Race Preview: Lost Creek Trail Runs in Trail, OR



If you could trail a runner on a trail race in Trail, would your head explode from trail-y goodness?

A snapshot of some of the area aroud Lost Creek Lake.

A snapshot of some of the area aroud Lost Creek Lake.

The one way to find out (not that you would really want to find out if your noggin would self-destrict) is to register for the Lost Creek Trail Runs, which are coming up on April 26, 2014. This event consists of a 5k, a 30k, and a 30k relay. The races aren’t technically in Trail – they are at Lost Creek Lake just outside of the small city. Head north of Medford and halfway to Crater Lake you will find this beautiful location.

The 30k goes around the lake counter clockwise and is split up on 2 miles of pavement, 1 mile of gravel road, and 15+ miles iof single track trails. There will be 3 aid stations along the way as well. The 2300 ft. elevation gain is nothing to scoff at, that’s for sure.


Awesome and unique trophy!

The 5k is a loop on bike path and trails within the Joseph Stewart State Park. Even this 3 mile race will feature an elevation gain of almost 500 feet. There will be hot soup after the race and all indiciations post to awesome trophies and finish line atmosphere.

The 2013 event saw nearly 100 runners in the 30k and 125 in the 5k. The race is part of the Southern Oregon Trail Series, which consists of nine races in Southern Oregon and is a competition among members of Southern Oregon Runners.

Lost Creek Trail Runs (Trail)
When: April 26, 2014; Start time 9a for 30k and 915a for 5k
Where: Lost Creek Lake
Register: Online here; $35 for 30k; $50 for Relay; $25 for 5k

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.

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