Saturday, June 22, 2019 • Issaquah, WA • Course Map
As they’re cresting the hills of this 1,822-acre forest that lies just over a half-hour’s drive from downtown Seattle, which is filled with wooded forests, wetland areas and wide-open meadows filled with wildflowers, runners get to set their sights on the park’s panoramic views of Mount Rainier, whose dramatic, rocky peak lies just over 60 miles to the south.
Organized by 4th Dimension Racing, a locally based running and race management company, as part of its Evergreen Trail Runs series — which also includes half marathon races in Lake Sammamish and Grand Ridge nearby — the Taylor Mountain races make their 6th annual running in the early summer, with a full marathon, half marathon, 5-mile race and a 50K for those up for the challenge.
Runners will follow an out-and-back course for each of the four races, which start and finish at the Taylor Mountain trailhead, which lies just off Interstate 90 near Hobart, south of West Tiger Mountain.
From there, runners head out into the hills of Taylor Mountain Forest, whose 10 miles of trails are a frequent destination for runners, walkers, hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders from around the Seattle and northwest Washington area.
The longer distance race is the first to start, with an 8:00 AM starting time for the full, 26.2-mile marathon. Those running in the half marathon will start at 9:00 AM, and the course closing time is set for 5:00 PM.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in northwestern Washington state, just over 25 miles southeast of Seattle, Hobart typically sees mild to moderately warm weather in June, a month that has brought record temperatures as low as 31 degrees (in 1933) and as high as 101 degrees (in 1942).
On race day (June 22), the average low is 48ºF and the average high is 71ºF.
- 2018 Taylor Mountain Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Taylor Mountain Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Taylor Mountain Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Taylor Mountain Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Taylor Mountain Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Taylor Mountain Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Taylor Mountain Half Marathon Results
- 8:00 AM – full marathon
- 9:00 AM – half marathon
- $55 – $65 for the half marathon
- $70 – $80 for the full marathon
To reserve your spot in the 2019 running of Issaquah’s Taylor Mountain Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, 5-mile or 50K race, register online at RunSignUp.com here.
Official Race Website
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