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Race Preview: Moore Mtn. Runs Weekend 9/26 and 9/27/15 (K-Falls, Ore.)

Moore Mountain Trail Run Weekend, occurring Sept. 26 and 27, 2015.

Moore Mountain Trail Run Weekend, occurring Sept. 26 and 27, 2015.

Holy smokes! Do I ever wish I was closer to Klamath Falls right now. The Moore Mountain Runs is going to be an epic weekend (yes – WEEKEND!) of trail running spectacular-ness! Get your trail running gear, jump in the car (or hitchhike) and get down there on Saturday, September 26 for the beginning of the awesomeness.

On Saturday the 26th, beginning at 12-noon, be sure to check out the shoe demos occurring until 3 p.m. by excellent running shoe companies as La Sportiva, Salomon, and Hoka. I love my Salomon’s and Hoka’s, definitely want to check out La Sportiva! The evening festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. when the Trails in Motion Film Festival begins. Guest speakers will be Max King and Janessa Taylor. Trails in Motion is a trail running film tour that showcases “imaginative and awe-inspiring trail running productions from around the world.” The film fest will take place at the Klamath Yacht Club and will feature a number of short films and documentaries to get you pumped and ready for your race on Sunday. Base Camp Brewing and Rodeos Pizza will be on site, along with a great array of raffle prizes.

Now to the running line up for Sunday, September 27th. The Moore Mountain Runs are Klamath County’s premiere trail running event. You may choose to participate in the half marathon or 5k. Note that the half marathon is one of the best half marathon trail courses in the Pacific Northwest, with 80+% of the course on high quality single track. The half marathon is a climbers delight, too, featuring 1,600 feet of climbing. Go mountain goats, go! The 5k will be technically challenging, with minimal elevation gain.

Race day registration and packet pick-up will begin at 7:45 a.m. A pre-race briefing for all racers is at 8:50 a.m., with the start occurring at 9 a.m. for both the half marathon and 5k. In lieu of an event t-shirt, participants will receive a custom visor, goody bags, an awesome after party with food, snacks, food vendors, music and raffle prizes!

I’m want to be there! I hope you are able to make it down to Klamath Falls for the Moore Mountain Run weekend, and  participate in what proves to be a fantastic weekend of all-things trail running!

Date: Saturday and Sunday, September 26-27, 2015
Distance: half marathon and 5k trail run
Start Time: 9 a.m. start for the runs on Sunday
Cost: $55 for the half marathon and $35 for the 5k
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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