More than just trees.
PEAR BLOSSOM RUN
Apr
13
7:00 AM07:00

PEAR BLOSSOM RUN

10 Mile Race begins at 8:20 am
$30 through April 8
$40 after April 8

5K Race begins at 7:00 am
$23 through April 8
$33 after April 8

Fun Run Races begin at 7:50 am
$8 for the 1-mile race, 2-mile race or both races.

Shirt design and details
$15 for Pear Run dry-fit short sleeve shirt
$10 for Mayor’s Cup Fun Run short sleeve cotton t-shirt
Pre-order by March 20 or purchase at packet pick-up event (limited quantity)

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Jun
8
7:30 AM07:30

MT. ASHLAND HILL CLIMB 13.3 MILE

All proceeds go to the Ashland Woodlands and Trails Association. When the event fills, registration will be closed. 

Join us Saturday June 8th at 7:30 am for the 42st Annual Mt. Ashland Hillclimb Run. This 13.3 mile event begins in downtown Ashland's beautiful Lithia Park (el 1900') and climbs on tree-canopied dirt roads and trails to finish on the Mt. Ashland summit (7533'), for a total of over 5,600' of climbing--that's over a vertical mile! 

The Mt Ashland Hill Climb Run is among the races with most elevation gain of any continuous hill climb in the continental United States. The following cut-off times will be enforced on race day: 10:15 am to Four Corners (~7 miles), 11:30am to Bull Gap (~11.3 miles) and 12:15am to the Lodge (~13 miles)

Everyone starts at 7:30am. Start is on Winburn Way in front of Sesame Asian Kitchen right at Lithia Park. There are no early starts. Race packet pickup is the day before, between 3pm and 6pm, at Rogue Valley Runners, 161 E. Main St, downtown Ashland or at least 20-minutes before race start. Participants are responsible for getting themselves back to Ashland. We will be offering bus rides, for free, however you must sign up for this service in advance. 

Entry fee is $30 for until March 1st, when it goes up to $37, and goes up to $45 on May 1st. Therefore, you should register early. 


Packet Pick Up will be at Rogue Valley Runners, from 3 pm to 6 pm on June 7th. We will also have LIMITED packet pick up from 6:30 to 7:15 am on race morning at the starting line. ALL RUNNERS MUST CHECK IN the morning of the race, regardless of if you picked up your packet the day before or not.

T-Shirt Information

This year we will have shirts available (optional), but not included in the registration price. This is by design. We don't want to force shirts on people, and we want to keep the price of this event low, so shirts are purchase if you want them, don't if ya don't. That said, we are offering a pretty sweet deal to those that DO want them. Shirts only cost $22. Yup, only $22. True story. During the registration process, you can order a t-shirt with our amazing, unique logo. We will NOT be able to accommodate many orders day of or at packet pick up. Last year we were asked by quite a few people if we had extras for sale, but we ran out of popular/common sizes. There are no t-shirt orders after JUNE 1st, however if we have any extras they will be for sale at packet pick up. We will be closing t-shirt sales at the end of May, to insure we get them ordered and printed in time. Therefore, if you want one, don't delay registering and purchasing one. We mean it.

This is a tough event

THIS IS A SERIOUSLY CHALLENGING EVENT. 

Please understand the difficulty of this event before you enter it. It is longer than a half-marathon, and has over 5,600 feet of elevation gain. It could be hot. It could be cold. Or both. Seriously. 

Much of the course is in remote forest land. Stopping and turning around is NOT a good option and strongly discouraged. Should you opt to drop out, you MUST report it to an Aid Station captain, lest we miss you and be forced to start a search & rescue (for which you may be liable for the cost). Stopping at an aid station and expecting a ride out is also NOT a good option (you may have to wait a very long time and there may be limited room, if any exists at all). Aid stations are located on bumpy dirt roads, so your ride out is not going to be a comfortable one. Your crew will likely not be able to get to most aid stations easily, and cell reception is minimal on a good day. Plan on running or walking to at least the lodge aid station in the time allotted. Some of the best runners literally collapse at the finish line. We don't want to discourage you; we want to encourage you - to be prepared. 

Please check our website or facebook page for more information. If you are unsure, email me your questions or concerns PRIOR to registering. Again, no refunds, transfers or roll over to next year will be allowed. 

