Ways to enjoy 215-miles of backcountry trails


We all find entertainment in different things. This is for those who would prefer to be on a mountain, by a river, in natural areas and open spaces, or just somewhere out in the sticks. I find an immense amount of enjoyment in the natural areas and open spaces within King County and fortunately for us there are…

Monday Motivation: Photos from the Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series


On Saturday, King County Parks set up an outreach booth at the Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series. The day was filled with inconsistent weather, mud splattered legs but an overwhelmingly positive energy. I am not a trail runner, nor have I ever been (I actually despise running) but after talking with so many passionate athletes,…

The 2016 Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series begins this weekend!


Saturday, May 14 marks the first race in the annual Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series. Since 2003, participants have raised over $155,000 for King County Parks. Way to go, runners! There are a total of five races throughout the summer and fall. Participants have the option to run one race or challenge themselves to complete…

Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series. You’ve Been Warned 2015


This last Saturday we kicked off the first of our Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series, pulled together by the amazing Seattle Running Club. Weather was perfect, so in classic NW fashion, everyone had a smile on…until they ran it off. So register up and come run your face off in a King County gem. Saturday, June 13, 2015. 8.2 &…

Nature’s gym is where you’ll find her


She doesn’t need a stationary machine to feed the energy that is spent up daily as a busy and focused mom; all she needs is a path of natural terrain that only can be found in nature’s gym. Lucky enough for Mom Trail Runner, she can find what her energy bank needs right here in…