Porter Creek Trail Runs

We have heard you and we, too, are hungry for a local (South Sound) holiday trail racing option. Porter Creek Trail Runs offers three (3) race distances (5K, 10-mile, 25K), a training group (for those interested), and an opportunity to show your holiday spirit in the great outdoors of the PNW. The event is low key, low cost. There *will* be a yule log. We can think of no better way to ring in the holiday season than on single track! 

Event Details


Saturday, December 15, 2019

Start Time

8:30AM 10-mile & 25K start; 8:45AM 5K start


Through Aug 1 - $30/5K, $40/10-Mile & 25K

Aug 2-Dec 1: $35/5K, $45/10-mile & 25K

DOR: $40/5K, $50/10-mile & 25K


Space is limited. REGISTER HERE: https://www.active.com/elma-wa/running/trail-run/porter-creek-trail-runs-2018

The Course

Porter Creek Trail is outside of Elma, WA in an oft un/under-explored portion of Capitol State Forest. It originates in a fine little campground, complete with water falls, room to park and play! The trail is single track, rolling, and runnable. There is nothing sinister about this race (happy holidays!). Course maps. 

The Training Group

Join us for an 8-week training group to help prepare you for the 10-mile or the 25K race event. Group meets on Tuesdays at 6PM for a strength/speed session and on Sundays for a long trail run. Guidance is provided to runners for the rest of the week. Discounts are available to participants on race nutrition/hydration, gear, and more. Training group registration includes race entry. 

Important Race Day Information

Driving directions, course maps and MORE!!! Please read.  

Link to DNR Waivers: Adult and Minor. Please bring signed waiver to packet pick-up on race day! Bibs will not be given until DNR Waivers are received.

No refunds, transfers, or exchanges.