Race Preview: 2017 Lithia Loop Trail Marathon (Ashland)

Trail runners, this November marathon is for you! Rogue Valley Runners is putting on the Lithia Loop Trail Marathon for the 10th year. This loop course consists of 2 miles of pavement, 3 miles of double track trail, 5 miles of single track trail, and 16 miles of closed course dirt road.  The route is sure to challenge you as it climbs over three thousand feet in the first 10 miles then descends that amount in the last 6.

The Lithia Loop Trail Marathon is well-supported with 6 aid stations along the course. Aid stations will include GU packets, GU Brew, and SUCCEED! (S! Caps). Your entry fee also includes post-race food and beverages, a technical shirt (if registered before the shirt deadline,) and a medal. There will be awards and prizes presented after the race.

Organizers encourage participants to be prepared for possible rain or snow at high elevations, but the finish line has often seen sunshine and temperatures of 60 degrees. In other words, wear layers and be prepared for our crazy November weather. There is a 6 hour time limit for this marathon.

Space is limited to 300 participants, so plan to register for the Lithia Loop Trail Marathon soon and enjoy a beautiful fall marathon in southern Oregon.


Lithia Loop Trail Marathon Details

Date: Saturday, November 4

Time: 8:00 A.M.

Location: Lithia Park, Ashland

Entry Fee: $80
$90 – Day of Race

Race Website: Click Here

About Annette Vaughan (495 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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