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Race Preview: Spring Fling Trail Run 3/19/16 (Alsea Falls, Ore.)

The Spring Fling Trail Run, by Oregon Trail Runs, is part of the 2016 Trailrunner Trophy Series!

The Spring Fling Trail Run, by Oregon Trail Runs, is part of the 2016 Trailrunner Trophy Series!

I participated in Spring Fling Trail Run last year and had a very enjoyable time! New this year, the event is part of the 2016 Trailrunner Trophy Series. The race is limited to 200 total participants; 150 in the half marathon, and 50 between the 5K and 10K choice. As of February 20th, the event was over 50% full, so secure your space soon! Regardless of the distance you choose, the course is gorgeous. The trail is a mix of single track trails (some areas a bit wider than single track), and gravel roads. You'll be surrounded by the dense forest of Alsea Falls. The half marathon will take participants along the new upper trails. Definitely expect mud and slippage - and expect tons of beautiful sights on the trail. Aid stations will be on the course featuring water and electrolyte drink, with a bit of food/gels for the half marathon participants. There are 4 aid station for the half, 3 for the 10K and 1 for the 5K. Post-race refreshments will be provided, including a BBQ. 

Awards will be presented to the top 2 overall male and female finishers of the half marathon. They will receive a complimentary entry into the Mary’s Peak 50K/25K, also by Oregon Trail Runs. I’ve participated in this event, as well, and it is a challenge for sure!

For participants ages 9-18, enter code Junior at registration for 50% off your registration fee. Event technical shirts can be purchased for $20 until 3/1. Prices are currently $40 for the half, $30 for the 10K and $20 for the 5K. On 3/1, the price will increase.

Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016
Time:
9:30 (staggered start for each distance)
Distance: Half marathon, 10K, 5K
Cost: $40 for the half, $30 for the 10K, $20 for the 5K until 2/29. Then price increase.
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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