The Spring Fling event is the kick-off for the 2015 Oregon Trail Runs calendar of events. I love the name of this race, too; Spring Fling, because spring is right around the corner! For the Spring Fling event, you may choose from the 1/2 marathon event, which is limited to 150 racers, or the 10k or 5k trail run, which is limited to 50 participants for both distances combined. For those of you who ran in the Hell of the Northwest event in November, please note the course for Spring Fling is different; you will not be running on the same course. It’ll be new and fresh!
The courses are a lovely mix of both trails, and gravel roads. This is a classic ‘hybrid’ style trail race, which I love. Some trail races are trails and pavement – these are okay, but I prefer the gravel roads! The gravel element makes for a more traditional trail race. Also, if you haven’t been to Alsea Falls before, you really should consider registering for this event purely to check out the area, and then bring the whole family back to enjoy throughout the entire spring and summer.
For half marathon participants, there is an early start for slower runners and walkers. The days events will be as follows: Early start at 8 a.m. for slow runners and walkers. 9 a.m. start for the half marathon. 9:10 a.m. start for 10k’er, and 9:20 a.m. start for 5k participants.
Aid stations with water and electrolytes will be located on the course – 4 for the half marathon, 2 for the 10k and 1 for the 5k events. Also, half marathoners will have food/gels available at the aid station(s).
Make sure to pre-register so you can stick around after the race for the post event BBQ (yum)! Also, pre-register to secure your event technical shirt, which is available for $20 until 3/1/2015. Registration prices for the half marathon is $40, the 10k is $25 and the 5k is $20 until 2/28/2015. Definitely get registered ASAP, as the field of participants is limited, and you really don’t want to miss this trail race! I hope to see you there!
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015
Distance: Half marathon, 10k, 5k
Start Time: 8 a.m. early start for half marathon, 9 a.m. regular start for half marathon, 9:10 a.m. for 10k and 9:20 a.m. for 5k
Cost: $40 for the half marathon, $25 for the 10k and $20 for the 5k until 2/28/2015. Add $5 after 2/28/2015. Those 9-18 50% off. Add $20 for event tech shirt until 3/1/2015.
Register: Click here to register