Race Preview: 2016 Lost Creek Trail Runs

A race taking place near the city of Trail has just got to have some great trail running right?! Come find out (and expect to be correct) at the 2016 Lost Creek Trail Runs on April 23, 2016. The course maps are posted and the event looks to be magnificent. The 30k looks to be a super awesome counter-clockwise navigation around the lake with no horrific elevation gain. 30k runners will run mostly on single track trails, with a few miles of pavement and a mile of gravel roads. The relay point will be at mile 10.6, so second runners will run the final 8. Expect 3 aid stations along the way. The 5k features 480 feet of elevation gain on bike path and trails within the park boundaries.

While the 50k route is not posted on the website, I did find a map on their Facebook page describes the course as:

…combin[ing] the existing 30k loop with a 10k out and back section down the hill from the dam, underneath the highway and then up the ridges on the South Side of Highway 62 to scenic Viewpoint Mike, with a lookout overlooking the lake. Runners will have to descend back down to the road to go under and back up the hill to continue the loop after catching these breathtaking views. There will be aid stations every 4-5 miles including the additional sections up to Viewpoint Mike.

The elevation profile of the 50k really takes things up a notch between miles 16-21.



Date: Saturday, April 23


  • 50k – 8a
  • 30k – 9a
  • 5k – 915a

Location: Joseph H Stewart State Park, near Trail, Oregon

Registration Fees:

  • $60 – 50k
  • $50 – 30k Relay
  • $40 – 30k
  • $25 – 5k
    Members of Southern Oregon Runners save $5

Race Website: Click Here

Registration Website: Click Here

About Matt Rasmussen (1554 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.
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