Race Preview: 2017 ORRC Autumn Leaves 50/50 (Champoeg park)

– Photo via ORRC

As fall surrounds us with the beautiful colors of changing leaves, running can often take on a new perspective depending on where you put your feet down. Champoeg State Park in St Paul is one of those places where every tree seems to put on its own show, trying to outdo all the others, which makes it an amazing place to take in the scenery… or run a few miles.

Since 2003, the ORRC has organized the Autumn Leaves Ultras, which are definitely one of the fastest 50K/50 mile courses out there. The course is a 10K loop which means the 50K folks run it 5 times while the 50 mile runners go around 8 times. The course is nearly flat with only a couple of soft rolls along the way. 80% of the course is on a paved bike path while 20% is on single track dirt trail. All along the way, runners are treated to picturesque park settings, which help keep the loops from getting old.

When: Saturday, October 28th. The race starts at 6am and runners must bring headlamps for the beginning of the race.

Cost: ORRC members get a break at $95 (50 miler) and $75 (50K).

Non members are $105 (50 miler) and $85 (50K).

Register: Online at Ultra Signup

About Drew Roberts (195 Articles)
Insanely happy husband & father. Trail running junkie. Ultramarathon rookie. Saved by grace.

1 Comment on Race Preview: 2017 ORRC Autumn Leaves 50/50 (Champoeg park)

  1. Only a few days left to register for Autumn Leaves 50/50. We have no day of race registration. Have you seen the weather forecast? Sunny and 65 degrees on Saturday. Come on out and run or trot a 50k or 50 miler. We have a free catered lunch for you and you can also have a free post race massage from an experienced sports masseuse who as worked the US Olympic Track and Field Championships. We are a small event that caters to you the runner. We try to pamper you so you can get that PR or knock out a new distance. And if you said you read this on the Run Oregon Blog, send me an email and I will knock 5$ off your entry fee! Check us out on Ultrasignup.com or send us an email at AutumnLeavesRD@hotmail.com

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