Overall Rating
Overall Rating (27 Reviews)
4.5
(27 Ratings)  (27 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.8
SCENERY
4.1
PRODUCTION
4.5
SWAG
3.7
Lord Hill Park has been a favorite early season trail run for many runners and is located in a regional country park nestled in Snohomish, Washington. With over 1,300 acres of wilderness, you could spend all day getting lost on miles of trails, but don’t worry, for this race we … MORE
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    ginger20snaps REPEAT RUNNER '24

    This was the first time for the shuttle from Monroe High School to the start. It is a great idea but only 1 small shuttle made for long wait times. … MORE

    This was the first time for the shuttle from Monroe High School to the start. It is a great idea but only 1 small shuttle made for long wait times. Possibly 1-2 shuttles next time to keep the rotation going at least for the start.
    The course was well marked!!
    The staff and volunteers are always amazing.

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    ryanmansfield FIRST-TIMER '24

    Felt like about 90% single track. If you trail run, this is a good one to "trail" run. I'd do it again. Awesome aid stations as well. The "hill" is … MORE

    Felt like about 90% single track. If you trail run, this is a good one to “trail” run. I’d do it again. Awesome aid stations as well. The “hill” is a grind the second time around, but other than that steep beast, this is all runable.

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    johnmalbert REPEAT RUNNER '24

    Great atmosphere and course. This was my second time running the ten mile race. Thanks to all the volunteers and folks who ran the show! Race video: 2024 Lord Hill … MORE

    Great atmosphere and course. This was my second time running the ten mile race. Thanks to all the volunteers and folks who ran the show!

    Race video:
    2024 Lord Hill Trail Race – A photo finish
    https://youtu.be/4KFsuiSHCwM

    Only advice I would have is get to the shuttle early or have someone drop you off. We got to the shuttle an hour early, and since only one shuttle was running we got to the starting line with only 4 minutes to check in and start running.

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    mmoranhodge FIRST-TIMER '24

    Killer hill to start but then lovely scenic trail that really just felt fun! Great race crew, everyone is so friendly, cute finishers magnet and a great cup of soup … MORE

    Killer hill to start but then lovely scenic trail that really just felt fun! Great race crew, everyone is so friendly, cute finishers magnet and a great cup of soup at the end.

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    lydiafenton REPEAT RUNNER '24

    The race is very challenging but so fun and beautiful. It was well marked and the volunteers and staff were very nice. Post race food was wonderful. Being cupless is … MORE

    The race is very challenging but so fun and beautiful. It was well marked and the volunteers and staff were very nice. Post race food was wonderful. Being cupless is annoying especially because they used cup for the soup. I didn’t bring anything to put water in because I just did the 5k so I wasn’t able to have anything to drink after the race.

    Also, there was only one shuttle. We were there over an hour early and waited 50 minutes for a shuttle before getting a ride with a spectator who was shuttling people in his car.
    After the race we decided it would be faster to walk the 2.5 miles back to our car rather than wait for the shuttle. And we were right.
    Overall, the race was a blast and I’ll do it again next year. I hope they have a better plan for shuttles next year.

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    aceason FIRST-TIMER '24

    This race is challenging as soon as you leave the gate with a hill to start and an even bigger hill around the corner. A great challenge and lots of … MORE

    This race is challenging as soon as you leave the gate with a hill to start and an even bigger hill around the corner. A great challenge and lots of laughing and swearing but it drops you into a gorgeous mossy forest with creeks, ponds, and all the muddy views. The course is very well marked so you won’t won’t get lost and one aid station in the middle of the loop with great snacks and enthusiastic volunteers. The finish has a great little magnet for you and the finish food was perfect with bananas and fruit, cookies, soup, and chips. While the shuttle was slow for pick up after, if you find a friend doing a longer distance and can wait, it’s easy to park at the high school down the road.

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    johnmalbert FIRST-TIMER '23

    I made a short video of the race - it was my first one so I wanted to commemorate it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTLHfmgpOBs The race was really fun. My friend and I … MORE

    I made a short video of the race – it was my first one so I wanted to commemorate it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTLHfmgpOBs

    The race was really fun. My friend and I did a practice run a few weeks prior, so I know that the last two miles would be mostly downhill and I could really push it. I’d love to run it next year!

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    VashonNick FIRST-TIMER '23

    - Ten mile loops, aid station about halfway - Starts at the same time as the 20 mile race = good companionship out on the course - A bit of … MORE

    – Ten mile loops, aid station about halfway
    – Starts at the same time as the 20 mile race = good companionship out on the course
    – A bit of overlap with slower 5k runners, not a huge issue, but was in a section that was difficult to pass
    – Wide first 1/2 mile, with a big climb = great to get situated before the trail narrows
    – Nice variety of terrain and scenery along the loop – did not feel repetitive
    – Good aid station supplies and volunteers
    – Didn’t know there was a finisher medal, didn’t get anything when I finished.
    – Tough time of year weather-wise, but you know that going into it — we lucked out in 2023 with no rain and freezing weather — so the mud was frozen!

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    Stillrunning REPEAT RUNNER '23

    We lucked out with the weather. The trails had dried up and there was just a little ice as we started. My race was a single ten mile loop through … MORE

    We lucked out with the weather. The trails had dried up and there was just a little ice as we started. My race was a single ten mile loop through beautiful moss covered forest, up steep trails and with rocks and roots that require attention and either light feet or a slower pace. I chose the slower pace to avoid falling and loved exchanging accolades with the speedy runners who were lapping me as they flew by on their second rounds. With other runners doing two or three laps I felt comfortable at my pace being able to hike or run without any pressure to make cutoff times.
    Loved the hot soup at the finish. Glad I had a big mug of coffee from home as there was none at the start.

