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NWC’s Heart of a Trapper Trail Run & Hike returns Aug. 25

Posted by: NWC News Desk — July 20, 2018

Northwest College’s second annual Heart of a Trapper Trail Run and Hike at Heart Mountain is returning to Powell Saturday morning, Aug. 25.

Hosted by the NWC Trapper Booster Club in partnership with the Nature Conservancy and with primary sponsorship from Sunlight Sports, outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to ascend Heart Mountain either by casual hiking, running or a combination of both.

Participants have three options for the Saturday activities.

  • 5K run starting at 7:30 a.m. 
  • Eight-mile hike starting at 8 a.m.
  • Half-marathon starting at 6:30 a.m.

As racers arrive to the base of the mountain, located at 1357 Road 22, a parking attendant will direct individuals to the start of the race. Because parking is limited, carpooling is encouraged.

Half-marathon and eight-mile hike participants will summit Heart Mountain, while those in the 5K run will not.

Water will be provided at different stations along the trail; however, this race is a cup-free event, so participants should bring their own water bottle. Racers also receive a T-shirt and swag bag. A barbecue with music is scheduled to follow the race.

Fees are $35 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under, $10 for NWC students and $100 for a family.

Preregistration and other details are available at http://www.nwc.edu/heartPacket pick up will take place at the Paint the Town Red event from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, in downtown Powell.

The Trapper Booster Club is excited to host the Heart of a Trapper trail run and hike in its second year,” Andy Nelson, Trapper Booster Club president, said. “Whether you're looking for a race against yourself or weekend family fun, choose the distance that’s best for you and then kick back and enjoy a barbecue following the event.

For more details about Paint the Town Red, visit http://nwc.edu/red.

To stay abreast of all Northwest College events, visit the calendar at https://nwc.edu/events/.