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Fort Ebey Kettles Trail Run
February 25, 2023
Run 5k, 10k, half marathon or marathon race distances at this breathtaking trail run. Enjoy scenic bluff-top trails with sweeping shoreline views and trails that swoop through densely forested kettle depressions in this scenic race.
Northwest Trail Runs events feature clearly-marked courses, well-stocked aid stations, friendly staff, and fun raffle and winner prizes given at the finish.
Fort Ebey State Park is a scenic destination in the middle of Whidbey Island. Originally acquired to protect Puget Sound from naval invasion, its stunning beachfront bluffs have commanding views onto the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Runners will line up at the Gun Battery picnic area, perfectly situated to take in the Olympic Mountains, which seem to rise abruptly out of the salt water.
The mostly rolling route winds through and among forested kettle depressions, seemingly created by a gigantic ice cream scoop, but actually formed by gigantic hunks of melting ice. Many of the trails flow gently along the rims of these depressions, with some sections featuring tighter twists and turns.