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Race Preview: 2018 McDonald Forest 50K (Corvallis)

Spring races are coming up fast, so put your winter training to the test with the 23rd annual McDonald Forest 50K (aka “Mac 50”) in Corvallis on Saturday, May 12, 2018. This race is a fundraiser for the Corvallis area high school cross-country running and ski teams.

The Mac 50 means business, with at least 6,800 feet of gain over 20 miles of beautiful singletrack and 10 miles of logging roads! Luckily for your efforts, you’ll be rewarded with scenic views of the Cascades, coast range and Soap Creek Valley (provided it’s sunny!). An elevation map is below and if you’re like me and love downhill, you’ll end the race with a decent descent!

Five aid stations dot the course and will feature Hammer Nutrition. Please note that the 2018 event will be cupless, so please plan accordingly.

This event is limited to 300 runners, and is also part of the Trail Runner Trophy Series. This is a super rad event with homemade soup, bluegrass music, and a free bottle of MAC beer at the finish. Don’t miss it!

Details:

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: 
8:00 AM (early start at 7:00 AM)
Where: Peavy Arboretum | Corvallis, OR
Price:
$70 (add $10 after 3/31)
Registration: 
Online at Ultra Signup

For more event info, visit the race website or their Facebook page!

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About Bobi Jo (95 Articles)
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, and snowshoeing. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan. Her best adventure buddies are her husband and her Australian Shepherd.

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