A number of great organizers put on fantastic off-road events in Oregon and throughout the Pacific Northwest, but there wasn't a single spot where runners could find them all. Until now! This blog was created in order to provide a list of trail running events to runners in Oregon.
Races are categorized by type: trail, scramble, mountain and ultra. In my mind, a trail run is a race held on established trails. A scramble is a race over open country, with minimal established trails, or with significant obstacles. A mountain run is a race with significant elevation change. And an ultra is a race longer than 26.2 miles.
There are other categories, as well. Cross-country is a team sport held on golf courses and the like. Races are typically high school or collegiate athletic events. There are also snowshoe races, orienteering events, hashes, etc. I may or may not include these, but only if they are open to everyone.
This calendar is a work in progress. Please share your favorite events with me.
|07/10/10||Siskiyou Out Back 50K||Ultra||50k||Mt Ashland|
|07/11/10||McCubbin's Gulch Scramble||Scramble||6M||Bear Springs|
|07/17/10||Granite Man Endurance Weekend||Mountain||10M||Jacksonville|
|07/24/10||Mt Hood PCT 50M||Ultra||50M||Clackamas Ranger Station|
|07/25/10||Great NW Mountain Run||Mountain||6-8M||Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood|
|08/07/10||Steens Rim Run||Mountain||10k||Steens Mtn, Malheur Co.|
|08/07/10||Mt Ashland Hillclimb||Mountain||13M||Ashland|
|08/08/10||Haulin' Aspen||Trail||13.1 M, 26.2M||Ben|
|08/15/10||The Tillamook Burn||Scramble||6M||Pacific City|
|08/21/10||Where's Waldo 100K||Ultra||100k||Willamette Pass|
|09/04/10||Sunrise to Summit||Mountain||3M||Mt Bachelor, Bend|
|09/04-05/10||Sage Brush Skidaddle and Central Oregon Crossfit Challenge||Scramble||5-6M||Redmond|
|09/11/10||McKenzie River 50K||Ultra||50k||McKenzie Bridge|
|09/12/10||Tri Trail Challenge||Trail||7k-1k climb-3k||Eugene|
|09/18/10||Pine to Palm 100||Ultra||100M||Ashland|
|09/18/10||XTERRA Trail Running National Championship||Trail||13.1 M||Bend|
|10/03/10||Dirty 2nd Half||Trail||13.1 M||Bend|
|10/25/10||McDonald Forest 15K||Trail||15k||Corvallis|
|11/6/10||Lithia Loop Trail Marathon||Trail||26.2M||Ashland|
|11/13/10||Kevin's Cup XVIII - The Ultimate Footrace||Scramble||8k||West Linn|
|12/04/10||Shellburg Falls Trail Run||Trail||10k||Lyons|
|12/12/10||Ho Ho 5k||Trail||5k||Tigard|
|06/05/11||Run for the Hills||Trail||8k||Corvallis|