Part of the Outrace series, the Seaton Soaker trail race features distances of 15K, 25K, and 50K; this year they also added a two-person 12K relay option. I ran the 25K event, and I am so glad I chose the Seaton Soaker as my first trail race!
From start to finish, the event was impeccably planned and organized. The kit pickup and start/finish area is set up at a local high school, which provides access to clean washrooms, showers, and shelter in case of inclement weather. There is ample free parking, and the location is very easy to travel to.
The trail system itself is lovely, consisting of mostly single track trails along a meandering river. There are several well stocked aid stations with great selections of foods and beverages, and so many exuberant volunteers giving high fives and cheers.
At the finish line I was handed a bottle of water and a “buff” showcasing parts of the race route, which was a fun change from a regular medal. The race kits were full of treats, and the t-shirts were gender-specific technical t-shirts featuring the race name and logo on the front, and sponsor logos on the back.
Post race, we enjoyed music, pizza, cookies and samosas.
I highly recommend the Seaton Soaker and I look forward to next year’s event!