REGISTER HERE

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SOB 15K/50K/50MILE
Jul
13
7:00 AM07:00

SOB 15K/50K/50MILE

Each run begins and ends at the Mt. Ashland Lodge, at an altitude of 6500 feet. From there the courses meander along the Pacific Crest Trail with breathtaking views of Mt. Shasta, Mt McLaughlin, and the Siskiyou and Cascade mountain ranges. The total course elevation for the 50K is about 4200 feet. The 50 mile features about 8400 feet of climbing and the 100K a whopping ~10,500 feet.

The SOB is a non-profit organization and all profits benefit local non-profit organizations including Children’s Advocacy CenterThe Maslow ProjectSt. Vincent DePaul, the Pacific Crest Trail Association, Mt. Ashland Ski Area, the Ashland Watershed Trails Association.

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TAR 'N' TRAIL 6MILE
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

TAR 'N' TRAIL 6MILE

Course:

A mixture of road and trail in and around Lithia Park, Hald-Strawberry Park, and the side streets of Ashland. Course will be marked and there will be some course marshals to help direct runners. One water aid station will be provided at the 3-mile mark of the race. Absolutely no littering or taking shortcuts on the trail)

Start Location:

Pioneer & Hargadine Street, Lithia Park entrance. Up from the Elizabethan Theater. Facilities: Parking and bathrooms available in Lithia Park. Pre and post race beverages will be available.

To Enter:

Participants can register online (until 3/9).  Race day entry and packet pick-up will be available at Lithia Park at 7:00am. Checks can be made out to Rogue Valley Runners. No refunds.

Cost:

Early entry fee: $25, includes short-sleeve technical tee. 
Student entry fee: $15, includes short-sleeve technical tee. 
Race day entry fee: $30, tee included ONLY until supplies last.

Age group awards will be presented after the race.

Proceeds will benefit the Ashland Woodlands & Trail Association.

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NUT 100K & 50K - North Umpqua Trail
Aug
19
6:00 AM06:00

NUT 100K & 50K - North Umpqua Trail

A "brutiful" 100K and 50K along the scenic North Umpqua River Trail.

A super scenic, point-to-point 100K & 50K trail race along the North Umpqua River in Oregon.

100K starts at 6am

50K starts at 9am

Registration closes August 19th.

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These point-to-point, uphill courses run almost entirely along the beautiful North Umpqua River in the Umpqua National Forest. The 100K begins at Swiftwater Park and finishes at Lemolo Lake Resort. The 50K starts mid-way through the 100K, near the Marsters Bridge and also finishes at Lemolo Lake.

The trail winds through old-growth forest Douglas Fir, Hemlock and Sugar Pine, with trees more than 800 hundred years old. You’ll pass moss-covered rock bluffs, fern-covered hillside and run through lush forest past several waterfalls. Both are challenging courses, described as “brutiful”.

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ROGUE VALLEY CHALLENGE RELAY
May
20
9:00 AM09:00

ROGUE VALLEY CHALLENGE RELAY

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What:   50k & 100k Relay

When:  Saturday, May 20th, 100k 630-930am | 50k 10-11am | 50k High School Relay 11am-Noon.   Staggered starts are determined by average pace.

Where:  Blue Heron Park, Phoenix, Oregon |  Madrone Charter School, Central Point, Oregon  

Packet Pickup:  Packet pick-up & day of race registration 6-1030am, depending on your start time.

Course Details:  

100k Relay

Time:  630-930am start times.  Staggered starts are determined by average pace.

Where:  Blue Heron Park, Phoenix, Oregon

Beginning in Blue Heron Park, the 100 kilometer course follows the Bear Creek Greenway North through Medford, winding its way toward the Rogue River and into Gold Hill. From there, the course heads South through the valley's scenic foothills as it passes through Jacksonville, Phoenix, Talent and into Ashland. From Ashland the course follows the Bear Creek Greenway back to the finish line at Blue Heron Park. The course consists of 20 legs ranging from 2 to 4 miles each.

Course Map for 100k Relay

Divisions: Teams of 1 to 10 runners will compete in Open, Masters (average age over 40), Gender categories include Male, Female, and Mixed (At least 1/3 of the members must be female to be

50k Run 

Time:  10-11am start times.  Staggered starts are determined by average pace.

