Besides this run, we also organize trail runs throughout the year via the Evergreen Trail Runs Series. You can find the full schedule on the website and discussions with our runners on the Facebook Page.