Race Preview: 2018 Bristow Trail Run

I love singletrack trails. I never tire of them – dirt, mud, pine needles, roots, rocks…they are my favorite. Level 32 Racing’s Bristow Trail Run, part of the Run Big Trail Series, gives you 5.2 miles of beautiful singletrack along the Willamette River. Most of this is wooded and may have a few “stream” crossings, where your feet will get wet. The course is entirely flat, so this becomes more a mental challenge: you’re running loops.

The 2018 event on Saturday, February 3, 2018 will have a 50k (6 loops), 25k (3 loops), 10M (2 loops), or a 5M (1 loop). Pick your poison!

There will be 2 aid stations per loop that runners pass twice (so, really, 4 chances for aid per loop). Aid stations will be stocked with water, Gatorade, GUs, electrolyte brew tablets, other snacks, and basic first aid. If you want something special just for you, you can drop it at an aid station prior to the event and use it during your race (all aid stations are at the road intersections).

There will be custom awards presented to the top 3 overall male and female winners in each distance, and the top 3 in each age group in each race will receive a Bristow Trail Run medal. Award winners will be recognized throughout the event, in lieu of an actual awards ceremony.

Age Groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 8:30 am for the 50k | 10am all other events, staggered
Place: Elijah Bristow State Park | Dexter, Oregon
Price: 50K: $55 | 25K: $40 | 10M:$35 | 5M: $30, through Friday, February 2. Ages 17 & under and 60+, deduct $5. Add $10 to all entry fees on race day. Tech shirts are available for an additional $14.
Registration: Online here!

About Author

Bobi Jo has lived all over the midwest but moved to Portland in 2007 and now calls it home. She started casually running in 2012 and trained up for the "Run Like A Mother" 5k as her first proper event. She got a taste of the runner's high and is now a veteran ultrarunner. While running is her favorite sport, she is a "Jill of all trades, master of none" - her other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and traveling the world. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan.

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