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Race Preview: 2017 Two Cities Summit Run 8k and 12k (Eugene/Springfield)

Have you ever wanted to start a race in one city and finish a race at the summit of a mountain in a different one? Then this is your dream race to check out and do!

Put on by Level 32 Racing, the Two Cities Summit Run gives you two options to run some mountains and feel like a badass runner! The One Summit option is an 8k route that starts in Eastgate Woodlands Park in Springfield, Oregon and travels west on the bike paths through Alton Baker Park, crosses the Defazio Bridge, goes through Skinner Butte Park, ascends Skinner Butte and finishes at the summit, which is located in Eugene, Oregon. The Two Summit option goes the extra miles and is a 12k distance and starts in the same park as the 8k, but then veers off north on bike paths and through neighborhoods until you’ve conquered Kelly Butte, then circles back and follows the 8k route to also finish at the summit. This race is competitive, and awards will be presented to the overall male and female winners and top three age division winners will receive medals.

Since this is a point-to-point race, racers will park and take a shuttle to the starting line. There is a gear check which will take your gear to the finish line. And of course the shuttle will take you back to the parking area afterwards! Don’t forget to stay a bit at the summit to take some awesome photo ops and have some complimentary breakfast burritos and beer!

What:  Two Cities Summit Run

When: 9am; Sunday July 30, 2017 Register Here!

Where: Start (Eastgate Woodlands Park – Springfield) / Finish (Skinner Butte Summit – Eugene) Participants will park adjacent to the playground in Skinner Butte Park on Cheshire Ave. in Eugene and take a shuttle to the starting line in the Eastgate Woodlands Park. (Aspen & D St. -Spfld.) There will be two shuttles: one at 7:50am and one at 8:35am.

  • $25 – Adults pre-registered; $30 race day
  • $20 – Ages 17 & under and 60 & over pre-registered; $25 race day

 

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