Day One: Dead Mountain Ascent

September 27, 2019, 16 miles, 3,048 ft Elevation Gain

This race will start on the trail at the Salmon Creek Park. You will run 1.5 miles on the Salmon Creek Trail until you hit the Flat Creek Trail. You will make one right, and three lefts before you do a road crossing at 2.4 miles. From here you will hit the Dead Mountain Trail Head and will start your steady climb until you hit the summit at 8 miles. From here, you will take a left and run down to Devil’s Backbone. Here you will receive an uninterrupted view of the Willamette National Forest. The view will give you an appreciation of your hard efforts to get to the top and you will have a huge sense of euphoria that will carry you all the way back to the finish. This race will have three different aid stations that you will hit a total of six times.

Directions: Traveling east from Eugene: You will continue on Highway 58 past Ray’s Grocery Store. You will take a left on Hills Street at the edge of town. You will continue on Hills Street and take a right on Parks Street. There will be street parking as will as in the Park.

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Day Two: Alpine Ascent

September 28, 2019, 20k, 2,700 ft Elevation Gain

Starting near the Westfir Covered Bridge, just before the trailhead, this out and back race begins at 1,050 feet in elevation and will climb to 3,385 feet at the highest point. Nearly all of the race is a single-track trail with a section of gravel road near the top. There will be aid stations at 3.4 miles on a road crossing and the final aid station at the turnaround mark at 6.2 miles in a green pasture. You will revisit the other aid station again on the way back down. You will feel the burn with this race as it features 2,700 feet of total elevation gain. Drinks and food will be available once you finish the race.

Directions: From Eugene: Head south on I5 until you get to the Highway 58 exit. Take the Highway 58 Exit. You will be on Highway 58 for approximately 30 miles. Take the Westfir cut off on your left. Take your next left toward Westfir and cross the Westfir Covered Bridge. Parking available in the park.

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Day Three: Larison Rock Ascent

September 29, 2019, 11 miles, 2,600 ft Elevation Gain

The third race of this series will start at Greenwaters Park. You will take a right over the bridge and run on the Greenwaters trail for about a half mile when you will turn right on a gravel road. After a short distance on the gravel, you will see the Larison Rock Trailhead on your left. This trail gradually climbs for another 3.5 miles until you hit a road crossing. At this point (4.5 miles) you will hit your first aid station. You will then proceed to run another .5 miles to the summit of Larison Rock at 3,593 feet in elevation. You will touch the rock at the summit and start making the descend down. Once you run back down to the road crossing and the aid station you will take a right onto the paved road. You will run on this road for .5 miles to the turnaround then you will run back up the road and back onto the trail where you will make the final descent back to Greenwaters Park.

This race features a spectacular view at the top of Larison Rock, as well as over 2,600 feet of elevation gain. You will hit one aid station three different times. After your race, make sure to reward yourself with a cold beverage, food, and fun! Awards for the entire weekend as well as raffles will take place after the race!

Directions: From Eugene: Head on I5 South. Take Highway 58 Exit Toward Oakridge. Continue east on Highway 58 through the town of Oakridge. Take a right at the Greenwaters Park sign just east of Oakridge. Parking available in the park.

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