The "Evergreen Turtle Rockets" are a menagerie of enthusiastically gritty trail runners who enjoy each others' company in the most muddy/rooty/mountainous places of the PNW.
We are based in Kitsap County Washington, but run ALL OVER the place. We aren't a FORMAL club by any means, so if you're looking for clean-cut schedules, road running, "checking your pace during a run", or membership dues.....you might want to look elsewhere. But if you like living live by the seat of your pants, joining a last minute dirtbag/trailrunning weekend in the Olympics, FKTS, running thru puddles, getting dirty, and inappropriate jokes.....then this is your tribe.
Welcome to the circus, these ARE your monkeys.
In 2017, ETR hosted our very first trail race, the Dirty Turtle 25/50k, and 2020 will be its fourth year running. So, born out of a need for race insurance......ETRR, LLC was created.
Check out our race page or Facebook group for more information on us!
Come out and get dirty! We meet up at the Gold Creek Trailhead and typically carpool to the trail work site. There are usually extra tools available, but it helps if you bring your own gloves, eye protection, a work helmet if you have one, and some trail tools of your own (clippers, shovels, mattocks/macleods, etc)
Meet at the Gold Creek Trailhead @ 0900. (Green Mountain State Forest)
We will hike up a short way to our work site. Prepare to be shoveling a thick layer of pine needles / duff and logging debris off a new trail. Bring gloves, warm clothes, water, and a shovel/hoe/metal rake.