Austin Bogina won the Evergreen Mountain 15K on July 8, 2017, at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park in a blistering time of 1 hour and 39 seconds. Amy Friedman was the first woman to finish the challenging race to the top of Evergreen Mountain, in 1:18:02.
Ninety people competed in the race, which was the second event in the 2017 Evergreen Trail Racing Series, five races on challenging mountainous terrain in and around Evergreen put on by Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD). The race took participants past the Three Sisters and Brother rock formations and 1,000 feet up Evergreen Mountain (8,400 feet elevation) before sprinting down the mountain to the finish.
The Evergreen Mountain 15K was the second of five races in the 2017 Evergreen Trail Racing Series, a series of five events on mountainous terrain in and around Evergreen. Distances range from a 5K to an epic half-marathon (13.1 miles) to the top of Bergen Peak.
The next race is the Meyer's Ranch 5-Miler on Aug. 5 in Conifer. The other races in the Evergreen Trail Racing Series include:
- Meyer Ranch Park 5-Mile - Aug. 5
- Bergen Peak Half Marathon - Aug. 26
- Fall EverGold 10-Mile Run - Oct. 7
For more information or to register for other races, visit bit.ly/TrailRaces.
Photos by Marc Bergreen