Hello fellow runners, volunteers, and supporters. We are so grateful and excited to start bringing back the races that we were forced to cancel in 2020. I do not need to tell you what an uncommonly challenging and wildly unpredictable year it was. Now onward to 2021 with love, hope, and hills!!!
...and for starters:
Wonderland Running will be hosting their first in-person race in almost one and a half years!! Wonderland Running is thrilled, honored, and humbled to announce the Dark Divide 100 Miler!! This event will take place Friday, August 6 and Saturday, August 7, starting and finishing at the Cispus Learning Center near Randle, WA. Registration for the 100 Miler is now open on Ultrasignup, with the 50K and 17 Mile Fun Run opening later this week!
Here is where we are so far with our events:
Dark Divide 100 Miler – Friday, August 6 through Saturday, August 7
Dark Divide 50K and 17 Mile Fun Run Miler - Sunday, August 8
Coyote Wall 55K - Saturday, October 30
Coyote Wall 25K - Sunday, October 31
Wandering Idiot Festival of Hills (6 Hour, 12 Hour, 24 Hour) - Postponed until Spring 2022 (Dates to be determined)
Coyote Wall Sort of Virtual Trail Races (25K & 50K) - took place February 4 through March 31 (Results now posted!)
With vaccines now being widely distributed, we are all hoping for a “normal” racing year of community and camaraderie. We will be following COVID-mitigated race plans and protocols as well as reducing registration caps until it is safe, feasible, and ethical to do otherwise.
While I have been through great difficulties this last year, I am keenly aware of my privilege, and of those whose burdens were much greater than mine. Stay safe, wear a mask, and please remember to be kind. Here’s to a hopeful 2021.
These races take place upon the ancestral lands of the Nomlaki, Patwin, Cowlitz, Klickitat, and Yakama peoples, who lived on and cared for these lands for thousands of years. We acknowledge the taking of their lands and the forced erasure of their way of life. We support their right to fully return their voice to decision-making and the management of these lands.
Be present; be grateful; live freely; love fully; take nothing for granted.
~Sean Harrasser, Wonderland Running