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    KevinPaulHaskins REPEAT RUNNER '23

    I live about 10 minutes from the park so this is my regular training terrain. It is a great early-season race due to the altitude. The race is held in … MORE

    I live about 10 minutes from the park so this is my regular training terrain. It is a great early-season race due to the altitude. The race is held in February so the race terrain can vary considerably from year to year. But it is a fun course because you run mainly on single-track trails. It isn’t a fast course because the trails are rough, with many roots, rocks, mud, and streams to run through. The elevation gain, for the most part, is in small chunks. You start off the race climbing the biggest chunk of gain on Lord Hill, then you run rolling hill trails among bogs, small ponds, and streams. There is only minimal road running, mainly for just a few hundred meters to connect the next trail. Evergreen Trails does a nice job of running the event and it seems well-organized and supported. The park has a maze of trails so it would be VERY easy to get lost without well-marked trails. They mark the course well and I’ve never had a problem following the course. Overall I may be biased because this is in my back yard but I love this race.

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    DRTaylor REPEAT RUNNER '22

    After that big hill at the start the course is very run-able with rolling hills through the woods. Trail is mainly single track with a few areas on service roads. … MORE

    After that big hill at the start the course is very run-able with rolling hills through the woods. Trail is mainly single track with a few areas on service roads. A few stream to jump over, but weather was freezing and dry the week prior so the trail was not muddy as it had been in prior years. Very organized race and unique wooden “medal” at the finish line.

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    DarcyB FIRST-TIMER '21

    Lord Hill did not disappoint. Straight up out of the gate, then up some more and then up yet again. What goes up must come down, do you could really … MORE

    Lord Hill did not disappoint. Straight up out of the gate, then up some more and then up yet again. What goes up must come down, do you could really pick up time floating down the back half. It was muddy and slippery and so much fun. I mean who doesn’t love playing in the mud?

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    catwhipple FIRST-TIMER '21

    Lord Hill was my first trail run (and my second race). I was really impressed with the considerations with COVID precautions. The trail was very clearly marked, which was very … MORE

    Lord Hill was my first trail run (and my second race). I was really impressed with the considerations with COVID precautions. The trail was very clearly marked, which was very helpful! And the finisher awards were stunning! I’m looking forward to running more races with Evergreen Trails!!

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    DoubleTrouble REPEAT RUNNER '21

    The hills were no joke, but it was a thrill when I realized I surivived it! I appreciated how well the course was marked. Snacks at the finish line were … MORE

    The hills were no joke, but it was a thrill when I realized I surivived it! I appreciated how well the course was marked. Snacks at the finish line were were delicious & there was a wide variety to meet everyone’s taste. Love the medallion I got at the finish line, looks great on my medal shelf.

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    lkucera FIRST-TIMER '21

    Super great experience for my first trail race. The course was very well marked and had no issues with navigating. Pretty muddy in parts but the weather held out for … MORE

    Super great experience for my first trail race. The course was very well marked and had no issues with navigating. Pretty muddy in parts but the weather held out for a very pleasant morning. Race crews did a great job orchestrating a safe and fun race

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    deyannessa FIRST-TIMER '21

    This was my first in-person race since Covid and I think it was great, all things considered. The wave starts gave plenty of space between runners. The course is pretty … MORE

    This was my first in-person race since Covid and I think it was great, all things considered. The wave starts gave plenty of space between runners. The course is pretty challenging with a giant hill right at the start which you get the pleasure of repeating twice in the 20 mile or 3 times in the 50k! There are pretty areas of mossy trees but you are mostly just in the woods/on bike trails. I did get boxed in by some mountain bikers for one stretch which was kind of annoying. But overall it was a great race and I’m glad I did it.

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    acctgtchr FIRST-TIMER '21

    This is a great trail with plenty of hills and thrills, especially for a beginner like me. The mud puddles increased the challenge and made me very glad I wore … MORE

    This is a great trail with plenty of hills and thrills, especially for a beginner like me. The mud puddles increased the challenge and made me very glad I wore my best trail runners. I may have weeble and wobbled at times, but I did not fall down! The support crew was awesome! So encouraging and great on explaining the basics to this beginner. Already looking forward to attacking this trail again next year.

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    jessie999999 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Great race organizers with great swag and treats at the finish line. Run starts on the hill, its a little challenging but one you finish that its all downhill and … MORE

    Great race organizers with great swag and treats at the finish line. Run starts on the hill, its a little challenging but one you finish that its all downhill and goes quick. Wonderful race.

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    pfer1977 FIRST-TIMER '21

    This course offered such a great challenge form the immediate hill climb to the winding trails through the mature PNW forest. The set up and marking of the course were … MORE

    This course offered such a great challenge form the immediate hill climb to the winding trails through the mature PNW forest. The set up and marking of the course were perfect as there were no confusion on which way to turn. There was some mud, but it’s February in the PNW so it is to be expected. Plus, the mud added some fun technical movements to the run! I’ll definitely attempt to improve my time next year!

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    grace REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Don't let the first LORD of a hill deter you. This course is a rolling beauty of single track, serenity, and joy. Aid stations were well-placed for a 50K especially … MORE

    Don’t let the first LORD of a hill deter you. This course is a rolling beauty of single track, serenity, and joy. Aid stations were well-placed for a 50K especially – hitting at just the right time for refuel/hydration. Course was so well marked – and I’ve gotten lost out here before, very easily. Minimal out-and-back sections, and interior enough to the park that we weren’t fighting other humans/dogs/bikes/horses for space. Snacks at aid stations and the finish were on POINT – shout out to cup o’noodles and pop tarts – and the swag (beautiful hand-made wooden coasters) were just perfect to show off to friends and family. Definitely a do-again!

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