Run For Shoes 50k / 100k FKT


May 16, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Run For Shoes 50k / 100k FKT

Coal Creek Parkway SE

Factoria WA, 98006


Entry Fee $55
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $65
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 100K
  • 50K

Type: Mountain

Participant Limit: 150

Course Map: Download Map

Starting Elevation: 189

High Point: 2990

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 2020

Men's Record: 5:52:34 Zachary Szablewski

Women's Record: 8:56:48 Virginia Reinert


Run the official 50k / 100k FKT course during May 16 – May 30, 2022 and enjoy the great Issaquah Alps while supporting the Run For Shoes mission to eliminate barriers for underserved youth to develop a healthy lifestyle.

$20 from each race registration goes to the Run For Shoes youth running program!

Official FKT Race

The Run For Shoes 50k and 100k FKT race was a dream of our founder, Scott. He loved to run the Issaquah Alps area and wanted to develop a race that traverses the three mountain areas, Cougar Mountain, Squak Mountain and Tiger Mountain and he calls it the Issaquah Alps Traverse. It is a course that is difficult to receive permits to run a one-day event and therefore it was decided to present this event as a virtual race. This is an opportunity to challenge yourself in the way a top trail runner attempts new FKT records. It’s you, the elements and a very challenging course. Choose your time of day, date, course support and go out and run your own personal FKT.

With over 8,400 vertical feet gain for the 50k and 15,900 feet for the 100k the traverse of these three mountains can give any ultra marathon runner a challenge. These are the trails and mountains that many national and world class trail runners train on daily. You’ll find technical trails that have gut busting climbs, with long quad burning downhills and this is the only event that encompasses all three Issaquah Alps mountain areas of Cougar, Squak and Tiger Mountains. Runners will hit the high point of each mountain area and the views can be spectacular on a clear day. Holding the virtual race in late Spring will give participants many water sources and views of a few waterfalls including the Coal Creek Falls.

This event will become one of the Vert Running Series races for 2023.

Attention: The 50k is limited to 150 participants and 100k has limit of 50.


Race event photo
Race event photo
Race event photo


Past Event Dates

Held on May 16, 2022

Held on May 29, 2021

Held on Sep 01, 2020

Event Results

View 2020 Results