Part of a summer-long series of running events designed to raise funds
for the Bellevue area's Kings County Parks system, the Vasque Cougar
Mountain Trail Running Series consists of a 5-mile, 7.5-mile, 10-mile
and 13-mile races, with one event per month starting in May and winding
up in August.
The half marathon portion of the series takes place in
August, starting at the Sky Country Trailhead in the Cougar Mountain
Regional Wildland Park, located just to the south of Bellevue.
The course for the half is a loop course through 13 miles of the park,
with numerous hills and sometimes steep changes in elevation, along
with challenging terrain. Runners are urged to remain on the designated
trails throughout the entire race, as the historical mining areas
scattered throughout the park can present safety hazards if you stray
off the trails.
Weather & Climate
Dry, moderately warm weather is the norm in the Bellevue area in the
late summer months, as temperatures average between 57°F and
76°F in August. Rainfall is scarce (August is tied for the
city's driest month of the year) with just under an inch of
precipitation on average during the month.
To reserve your spot in the summer 2011 running of the 13.1-mile race
in the Cougar Mountain Trail Running series, please visit the race website shown below.
Your Race Story
Ever run in Bellevue's annual Cougar Mountain Trail Running Series Half
your impressions and read fellow runners' stories
and tips for the event.