Where:  Madrone Trail Charter School, Central Point, Oregon

Starts at Madrone Trail Public Charter School, heads south through the valley's scenic foothills as it passes through Jacksonville, Phoenix, Talent and into Ashland. From Ashland the course follows the Bear Creek Greenway to the finish line at Blue Heron Park in Phoenix. The course consists of 10 legs ranging from 2 to 4 miles each.

Divisions: Teams of 1 to 10 runners will compete in Open, Masters (average age over 40), Gender categories include Male , Female, and Mixed (At least 1/3 of the members must be female to be considered a mixed team).

50k High School Relay

Starts at Madrone Trail Charter School,  heads south through the valley's scenic foothills as it passes through Jacksonville, Phoenix, Talent and into Ashland. From Ashland the course follows the Bear Creek Greenway to the finish line at Blue Heron Park in Phoenix. The course consists of 10 legs ranging from 2 to 4 miles each.

Divisions: Teams will consist of 5 to 10 runners with at least 1/3 female team members.  

Race Fees:  50k Ultra Solo Runners - $65 | 50k & 100k - Until May 1st  - $250 for 2-5 persons|  $350 for 6-10 persons.  50k High School Relay -  12 per runner.

All registered before cutoff will receive a commemortive shirt and our traditional mug from Alex Apland!

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GROW A PEAR 5K
May
20
8:30 AM08:30

GROW A PEAR 5K

Food, Music, and Festivities are expected!  You can either Bike, Run, or Walk the 5k, which is pretty neat!

Bicyclists - 830am - take on the 5k course in a fun ride ahead of our runners!  When you're done, stay to support your runner friends and cheer them on when they cross the finish line!

Runners/Walkers - 845am - Take your marks as this is a 5k race...beat your last time!  Runners, we celebrate you with awards for our top three runners in each category!

The finish line will include:  Bike fair festivities with bike safety awareness an other bike centered activities and promotions.

There will also be other fun prizes and raffles!

Come on down for a fun morning bike ride or walk.

Participants in the fun ride or run/walk will be bussed from Pfaff Park to the starting line.

Link to registration

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SASQUATCH BACKROADS FUN RUN IN BUTTE FALLS
May
6
8:30 AM08:30

SASQUATCH BACKROADS FUN RUN IN BUTTE FALLS

10k, 5k, Kids Relay

Prizes, Raffles, BBQ and Vendors

(Scentsy, Scrap Works, This Ranch Life / Chainsaw Boys & Homemade Soaps, Wrapped in Lovns, Knots of Love, Kountry Massage Therapy)

Check-in starts at 7am

Sign-ups until 9am - 10k starts at 9am - 5k starts at 10am - Kids relay race starts at 11am

Prizes available.

BBQ in the garden and awards announcements starts at 1130am

Children 12 an under are FREE | Youth 13-18 are $5

Adults 5k entry $15 | 10k entry $20

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CHARLIE'S CHOCOLATE 5K RUN/WALK
Mar
5
10:00 AM10:00

CHARLIE'S CHOCOLATE 5K RUN/WALK

Part of the Chocolate Festival and we are partnering up with Children's Miracle Network to donate 10% of proceeds to Rogue Valley Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. We are encouraging participants to wear costumes to make it a fun. Everyone gets a chocolate bar that participates and some of those will have golden tickets in them for a prize. Those wishing to register can do so at https://goo.gl/X7wdS2 . 

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HAGG LAKE MUD RUNS - ULTRA 50K & 25K
Feb
18
to Feb 19

HAGG LAKE MUD RUNS - ULTRA 50K & 25K

  • Boat Ramp C, Hagg Lake Gaston, Oregon (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It’s time to get muddy! Warrior-on at one of the most popular ultras in the Northwest, featured in Runner’s World Trail Edition as one of the top Oregon trail races. This course gives runners a chance to run the trails around stunning Hagg Lake.

The Hagg Lake Mud Runs are run on two separate days. You can choose to run the 50K on Saturday, the 25k on Sunday or (if you are feeling extra crazy) you can run both days!
Both races start and finish at the Pavilion at Boat Ramp C. There is ample parking available at Boat Ramp C for everyone. 10 year finisher and volunteers will have reserved parking in the parking lot.

The 50k is $85 and the 25k is $65. Register for both races (some people do!) for $110. ORRC Members save $10 per race and will need to use a code to redeem your discount.

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