Fires Could Change Trail Running As We Know It

September 1, 2021

The fire danger for Grey Rocks Trail Race in Washington – among the dozens of other axed races in the state – came amid the historic heatwave in the Pacific Northwest. It created hot, dry conditions that could instantly trigger a catastrophe if dry brush or grass were to be met by the smallest ignition. That means people driving up to the starting line of the race could easily cause a fire on a narrow forest road – with no escape routes. Trail Runner