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Race Preview: Miller Woods Trail Race 6/28/2014 (McMinnville, Oregon)

A photo of the trail in Miller Woods. Credit: John Spencer.

A photo of the trail in Miller Woods. Credit: John Spencer.

A brand new trail race is coming up, fellow trail runners! The Miller Woods Trail Race (a first annual event) will be taking place on Saturday, June 28, 2014. The event takes place in the beautiful Miller Woods, located at 15580 Orchard View Drive in McMinnville. “Miller Woods, located in the Heart of Wine Country … is a hidden gem. 130 acres of relatively unknown conservation area complete with hiking trails and natural wonders.” Consider taking some extra time after the race to enjoy some wine tasting at the incredible vineyards in the area.

The course of the 4-Mile Run at the Miller Woods Trail Run. Click for a larger map. Courtesy John Spencer.

The course of the 4-Mile Run at the Miller Woods Trail Run. Click for a larger map. Courtesy John Spencer.

Here are the vitals: There is a 4-mile trail race, as well as a one mile kid’s race. Prizes are provided for the top 3 finishers, top 3 masters, and age group winners. Refreshments will be available at the finish line. Price is $30 for adults (you may choose to run or walk this event), and $10 for children who participate in the kid’s one mile event. You’ll be running (or walking) on a 100% single and double track course. All of the proceeds for the event benefit Miller Woods.

This race is limited to a total of 200 entrants. Same day registration is available if the cap has not been met. Your race entry fee includes a day pass to the park, so I encourage you to bring the entire family to this event. Small trail races are the best – definitely consider adding this one to your June race calendar! It’ll be awesome! Get registered asap!

Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014
Distance: 4 mile trail run (or walk), 1 mile kid’s race
Start Time: 8 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. kid’s 1 mile race; 9:30 a.m. 4 mile trail race
Cost: $30 for 4 mile race, $10 for kid’s race (12 and under). Natural Connections members receive 50% discount.
Register: Click here to register

About Jessica Mumme (235 Articles)
Jessica Mumme, a Portland native, currently lives in Eugene with her husband and three cats (children). Her favorite distances are the 10k and marathon, but she will run any race distances, and especially loves competing in running events. She is Half Fanatic #2635, and has completed 42 half marathons since May, 2009. Jessica tackled her first ultra marathon distance at the 2015 McKenzie River Trail 50k Ultra. See her race calendar and other fun stuff at her personal blog, runjessica.com.

1 Comment on Race Preview: Miller Woods Trail Race 6/28/2014 (McMinnville, Oregon)

  1. Of note: NO DOGS are permitted at The Miller Woods Property. It is worth mentioning in article that folks should not bring their dogs to this one.

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