Both the half marathon and 10K courses will be on single track trails around Milo McIver State Park with several elevation changes, as the trails range from 200 to 700 feet. The half marathon includes about 1500 feet of climbing, while the 10K will have an elevation gain of about 600 feet. Links to elevation maps can be found here. Runners can expect challenging and muddy terrain, and will enjoy scenic views of the Clackamas River and huge fir trees along the trails of the park.
There will 3 aid stations on the half marathon course approximately every 3 miles with water and electrolytes.
Carpooling is encouraged for this event. And, if you want to make a weekend of it, you can reserve camping spots at Milo McIver State Park and save the race morning drive.
Post-race festivities include food, music, and a beer garden. There will be awards for the first 3 finishers in each age division. (Age divisions are in 5 year increments.) There will also be raffle prizes and prizes for best 70s costume.
Vortex Race Details
Date: Saturday, March 26
Times: 8:45 A.M. – Half Marathon
9:00 A.M. – 10K
Location: Milo McIver State Park, 21300 South Springwater Road Estacada, OR 97023
Entry Fees: $25 – 10K (Day of race: $40)
$45 – Half Marathon (Day of race: $60)
Race Website: Click here