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All 5K runners will receive a technical running shirt or running cap and a burrito breakfast (must register by April 18 for a shirt). The breakfast will be served from 8:00 AM until about 10:30 AM.  In addition, during online registration only, you will be able to purchase discounted vouchers for $12 ($15 at door) for the Saturday Taco Feast community dinner.  See the Event Details page for more information.

Race Map
Course Description

Note that the course will be marked with yellow ribbons and pin flags.

The 5K race starts at and ends at the Pine Trailhead, proceeding in a counterclockwise loop.

The 5K race starts and ends at the Pine Trailhead.  After a short connector trail, the course follows the old Highline trail up hill.  At about .7 miles it joins the newer section of the Highline trail.  At 1 mile, the course continues straight onto the Pineview trail, following it counterclockwise to the Pine Canyon trail junction, which is about 2.3 miles from the start.  There will be an aid station with liquid refreshments at this junction.  The course follows the Pine Canyon trail back towards the Pine Trailhead, joining the Highline trail for the final .2-mile descent to the finish line.

You will start at 5380 feet elevation and climb almost continuously to 5860 feet to the course peak at 1.35 miles (6.7% average grade).  At this point you will be on the Pineview trail and afforded beautiful views of the valley and surrounding forest. You will then descend for the next 1.2 miles to 5480 feet (-5% average grade).  At this point you will be at the bottom of a small canyon on the Pine Canyon trail.  You will then ascend about 50 feet on some switchbacks for about .25 miles before descending the final .4 miles back to the Pine Trailhead.  The total course length is 3.26 miles (5.25km).

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Getting to the Start

Free parking is off Hwy 87, about a half mile south of the Pine Trailhead (0.1 miles north of mile marker 266 – look for the event signs.) All runners will be bused from the parking area to the Pine Trailhead. Please do not try to park at the Pine Trailhead. There will be a gear drop at the starting line.  Attach to your bag the tag with your bib number on it that you will receive when you check-in.  There will also be bags available at the registration desk.

After you finish, there will be transportation available to take you to our barn, where the burrito breakfast will be served and awards presented.

  • Friday May 3rd
    • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Late registration & packet pickup, PSFR Barn, Pine (3180 N. Old County Rd. in Pine – see barn icon on map above)
  • Race Day – Saturday, May 4th
    • 5:30 AM – 7:00 AM: Parking, late registration & packet pickup, parking area (Hwy 87, just N. of mile marker 266 – watch for event signs)
    • 6:45 AM: Mandatory prerace brief, near registration at parking area
    • 7:00 AM: Start loading buses
    • 7:30 AM: First wave start, Pine Trailhead
    • 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Bus transportation available between parking area, the barn & Pine Trailhead
    • 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Burrito breakfast
    • 9:00 AM: 5K award presentation & door prize drawing, the barn
    • 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Taco Feast community dinner, PSFR Barn (see Event Details page)
  • Medals for all finishers
  • Medals for top 3 finishers in 6-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 & 70+ age groups
  • Plaque for top female and male overall finishers
  • Plaque for top overall age-graded winner
  • Door prize drawings for various items, including items handcrafted by our volunteers. Your bib is your entry number.  Must be present to win.

Participation in the Pine Trail Run 5K is open to runners 6 years of age and older. The 5K race will have a 100 runner limit. All participants must cross the finish line in 3.5 hours.

  • Register by December 31, 2023: $55
  • Register by February 29, 2024: $60
  • Register by May 2, 2024:  $65
  • Register onsite Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4: $70

You must register by April 21, 2024 to be guaranteed a shirt.


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