Join us for a Halloween-themed community day at Bridle Trails State Park, with festivities the whole family will enjoy. Kick-off the day with the Trick or Trot 5K, running on beautiful forested trails around the park. Bridle Trails is a local haven for walking, running, and horseback riding, with more than 30 miles of groomed dirt trails underneath a canopy of lush PNW evergreens. During October, the fall colors will be on full display!
The course follows well-maintained trails with rolling hills and a few rocks and roots, but there are no technical singletrack trails or steep climbs. All-in-all, these trails are an absolute blast to run on, whether you are looking to set a PR or just enjoy the scenery!
The run will be COVID-safe, featuring individual starts (all chip-timed), outdoor event areas, and social distancing practices in place following all current local regulations.
Bring the whole family along for a FREE kids 1K Scavenger Hunt. Please register HERE (link to Eventbrite page) to ensure enough treats for all participating ghosts and goblins. Costumes are encouraged. A State Parks Interpretive Specialist will be on hand with owl specimens and pellets for dissection and discussion.
Horses (large and small) will make an appearance for a themed photo booth along with Halloween snacks and treats for all!
Event details and schedule
7:30AM Day of event registration & number pick-up opens
8:00AM-10:00AM Individual start window open for the 5K*
9:00AM-1:00PM Kid's scavenger hunt, owl specimens & activities, photo booth with a horse & treats
12:00PM 5K course closes
1:30PM Kid's scavenger hunt course closes
The 5K is chip-timed with individual starts, so you can arrive and choose to start the run any time between 8-10AM. Pick up your bib at the start line area and begin your race as soon as you are ready! We will have snacks and goodie bags at the finish.
You will need a Discover Pass to park in the parking lot. They can be purchased at local retailers like REI, as well as online from WA state parks (Discover Pass, WA - Official Website | Official Website).
COVID Safety measures:
Outdoor endurance events remain one of the safest and most health-promoting things you can do during the still ongoing pandemic. We would still like you and everyone attending our event to take common-sense precautions to minimize the risks:
- Avoid remaining in close proximity to others (where you are face-to-face or breathing the same air) for prolonged periods, especially in still air or enclosed spaces.
- Be conscious of hand hygiene, including washing or sanitizing frequently and avoiding touching your eyes with dirty hands.
- Stay home if you have cold- or flu-like symptoms or a new loss of your sense of taste or smell that could be COVID-19.
For any additional requirements, we will be following WA state park guidance, laid out and updated daily at the following link: Current COVID-19 guidance in King County - King County
Thank you for joining us and we look forward to an exciting and healthy Halloween in the park!