Small Race preview: Camelback Run 15k & 2 mi in Phoenix, OR

camelback-run-15kLooking for a small, inexpensive race and the opportunity to go to Phoenix? Well, Phoenix, Oregon at least. On Saturday, March 1, the inaugural Camelback Run is taking to the hilly backroads of this Southern Oregon town (South of Medford on I-5 in case you were wondering).

The 15k will begin and end at Phoenix High School and is a loop to the West of town. There will be two water stations along what is expected to be a challenging course. The elevation chart shows a pretty decent climb (total +400 ft) from miles 3 – 5.5 before heading back down. In fact, the race gets its name from this hill. Despite the challenge (and we all need a good hill workout right?) the race will be beautiful with open courtry, orchards, and farmland. Check out a course map here.

A sample view from the course. - Kevin Jantzer Photography

A sample view from the course.
Kevin Jantzer Photography

Registration is only $10 and all the proceeds go to supporting the high school track team. Follow the race on Facebook.

Camelback Run (Phoenix)
When: 9a
Where: Phoenix High School
Register: Online ; $10 (DOR $15)

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.