If you are looking for a true trail race that is small and scenic, the 5th Annual Stub Stewart Trail Challenge in Buxton would be a great one to add to your list. This race is part of the Trail Challenge Series that is organized by Ascherl Inudustries; the series also includes the upcoming Silver Falls Trail Challenge (October 8), the Battle to the Pacific (November 12), and the Van Duzer Corridor Challenge (Date TBD). Last weekend’s Race to the Cape was the first in the Series.
This (approximately) 6.25 mile looped trail run starts at 10:00AM on April 2nd, so you’ll have a chance to sleep in a little. You’ll head to the Hill Top Day Use Area at Stub Stewart Park – be sure to remember $5 for your parking pass.
This race follows several different trails (view the course map here). The views are gorgeous and it’s advised that you bring a camera to take some amazing photos while you’re out there. The course will be marked so you don’t get lost, but I recommend paying attention so you don’t go the wrong way.
Bib pick-up will be the morning of the race and the race is capped at 50 participants to avoid too much foot traffic on the trails at once. After the race is over, everyone will receive a finisher’s medal and top overall men and women will receive medal awards. There will also be snacks and drinks at the finish waiting for you.
Register for this beautiful trail run now while you still can!
What: Stub Stewart Trail Challenge, Buxton, OR
When: April 2nd, 2017, 10:00AM
Where: Stub Stewart Park
Registration Cost: $35.00