The Balanced Athlete has many sponsored races that we support throughout the year in the Greater Seattle area. We carefully select the races that we sponsor to ensure we recommend the best races to our customers, as well as races that support some really unique causes. Please take a look at the events below and have a great year of racing!
Bridle Trails Winter Running Festival – Kirkland – January 9, 2016 – Kick off the new year with 5M, 10M, 50K Solo or 50K relay.
Cougar Mountain Series – Newcastle – Multiple Distances/Dates – Winner Competitor Magazine Best of the Northwest for Trail Race – Our Owner Eric Sach is the Race Director
Northwest Trail Runs – Multiple events/dates – We are a series sponsor, run ’em all!
Arnie Young Invite @ Renton Stadium – HS Track Meet – April 4 – Buy tickets to support local track programs
Evergreen Trail Runs – Squak Mountain 12K, 1/2 Marathon, Marathon, 50K – Issaquah – April 11 – This forested park in the Pacific Northwest features miles of trails in wilderness solitude with glimpses of Issaquah below.
Evergreen Train Runs – Grand Ridge 5M, 1/2 Marathon, Marathon, 5K – Issaquah – May 2 – This park is a well-hidden jewel located just across I-90 from Tiger Mountain.
Spirit of Bellevue 12K/5K – Bellevue – May 31 – Just head north on 405 from Renton to the heart of Bellevue for a beautiful urban run.
Rock & Roll Marathon & Expo – Seattle – Expo June 11-12 & Race June 13
Bear Run 5K – Maple Valley – June 14 – Raises money for the Tahoma HS Cross-County team
Evergreen Trail Runs – Taylor Mountain 5M, 1/2 Marathon, Marathon, 50K – Issaquah – June 20 – Taylor Mountain is a trail runner’s paradise in the Pacific Northwest with beautiful singletrack trails, lush forest, streams, and views of Mt. Rainier!
White River 50M – Crystal Mountain – July 25 – The challenge, the view and the accomplishment are what sets the White River 50 apart from any other race!
Evergreen Trail Runs – Grand Ridge 5M, 1/2 Marathon, Marathon, 50K – Issaquah – August 1 – Return trip to Grand Ridge and improve on your May 2 times.
Cascade Crest 100M – Easton – August 22 – The Balanced Athlete is at the Tacoma Pass Aid Station
Crystal Sky Marathon – Crystal Mountain – September 15 – The most challenging, but most rewarding marathon you’ll ever run!
FARF Run 5k – Renton – September 26th https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/109354
Seattle Marathon & Expo – Seattle – Expo November 27-28 & Race November 29
K9 Candy Cane 5K – Renton – December 6 – Raise money to improve Renton’s dog walkers’ facilities