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Additional race information can be found at https://www.sequoiaparksconservancy.org/runningwild.html.
Join us for a virtual race through one of the most iconic trails of the Southern Sierra Nevada – Rae Lakes Loop in Kings Canyon National Park! The loop is 41.4 miles long and climbs from 5,035' at the trailhead to 11,978' at Glen Pass.
Along the way, you will earn milestone badges for major stops along the loop. There will be plenty of challenges to test you too, but don't worry – we will be here to motivate you until you cross the finish line!
All participants will receive a digital race bib. The race platform features include a live map that tracks your progress, a challenger's leaderboard, and a digital finisher's certificate with your stats. And for the winners, we’re putting together some amazing prize packages! Stay tuned for more details soon!
We've got some awesome racewear this year so that you can Run Wild in style: SHOP RACEWEAR NOW!
You will be able to see your progress along the route as you enter your mileage! Our live map tracking feature will even allow you to see where your fellow challengers are on the map compared to you - now that's some motivation!
Take advantage of early registration May 1 - June 30, and when November rolls around, you will have the whole month to complete whatever challenge you choose. Will you play it safe and choose one lap (41.4 miles)? Or maybe you’re up for something bigger – five laps or ten?! Choose to walk/hike, run, or cycle your way to the finish line. Want to race with your friends and make a bigger impact? Create or join a team and work together to reach even higher.
Join the one-lap challenge and just complete 10.35 miles per week (1.5 miles per day)! Or challenge yourself to something more - just be sure to pace yourself. All of your progress is easily entered and updated with our tracking tools.
The mission of Sequoia Parks Conservancy is to fund and enable projects and programs that protect, preserve, and provide access to the natural and cultural resources of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Last year, our wild runners raised over $30,000. This year we are out to raise $50,000, so spread the word and let’s Run Wild!
Everyone is eligible to race and create a fundraiser, but the following are ineligible to win prizes:
Founded in 1940, the mission of Sequoia Parks Conservancy is to protect, preserve, and provide access to the natural and cultural resources of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National parks. The Conservancy delivers enriching and fulfilling visitor experiences, establishes a continuous and growing funding stream, provides enhanced educational experiences, and engages public lands advocates. Since its inception, the Conservancy has provided millions in in-kind and cash aid to both parks.
Sequoia Parks Conservancy is the official nonprofit partner of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks which sees more than two million visitors per year. SPC’s efforts have been critical in the conservation of wild, beautiful landscapes for the enjoyment and inspiration of generations of visitors. Priority projects for SPC include raising funds for sequoia conservation, education and outreach, trails and accessibility, wildlife management, resource management and science and search and rescue.
SPC works hand-in-hand with the National Park Service to establish priority fundraising objectives. We also operate the visitor center stores throughout Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. We proudly operate Crystal Cave which hosts over 60,000 visitors each summer, offer interpretive programs through SPC Adventures and host park-wide events like the Dark Sky Festival.
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