Race Preview: 2016 Camelback Run

2016 Camelback Run trucker hat.

The Camelback Run is a race that won't break the budget! For just $10 you can run a 15K or 5K in the small town of Phoenix, Oregon (just outside of Medford.) This affordable race is a fundraiser for the Phoenix High School Track and Field Team.  This race promises great views as you run along rolling hills through orchards, vineyards, and farmland.

The race is named for the running route that is known to Phoenix distance runners as “Camelback”. The route got its name for the massive hill you’ll encounter on the 15K.  The 5K is an out and back course with a lot less elevation.

Elevation map for the Camelback 15K.

This fundraiser event will start and finish on the Phoenix High School track. Funds raised at the Camelback Run will go towards paying for meet entry fees, the purchase of new throwing implements and jumping equipment, and will aid in the resurfacing of the school track.

The first 50 registrants will receive a custom trucker hat (see photo above.) Shirts are also available for purchase at registration. In addition to the 15K and 5K, there will also be a free 1 mile kids race. Don’t miss out on your chance to run a super-affordable race and help the local track and field team.

2016 Camelback Run shirt. Available at registration for $10.

Camelback Run Details

Date: Saturday, February 27

Times: 8:45 A.M. – Elementary 1 Mile
9:15 A.M. – 15K
9:30 A.M. – 5K

Location: Phoenix High School track, 745 N Rose St., Phoenix

Race Price: $10 – pre-registered, $15 – day of race

Race Website: Click Here


About Annette Vaughan (493 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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