SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD
CARPENTER CREEK WINERY
20376 E Hickox Rd, Mount Vernon
TRAIL-A-THON | 2:00 START
RUN, HIKE, or BIKE Trail Challenge
After the huge success of last year's Run/Hike Trail-A-Thon, we've raised the bar again - this time by including the Mountain Biking community and a $0 Entry Fee option that actually pays participants! Just like last year, everyone will start and finish from Carpenter Creek Winery on the south side of the mountain. All three groups - runners, hikers, bikers - will be on the mountain simultaneously, separated by staggered starts and different routes to help keep our runners, hikers, and bikers all safe. We expect most participants in the three events to complete their routes in approximately 90 minutes, getting them all back to the finish line at about the same time - to kick-off our Trail Mixer party! Click here for a printable Trail-A-Thon map.
TRAIL MIXER | 3:30 - 7:00
FINISH LINE CELEBRATION FEATURING
- LIVE MUSIC BY THE LITTLE MOUNTAIN BAND
- RAFFLE / PRIZES
- SILENT AUCTION
- FOOD BY SKAGIT RIVER BREWERY
- BEER & WINE SERVED BY CARPENTER CREEK WINERY
- MC’d by MIKE YEOMAN (AKA “MIKE in the MORNING”)
What better way could there be for Trail Heads & Parks Lovers to recover from their trail time than with live music, and some great food and refreshments?! We'll also be raffling off great prizes and holding a silent auction for wonderful treasures we've gathered from contributors all around the Skagit Valley and beyond.
Choose From Four Different Ways To Participate!
The Cause - Heart of the Park Trailhead Facility
The 2009 Little Mountain Park Master Plan includes adding several miles of trails to the park (now built thanks to over 15,000 MVPF volunteer hours) and a main parking and day use facility that we like to call the "Heart of the Park" (HOP).
For the past four years the Mount Vernon Park Foundation has been closely involved with the development of the HOP plan. MVPF has committed to raise and contribute $100,000 toward the estimated $1.1M budget for this project. MVPF's intention is to purchase of a vault restroom and also fund the design and construction of a state-of-the-art bicycle skills park tailored to beginning and intermediate riders of all ages. MVPF is committed to recruiting and coordinating the thousands of additional volunteer hours that will be needed to build the skills park. Our vision is of a place where mountain bikers can learn and hone their skills - as part of MVPF's mission to create and promote community spaces and activities that encourage active, healthy living.
Funding Campaign Progress: 70%
As of today, the studies are done, plans are drawn, and the construction permits applied for. Both the City and MVPF have most of the funds needed for this project at the ready and work on the HOP Project is set to begin by the summer of 2019. MVPF has also partnered with the City as a co-applicant for an RCO grant that has the potential to save Mount Vernon's tax payers up to $500,000, as well as, accelerate the completion of this ambitious project by 2-3 years.
Now is your chance to help turn the vision for this wonderful recreational resource into reality by simply running, hiking, riding, or just partying in support Little Mountain Park.
SIGN UP NOW - IT'S GOING TO BE A BLAST!
Presented by the Mount Vernon Parks Foundation, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation.