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Run for Shoes Virtual Race

May 29, 2021 - June 13, 2021


Run the official 50k / 100k time trial course and enjoy the great Issquah Alps while supporting Run For Shoes mission to eliminate barriers for underserved youth to develop a healthy lifestyle.

$20 from each race registration goes to the Run For Shoes youth running program and we want to give back to an organization that continues to take action on keeping the trails and surrounding area available to us, $5 will go to the Issaquah Alps Trail Club.

Official time trial race

The Run For Shoes 50k and 100k race was a dream of our founder, Scott. He loved to run the Issaquah Alps area and wanted to develop a race that traverses the three mountain areas, Cougar Mountain, Squak Mountain and Tiger Mountain and he calls it the Issaquah Alps Traverse. It is a course that is difficult to receive permits to run a one day event and therefore it was decided to present this event as an virtual race.

With over 8,400 vertical feet gain for the 50k and 15,900 feet for the 100k this traverse of these three mountains can give any ultra marathon runner a challenge. Runners will hit the high point of each mountain area and the views can be spectacular on a clear day. Holding the virtual race in late Spring will also give participants many water sources and views of a few waterfalls including the Coal Creek Falls.


May 29, 2021
June 13, 2021