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Race Preview: 2018 Alsea Falls Spring Fling Trail Run 5k/10k/Half Marathon (Monroe)

Being a runner in the Pacific Northwest means we have the advantage of a lot of beautiful trail races to choose from. This year, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a gorgeous run through the extremely scenic Monroe, OR. The 2018 Alsea Falls Spring Fling 5k/10k/Half Marathon Trail Run will be your chance to start off a Spring running season in the best possible way.

Whether you are new to trail racing or a seasoned vet, there are some great options for you. The staging area for the events will be the day use area of the Alsea Falls Recreation Center where the course will take you on breathtaking trails and a few logging roads. This will be a challenging course, (especially if it’s been raining, as it could be slippery) and please look out for tree roots!! The routes are pretty straight forward. The 5k is an out and back with a large sign stating “5k Turnaround and 10k Turnaround.”  The 10k runs to the Alpha Aid Station and turns around for a climb up back the way you already came, and the half will continue on to the south side of Alsea Falls and back. There will be arrows and colored ribbons out there to help direct you. Check out the link to the course map.

The cost of the race is $50 for the half marathon, $40 for the 10k, and $30 for the 5k. The cost will increase $5 after 2/28. There will be tech t-shirts available for $25 for pre-order until March 1st, but there will be a limited supply on race day.

After the race, stick around for some food, as all entrants will be treated to a family BBQ! Beverages will also be included and there are veggie options as well. The top 2 men and women from the half will receive entry into the Mary’s Peak 50 Mile or 50k/25k. Other category winners will get 50% off an Oregon Trail Runs event!!

Details:

What: 2018 Alsea Falls Spring Fling 5k/10k/Half Marathon Trail Run

When: Saturday, March 17th, 2018. Half at 10:00AM, 10k at 10:15AM, and 5k at 10:20AM

Where: Alsea Falls Recreation Center, Monroe, OR. Allow 10-15 minutes after parking to walk to the day use area. There will be an area to store jackets/clothes.

Register: Here

Registration Cost: Half is $50, 10k is $40 and 5k is $30. Price goes up $5 after 2/28.  Ages 9-18 get a 50% discount if you enter code “Junior” when registering.

Packet Pick Up: Register day of race after 8:00AM

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About Nikki Mueller (333 Articles)
I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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