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Paint the Town Red: Heart of a Trapper Trail Run and Hike set Saturday, Aug. 26

Posted August 7, 2017
By NWC News Desk

The Heart of a Trapper Trail Run and Hike at Heart Mountain on Saturday morning, Aug. 26, wraps up Northwest College’s Paint the Town Red activities.

Hosted by the NWC Trapper Booster Club in partnership with the Nature Conservancy and with primary sponsorship from Sunlight Sports and Chacos, outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to ascend Heart Mountain either by casual hiking or, for the seriously physically fit, by running ... or a combination of both, according to Andy Nelson, Trapper Booster Club president.

Participants have two options for the Saturday activities.

  • 10K run starting at 8 a.m.
  • Eight-mile hike starting at 8 a.m.

Starting point for both activities is the Nature Conservancy’s Heart Mountain Ranch at the base of the mountain. Hiking participants will summit Heart Mountain, while those in the 10K run will not.

Water will be provided at different stations along the trail, but this is a cup-free event, so participants should bring their own water bottle. A sack lunch is provided after the run/hike. Participants also receive a t-shirt and swag bag.

Fees are $35 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under, $10 for NWC students and $100 for a family.

“Whether you’re looking for a fun family challenge or a race for yourself, the Trapper Booster Club hopes you’ll join Saturday’s activities,” Nelson said. “Heart Mountain offers great scenery and inspiring views.”

Preregistration and other details are available at (search “Heart of a Trapper”). Interested persons can also register in person at the Paint the Town Red event from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, in downtown Powell. Participants’ packets will be available there as well.

Paint the Town Red activities started with Powell Economic Partnership strategic planning discussions that called for more of a “college town” feel in Powell, according to NWC President Stefani Hicswa.

Food trucks, live entertainment, a free concert, a Poker Run, downtown window painting and other Paint the Town Red activities are planned Friday, Aug. 25. Details are available at Updates can be followed on NWC’s Facebook page at

Paint the Town Red: Heart of a Trapper Trail Run and Hike set Saturday, Aug. 26