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Race Preview: Grasshopper Peak Redwoods Run in N. California

grasshopper-peak-redwoods-run-logoWe received some feedback last week that despite our name of Run "Oregon", some people would appreciate some coverage of races in the Washington and even Northern California races. We will likely not expand significantly outside of our state (and Vancouver) borders, but we will provide some information now and then. As I sit in a hotel room in Grants Pass, I thought it would be good to offer up some information for a race about 4 hours south of here - the Grasshopper Peak Redwoods Run 30k and 10.5miler.

The race, which is on June 7 in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, features what is sure to be a scenic 30k and 10.5 miler. The The 30K course is 75% gravel fire road and 25% singletrack, while the 10.5 mile course is 50% gravel fire road and 50% singletrack. Both courses climb up Grasshopper Peak and descend to finish in a grove of massive old growth Redwood trees in the Bull Creek drainage. In fact, I will leave the course description to the following pictures.

Mile 9

Mile 9

Mile 7 (of the 10.5miler) and Mile 15 (of the 30k)

Mile 7 (of the 10.5miler) and Mile 15 (of the 30k)

I recommend checking our their website when you plan your trip down there do get info on how to get there and where to stay.

While it may take some time to get there, and you would want to stay overnight, your costs for the race entry will be LOW, as the race is only $30. You could probably drive, camp, and run for less than some of the bigger half marathons that grace the streets of big cities across the Northwest. Sounds like a heck of a summer trip if you ask me.

Grasshopper Peak Redwoods Run (Humbolt Redwoods State Park)
When: 8a
Where: Bull Creek/Grasshopper Road Junction
Register: Online here; Both races are $30

About Matt Rasmussen (1436 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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