If you’ve ever driven south on I5 past Grants Pass to Medford, you have are probably at least vaguely familiar with Gold Hill. This small town sits just north of the highway, tucked alongside the Rogue River, about halfway between the two major cities.
Each year, in conjunction with their annual Gold Dust Day event, comes the Gold Dust Run a 5k and 10k (including wheelchair division) held at Del Rio Vineyards and Winery. Even though the race starts and finishes at the winery, the courses are described as fast and flat, with the 10k allowing runners to run an out-and-back through downtown Gold Hill.
Even though this is a small-town race (which benefits the Rogue Community College Cross Country Team), there were still almost 320 runners who participated last year alone! There will be logo tank tops for only $10.
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