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Get Lost Trail Race

The Okanogan Highlands Alliance hosted the 1st Annual Get Lost Trail Race at Lost Lake in the Okanogan Highlands! 

Runners gathered at Lost Lake in the Okanogan Highlands on Sunday, July 15, to participate in the first annual Get Lost! Trail Race event.  The event was a fundraiser for the Okanogan Highlands Alliance, a local environmental group, and offered half-marathon and 7-mile distances, in addition to a free 1k kid’s race.  Twenty-six runners participated in the adult distances, which included varied terrain and ascended Strawberry Mountain for a panoramic view of the highlands.

The women’s 7-mile winner, Stella Crutcher of Tonasket stated, “This was my first trail race, and the course was mentally and physically challenging to say the least. Whether it be the course’s 850-foot climb within the first 1.5 miles, or the mental challenge of completing the race.” 

The morning mountain run treated runners to cooler temperatures and wildflowers provided a serene backdrop to the challenging course. “The landscape was very beautiful and it encouraged me to keep on running.” Crutcher explained.  The men’s half-marathon winner, Jason Llewellyn of Chesaw, spoke highly of the race, stating, “Running the 1st annual Get Lost trail race was an awesome experience,” later adding, “The volunteers from OHA did an amazing job putting this all together. What an awesome organization to be a part of!”      


Men’s Half-Marathon
1st Jason Llewellyn, Chesaw
2nd Rob Crandall, Winthrop
3rd Brock Sutton, Tonasket

Women’s Half-Marathon
1st Claire Painter, Omak
Men’s 7-mile
1st Matt Mitchell, Seattle
2nd Carter Timm, Tonasket
3rd Benjamin Cross, Tonasket

Women’s 7-mile
1st Stella Crutcher, Tonasket
2nd Maureen Oscadal, Seattle 
3rd Leesa Cushman, Tonasket

Want to try the course on your own? 

trail race map

Note: The gain and loss is roughly 1250 feet per lap (see loop in above map). One lap is nearly 7 miles; two loops are roughly a half-marathon.

Directions to Lost Lake from Tonasket via Havillah:
  1. Take the Havillah road out of Tonasket as though driving to Havillah.
  2. At Havillah, turn right on West Lost Lake road and follow to Lost Lake.

Directions to Lost Lake from Tonasket via Bonaparte Lake:
  1. Take Hwy 20 eastbound from Tonasket heading toward Bonaparte Lake and Wauconda. Drive 20.24 miles.
  2. Turn left onto Bonaparte Lake road. Drive 5.58 miles.
  3. Drive past Bonaparte Lake and the Boy scout camp. Look for signage to Lost Lake and turn left.
  4. Follow to Lost Lake.

Directions to Lost Lake from Chesaw:
  1. Drive through the town of Chesaw and continue on Chesaw road as though going to Beaver Canyon and Toroda Creek road.
  2. At the Pine Chee wetland, turn right on Myers Creek road. 
  3. Continue to Lost Lake. Myers Creek road will turn into Forest Service road when you get closer to the lake.