Overall Rating
Overall Rating (9 Reviews)
4.4
(9 Ratings)(9 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4.7
SCENERY
4.9
PRODUCTION
4.3
SWAG
3.7
You will be hard pressed to find a race more beautiful than our Fidalgo Trail Run (or at least we think so)! This run takes place in Deception Pass State Park – the most-visited park in Washington – and weaves you through the forestlands, along the water and over the … MORE
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    ronijkauri FIRST-TIMER '21

    be careful with the route, well marked, but a lot of loops/turns/crossing to not miss. hills are in small increments, mostly runnable. some down hills are pretty technical. MORE

    be careful with the route, well marked, but a lot of loops/turns/crossing to not miss. hills are in small increments, mostly runnable. some down hills are pretty technical.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    This race was not easy, having just a tad bit of elevation - but the views and the course made up for every bit of it. Coming from Texas it … MORE

    This race was not easy, having just a tad bit of elevation – but the views and the course made up for every bit of it. Coming from Texas it was heaven for me. The race was well organized, the volunteers helpful and kind, and the runners were well taken care of. This will definitely be an annual race for me.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3
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    This course is hard but absolutely worth every second! The views are unmatched, the course winds around miles of bluff overlooking the sound and crosses over the Deception Pass four … MORE

    This course is hard but absolutely worth every second! The views are unmatched, the course winds around miles of bluff overlooking the sound and crosses over the Deception Pass four times for unmatched scenery. Most of the course is runnable and pleasant, all the elevation is done in short bursts and doesn’t drag on. As always, Evergreen’s race organization and production was top notch for an overall excellent race experience! Definitely recommend to anyone on the fence about this race!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4
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    wendygraves FIRST-TIMER '21

    Be prepared for technical running and scrambling! This is not a race (even the 5 miler) for runners not prepared for true trail running. For those looking for a lot … MORE

    Be prepared for technical running and scrambling! This is not a race (even the 5 miler) for runners not prepared for true trail running. For those looking for a lot of uphill and lots of challenges, this is your race. And you can’t beat the beauty of Deception Pass! Also, enjoyed the starting waves.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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    ashtyn.mott1 FIRST-TIMER '21

    I have always run for myself and have never participated in races before. I am now addicted! The course was technical with so much uphill and complicated intersections but it … MORE

    I have always run for myself and have never participated in races before. I am now addicted! The course was technical with so much uphill and complicated intersections but it was clear at all times which way to go. There was so much support and the aid stations were perfectly placed. I can’t wait to do it again. Thank you so much.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    jonmon FIRST-TIMER '21

    Views were spectacular, and I enjoyed the layout of the course, as well as the number of aid stations. Although the exact elevation gain was mentioned in the race specs, … MORE

    Views were spectacular, and I enjoyed the layout of the course, as well as the number of aid stations. Although the exact elevation gain was mentioned in the race specs, I wish the race description had placed a greater emphasis on the hills. This was my first marathon, so I didn’t really have any idea what 6000 ft of elevation would feel like over 26 miles (spoiler alert, it was a LOT!) All in all a great race, and I’d do it again- but next time I’d incorporate more hills into my training. Also, bring hiking poles!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3
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    toripyle6 FIRST-TIMER '21

    The race was one of the toughest I’ve done to date in terms of elevation gain/loss, but one of the most rewarding in terms of views/experience. I wish the swag … MORE

    The race was one of the toughest I’ve done to date in terms of elevation gain/loss, but one of the most rewarding in terms of views/experience. I wish the swag had been better (race specific shirt/medal), but the snacks were good.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3
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    hillsdc FIRST-TIMER '21

    This was one of the toughest races I’ve done. It was SO worth it! Some pretty steep portions, myself and a couple others definitely bit the dust a couple times. … MORE

    This was one of the toughest races I’ve done. It was SO worth it! Some pretty steep portions, myself and a couple others definitely bit the dust a couple times. I know a few got off course, the course route can be a little confusing.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4
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    ryanakiyama FIRST-TIMER '21

    Race organizers were brilliant with communication prior to day of race. Day of race all at start were lovely. Did not have sufficient marking and lack of volunteers at key … MORE

    Race organizers were brilliant with communication prior to day of race. Day of race all at start were lovely. Did not have sufficient marking and lack of volunteers at key junctures = too many runners skipped whole segments, too many took wrong turns. My wrong turn cost me 7+ minutes and burned too many matches. Others’ wrong turns out them ahead of much faster runners, to be passed in final 4-5 miles.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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