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One Stunning
The Trail Running Event of the
Coming back in

The race

Trail Running
in the heart of the city

Twisting and turning on single track trails, the Little Backyard Adventure Race celebrates Olympia’s recently preserved L.B.A. neighborhood forest park. The LBA Race is a hidden jewel of single track trails, inviting you to loop through the lush canopy of ferns, moss and forest. LBA is a great introduction to trail racing, with a course that will push even the strongest of runners.

The Little Backyard Adventure Race is a never before seen trail run in Olympia, with three distances from which to choose. Racing through every corner of the park, you can decide whether you want to run a 1 loop (4 miles), 3 loops (12 miles) or 5 loops (20 miles). Each loop has roughly 250ft of elevation gain, with challenging hills, technical trails and sections to fully stride through. Under the cover of trees and around the famous LBA woods, this course will continue to impress with each loop.

Visit Olympia

LBA Race is brought to you by Rock Candy Running. We are Olympia trail runners who love this city and its surrounding outdoor places. Inspiring people to get people outside to explore and bringing folks together is our mission.

We're working on meticulous COVID-19 protocols to keep runners and volunteers as safe as possible. Stay tuned for more announcements!


Interested in sponsoring the race?
Get in touch with Mathias Eichler.


1 Loop (4 miles/250ft. vert)

3 Loops (12 miles/750ft. vert)

5 Loops (20 miles/1,250ft. vert)