Let's team up and set some FKTs.
Calling women in to claim space on the trails
Have you seen how many more men have set Fastest Known Times (FKTs) than women? SPOILER: IT'S A LOT.
In 2021, only a third of the FKTs set in the PNW were by women. Of 353 routes established in Oregon and Washington, only 41% have women’s times.
LET'S TAKE ACTION AND SHAKE THINGS UP.
Let's make 2022 the year that the women set a majority of the FKTs and flip those gendered statistics. This will take a lot of us stepping up to set some times. Marta Fisher has compiled a list of over 100 FKTs in the Pacific Northwest that are ready to run and is pulling together a team of people who identify as women aiming for and setting FKTs.
A first FKT is a starting point, you don't need to be crazy fast. Similarly, it's great if you're game for something technical and challenging, but many routes are under 40 miles, with plenty in the 10-20 mile range.
In addition to setting pioneering times #womenwhoFKT drive shuttles, pace, coach, cheer and bring snacks. If you don't personally want to set an FKT, join us in supporting other women who do. Your talents are needed and we want to hear from you.