Southern Oregon Small Race Previews: 2017 Talent Harvest Festival 10k/5k (Talent) & Kingsley Field Duathlon (Klamath Falls)

October 7th has two races in Southrn Oregon that are sure to be a fun time. If you are looking to make an Autumn trip down south, consider checking these out.


The 2017 Talent Harvest Festival 10k/5k heads to the small town of Talent on October 7th. This city sits between Medford and Ashland and has an easy access point on the Bear Creek Greenway Trail. While there isn’t a map posted (that we could find, at least), the races are described as out and back with gradual inclines an declines, with the 10k proving to be a hilly challenge.

Stick around for the Talent Harvest Festival afterwards, which includes a pancake breakfast, parade, and tons of great activities until 4pm.

There will be locally grown produce, arts & crafts, local beers and wines, apple pressing in the Harvest Home area, favorite local food vendors, activities for kids, rock climbing wall, games and much more!

Talent Harvest Festival 10k/5k
When: October 7, 2017 at 8am
Where: Talent Skateboard Park
Register: Online here; $25 for 10k, $20 for 5k

The Kingsley Field Duathlon is a multi-sport event down in Klamath Falls, but also includes a 10k/5k running event as well. For those of you who don’t know, Kingsley Field is an Oregon Air National Guard base and the races themselves are put on by enlisted members of the base  striving to make a difference in the community that they serve. All money raised will be given to local charities!

Check out maps for the long course and short course, as well as the running-only distances

Kingsley Field Duathlon (Klamath Falls)
When: October 7, 2017
Where: Running Y Ranch Resort
Register: Online here;

  • $65 for Long Course
  • $55 for Short Course
  • $35 for 10k & 5k
About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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