WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley Trail Run Series wrapped up June 22 with the Bavarian Battle 10-Mile and 8K Trail Runs at the Leavenworth Ski Hill. Other races in the RunWenatchee-organized series include the May 10 Horse Lake Half-Marathon and 5-Mile Trail Runs in the Wenatchee Foothills and the June 8 Red Devil Challenge 25K and 10K Trail Runs near Cashmere.
Series points championships were won by Leavenworth’s Marlene Farrell in the women’s long-course division; Peter Harrison of Seattle in the men’s long-course division; Moses Lake’s Alice Burck in the women’s short-course division; and Matt Murphy of Wenatchee in the men’s short-course division. For complete standings, see below.
Farrell and Harrison, winners of the two long-course divisions, received $200 each, with second-place finishers in the division collecting $100 each and third-place finishers going home with $50 each. In the short-course division, Burck and Murphy received $100 each, while runner-ups in the division collected $50 each and third-place finishers netted $25 each.
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By Steve Maher
LEAVENWORTH — Alice Burck was grateful for the inaugural Wenatchee Valley Trail Run Series.
Sure, the Moses Lake resident enjoyed winning two of the races and coming out on top of the women’s short course points standings.
But the real reason for her thankfulness?
“After I gave birth to my (now 8-month-old daughter), the series helped me get back into shape,” said Burck, a New Zealand native who ran track in college at Concordia University in Portland. Read More