For those interested and in the Olympia area, we will have a trail work party in conjunction with the Friends of Capitol Forest (FOCF) on Saturday April 5th to work on the Capitol Peak course. We will meet at 8:30am at the Haggens/Starbucks in west Olympia (at jct of Cooper Pt and Black Lake Blvd). Bring work clothes/boots/raingear and some food to snack on. There will be food before and after the trail work. This trail work is a perfect opportunity for those in Cascade Crest or other 100 milers needing their volunteer hours! As always, Capitol Peak Ultras are donating proceeds to FOCF!
For those that haven't signed up for Capitol Peak 50 mile/55km, the fee goes up after April 1st (midnight - March 31 eve). If you want a Patagonia race tshirt, you also need to register by April 1st.
We also want to acknowledge that MJR Development is providing a considerable donation towards the Friends of Capitol Forest.
MJR Development is a Kirkland based company with a local partner, Mark Lahaie, who is a long time Thurston County resident. Mark was introduced to the trail running community in early 2013 and now enjoys running and racing in Capitol Forest. MJR Development recently acquired a number of vacant properties in Lacey's Woodland District and is working closely with Lacey to improve the District. The goal is to create a pedestrian-friendly urban environment in which employment, education, shopping, restaurants, and housing are all within a walkable distance.
In addition, this year we will celebrate the 10th anniversary for the 50 miler and are working on a special commemorative bandanna for all who participate or volunteer. Stay tuned for more race day detail and other updates.
Thanks for all your interest and support of Capitol Peak Ultras!
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