The Tour de Bloom Omnium is a two-day cycling event being held May 2-3, 2015, in the greater Wenatchee area. Organized by the Wenatchee Valley Velo Club, Tour de Bloom features a hill climb from Squilchuck State Park to the Mission Ridge Ski Area on Saturday morning, a criterium in historic downtown Wenatchee on Saturday afternoon and evening, and a road race among the rolling wheat fields near Waterville in adjacent Douglas County on Sunday. The event is USA Cycling-certified and run under USA Cycling permit 2015-440. Tour de Bloom is held during Wenatchee’s famous Apple Blossom Festival.
The Horse Lake Half-Marathon and 5-Mile trail runs are held on the 1,700-acre Horse Lake Reserve, located in the Wenatchee Foothills near the city of Wenatchee and owned by the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust. The reserve is known for its wildflowers and other plant life and stunning views of the North Cascades and the Wenatchee River and Columbia River valleys. This third-annual trail run event is again a fundraiser for the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust. Proceeds will be go directly to trail construction and maintenance at the Horse Lake Reserve. More Info
Showcasing the best recent independent short films with a focus on outdoor pursuits and the natural world. This year’s festival features top films in each category and is followed by an awards ceremony. See these great films, local art and intermission performances while enjoying your beaverage of choice. More Info
The fifth-annual Red Devil Challenge 25K and 10K Trail Runs in the Wenatchee National Forest south of Cashmere. The event is held on single-track, well-maintained trails along the east slopes of the Cascades. The 25K — a loop with the start and finish at Sandcreek Trailhead — is very challenging with about 3,000 feet of elevation gain. The 10K, which also starts and ends at the Sandcreek Trailhead, has an elevation gain of 1,000 feet. More Info
This is a point-to-point course that takes runners from the south shore of Lake Chelan to the north shore and the town of Manson. Runners are transported from Manson (North Shore Bible Church parking lot) to the start line by bus shuttle. The finish area at Manson is located about a half-mile from where the bus shuttles leave from. The event is a USA Track & Field certified race and is a Boston Marathon qualifier. It will again be one of the last Boston qualifiers in the Pacific Northwest. More Info
A stunningly beautiful course in the scenic town of Leavenworth. Marathoners will start near the renown Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area. Runners will run a loop through the Icicle Canyon the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth through wooded riverfront trails. Mixed surface of asphalt and dirt trails. Surrounded by impressive mountains, you'll likely see salmon spawning in the Wenatchee River and Icicle Creek. More Info
The Oktoberfest Pumpkin Trail Runs (10-mile, 8K and 2K kids race) are held on Wenatchee National Forest lands just a few miles from Leavenworth and its Bavarian Village. The trail runs start and finish adjacent to the historic Leavenworth Ski Hill Lodge (built in 1936 by the CCC) and incorporate single-track trails and dirt roads, some of which head into new terrain recently opened up in the Freund Canyon area. The terrain is rolling and features views of the Cascade Mountains and the Icicle Creek area.