Race Preview: Shotgun Trail Blast 4/5/2014 (Marcola, Oregon)

Level 32 Racing Shotgun Trail Blast 4/5/2014

Level 32 Racing Shotgun Trail Blast 4/5/2014

It's time! Time to get registered for the 2nd race in the Run Big Trail Series, a collection of trail races presented by Level 32 Racing. This event is aptly titled the Shotgun Trail Blast - wear some orange! Mud? Hills? Water crossings? Trees and spectacular views? Did this garner your attention? If so, this race is definitely for you! Whether you are participating in the Run Big Trail Series in entirety, or just want to add a kickin' trail race to your race calendar, register for this bad boy now!

Taking place on Saturday, April 5, at the Shotgun Creek recreation area in Marcola, Oregon, participants can choose to race in the 50k, 25k, 10k or 5k distances. The 50k and 25k courses will be a multi-loop style course on single track trails, and will include such thrilling trail racing obstacles as wildlife and stream crossings with rock bridges, and be quite thickly wooded! The 10k and 5k course will be on a loop of single track trails located to the north of the Shotgun Creek Campground, featuring an elevation gain of 566 feet per loop.

Aid stations will be prominently featured for all four race distances. The 5k and 10k will each have two aid stations. The 25k will have aid set-up at 8 spots, and the 50k will have 17 aid-stations.

At the Bristow Trail Run on 2/16/2014 (click for a picture), incredible hand carved wood finisher medals were awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in race distance, and these will return for the Shotgun Trail Blast top finishers! The top three finishers in each age group/distance will receive a finisher medal. Everyone is eligible for random prizes.  After you cross the finish line, hang around for post race food and beverages (Level 32 Racing always has a great array of post-race refreshments!), and a fireplace in the picnic shelter.

Get registered for this one, and I’ll see you at the races!

Day of Race: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. start for 50k, 10 a.m. start for the 25k, 10k and 5k
Cost: 50k is $50, 25k is $35, and the 10k or 5k is $25 through April 4. Add $5 for race day registration. Add $10 for an event tech shirt. Participants 17 and under of 60+ deduct $5.
Register: Click here to register

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