You run, climb, and probably shuffle along almost entirely single track trails straight up Rock Candy Mountain, the coolest named hill in the area. In just a little over 3 miles you climb 2,000ft to reach the summit. And yes, the actual summit. There, collect your high-fives, and head back down while greeting some poor folks still fighting the uphill climb - cheer them on, as you will be back there soon enough.
This race is not for the faint of heart, but the steep and gnarly route over roots, rocks and a stream crossing will make anyone smile, or maybe cry.
A brand new trail running adventure in Olympia, Washington. Let's go hunting for VERT in the Capitol Forest.
The Rock Candy Mountain Run is brought to you by Einmaleins Events.
We are Olympia trail runners who love this city and its surrounding outdoor spaces. Inspiring people to get people outside to explore and bringing folks together is our mission.
(10km/2,000ft. vertical gain & loss)
3 Loops (30km/6,000ft. vertical gain & loss)
5 Loops (50km/10,000ft. vertical gain & loss)