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Race Preview: 2017 Shotgun Trail Blast (Marcola)

The second installment of the Run Big Trail Series, the Shotgun Trail Blast put on by Level 32 Racing is taking place on Saturday, April 1, 2017 just northeast of Eugene in Marcola, Oregon.  The Run Big Trail Series offers races for people of all levels of fitness and the Shotgun Trail Blast is certainly no exception.  Boasting distances from 5K (3.1 miles) up to 50K (31 miles), there’s something for everyone at this unique event.

All the courses are built around a main 5.2 mile loop.  The 5K starts on a section of this loop before jutting off on its own.  The 10K course completes the loop after an out-and-back jag.  The 25K and 50K courses cover the main 5.2 mile loop three and six times, respectively.  The course, while repetitive for the higher distances, will be anything but boring – streams, woods, rocks and the possibility of wildlife sightings will keep athletes on their toes.

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017

Time: 50K starts at 8am, 25K starts at 9:45am, 10K starts at 9:50am and 5K starts at 10am.

Location: Shotgun Creek Recreation Area, NW of Marcola, Oregon

Cost: 50K-$50. 25K-$35. 10K/5K-$25. (Deduct $5 for ages <17  and >50)

Register: CLICK HERE and find the registration link to register!

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About Kate Simson Shaw (19 Articles)
A running, dancing, loving, laughing, dog-and-human-mothering, sanity-losing chick from Oregon. Who blogs on the side.

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