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Race Preview: Frozen Trail Runfest 12/13/14 (Eugene, Oregon)

Frozen Trail Run Fest by Level 32 Racing, occurring Saturday, December 13, 2014. Photo Credit: Level 32 Racing

Frozen Trail Run Fest by Level 32 Racing, occurring Saturday, December 13, 2014. Photo Credit: Level 32 Racing

Level 32 Racing kicks off the final event in the 2014 Run Big Trail Series (RBTS) on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the beautiful Mt. Pisgah, in Eugene. The Frozen Trail Run Fest is the last opportunity in 2014 to hit add points to your RBTS standings. It's also an event that I've heard great feedback from in prior years. A wonderful feature of the Frozen Trail Run Fest is the varying amount of distances that are being offered for us trail runners to take advantage of; this very well is the last event many of us will run for the 2014 racing season!

Yes, there are a plethora of options to choose from. You may want to test your training and racing from the 2014 season and enter the 50k ultra distance. This course will take you on a wonderful journey of Mt. Pisgah, which is a spectacular oasis just outside of Eugene. The 50k will have 4 loops, with each loop having total ascent of 800-1,000 feet each.  The 15 mile course looks equally as majestic, with 2 loops, containing about 800-1,000 feet of ascent each loop. These are your two long-series RBTS distance options. The two choices for adding points to your RBTS short-series scorecard for 2014 are the 9 mile course, which is one loop containing about 900 feet of elevation gain, and the exceptionally challenging 5k course, which goes very vertical between the 1.2 and 1.8 mile point. Aid stations are marked on each distance map, and will have first aid, water, GU Brew, GU Energy Gel, KIND bars and light snacks.

Your race conditions underfoot will likely be wet and/or frozen paths. 50k ultra runners will have a course time limit of 8 hours to complete the journey, and all race distance courses will close at 5 p.m.   Race start/finish line are located at Buford Park, Mt. Pisgah, which is located just off I-5 south of Eugene at exit 189. It’s very easy to get to, and just off the highway.

This proves to be a challenging, yet gorgeous finale to the 2014 Run Big Trail Series. Strongly consider adding the Frozen Trail Runfest to your race calendar and test your 2014 training and racing one last time before the New Year!

Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014
Distance: 50k ultra, 15 miler, 9 miler, 5k
Start Time: 9am for the 50k ultra start. 10am staggered starts for the 15 miler, 9 miler and 5k
Cost: 50k ultra is $50, 15 miler is $35, 9 miler is $30, and the 5k is $25. Ages 17 & under and 60 and older, deduct $5. Add $5 on race day. Tech shirts available for $10.
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.

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