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Race Preview: Monument Peak 10-mile Trail Run in Gates

monument_peak_logoThe next installment in the Run Wild Adventures Winter running series is coming up on Saturday, March 29. The Monument Peak 10-mile Trail Run takes place at the Santiam Horse Camp in Gates - a 45 minute drive or so east of Salem.


One of a variety of trails on the Monument Peak 10-Mile Trail Run.
– Photo courtesy of Run Wild Adventures

Like so many Run Wild Adventures races, it is a combination of picturesque surroundings and challenging terrain. It will be ran on logging roads and single track trails. Throw in a few creek crossings and you have yourself one heck of a race. You can check out a course map here, as well as a picture preview of the course here and an elevation chart too. There will be one aid station, so you may want to consider packing yourself some additional water or electrolytes.

Despite its difficult nature, don’t feel intimidated. All abilities are welcome and RWA is great at putting on a great race that caters to those elite runners and those just wanting to get out there and have a great experience.

The race is limited to 250 and is over half full at this time.

Monument Peak 10-mile Trail Run (Gates)
When: 9a on March 29
Where: Santiam Horse Camp (39699 Monument Peak Rd.)
Register: Online here; $18 ($24 DOR)

The view from the top. Awesome. - Photo courtesy of Run Wild Adventures

The view from the top. Awesome.
– Photo courtesy of Run Wild Adventures

About Matt Rasmussen (1379 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010. Matt joined the Run Oregon team in October 2011, and since then he has spearheaded the blog’s efforts to cover product reviews, news about businesses related to running, and running events in the Willamette Valley.

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