Race Preview: 2017 Buck Mountain Mudslinger Trail Run (Silverton)

If the trails have been calling your name, put the Buck Mountain Mudslinger Trail Run on your calendar. This February 28th run promises challenging terrain and plenty of mud on the trails of Silver Falls State Park. This 6.6 mile race is on both single and double track equestrian trails with significant elevation gain and loss. If you haven’t been to Silver Falls State Park before, expect to enjoy some amazing scenery along Buck Mountain Loop and Smith Creek trails.

Note: this race has traditionally been 6.5 miles, but a new start/finish area has added an additional 0.1 miles to the course.

This 8th annual Western-themed run encourages cowboy/cowgirl costumes with prizes for the best. After the race you can expect refreshment, food, hot coffee, prizes, music, and awards. Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers, along with 5 year increment age group awards.

Since this is at Silver Falls Park in February, all wheel drive vehicles are encouraged, as well as carpooling. There is a good chance there could be snow and ice on the roads, so be prepared. The parking fee and day use fee for the park is included in your entry price.

It’s time to grab those trail shoes and cowboy up!

Buck Mountain Mudslinger Trail Run Details

Date: Saturday, February 25

Time: 9:00 A.M.

Location: Silver Falls State Park “Howard Creek Horse Camp” 20024 Silver Falls Hwy SE, Silverton

Entry Fee: $25 (Day of Race = $40)

Race Website: Click Here

About Annette Vaughan (491 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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