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Race Preview: 2018 Ridgeline Ramble 10k/20k Trail Run & Relay (Eugene)

 

Ready for adventure? The 10th annual Ridgeline Ramble 20k/10k Trail Run is a great way to spend Memorial Weekend. This Level 32 Racing event on May 26th will cover the entire Ridgeline Trail in South Eugene and it’s going to be fun!! You can run the 20k or the 10k by yourself or you can get a friend to do the 20k as a 2-person Relay with you and really have fun with it!!

Both the 10k and 20k will explore the new Dillard Connector trail to the Mt. Baldy Trailhead. The terrain is described as “approximately 85% trails and gravel/dirt roads with approx.. 1.25 mile on paved roads through the Spring Boulevard neighborhood.” You’ll have a 459’ elevation drop from start to finish for the 20k and a 341’ drop for the 10k. The start of the 10k is at the Fox Hollow lot and the Blanton Road Trailhead will be the start of the 20k. If you are opting for the relay instead, the exchange point will be at the kiosk in the Fox Hollow trailhead lot. The first portion of the relay is more difficult than the 2nd. Check out the printable course map here. Water and some small snacks will be available at several places along the course as well as GU Brew and GU Energy Gel at a couple stations. All 20k participants should be prepared to display their race bibs at the Fox Hollow trailhead before heading to Dillard Road. The runner doing the first leg of the relay will show their race bibs to the official at Fox Hollow before tagging off to their second runner.

There will be no parking available at the start line. Participants are asked to park at LLC (Lane Community College) and take the shuttle to their respective start line. The shuttle for the 20k race and the 1st person in the relay teams will leave the LCC at 7:20AM sharp. The shuttle for the 10k and the 2nd person for the relay option will depart at 8:00AM. There will be no shuttles at the end of the race taking people to the start. There will just be one additional shuttle to transport the 1st runner in the 2-person relay from the Fox Hollow Trailhead back to LCC and that shuttle will depart at 9:20AM. There will be a bag drop available to those who want it. You will be responsible for making sure your name and bib number are clearly displayed on your bag and it will go into to a van at the start line of whichever event you are registered for.

There will be an awards ceremony after the race, and custom wooden medallions will go to the top 20k and 10k finishers. There will also be some random prize drawings, including 2 pairs of Altra Running Shoes.

The cost for this race is $30. You may also buy a shirt for an additional $14 but please note that there is NO REGISTRATION on race day for this race! There is an entry limit on this race due to the nature of the course and this event does tend to fill very fast, so consider registering ASAP!

 

Details:

What: 2018 Ridgeline Ramble 10k/20k Trail Run & Relay

When: Saturday, May 26th, 2018. 20k & Relay start at 8:00AM (shuttle at 7:25AM) and 10k starts at 8:40AM (shuttle at 8:10AM.)

Where: Ridgeline Trail, Blanton Heights Trailhead to Lane Community College in Eugene.

Register: Here. You can also register in person at Run Hub NW (515 High Street) until 12:00PM on 5/25 or when the event is full.

Registration Cost: $30 for 20k/10k  ($25 for 17 & under or 60 & over.) $30 per person for 20k Two-Person Relay with short sleeved tech shirts available for purchase for $14. Price increases after 5/25. There is NO RACE DAY registration available.

Packet Pick-Up: 6:45AM to 7:20AM on race day at the finish line at LCC until the shuttle buses leave. Bibs not picked up by this this time will be at the start line waiting.

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About Nikki Mueller (254 Articles)
I'm a mother of two boys who is a certified group exercise instructor for Baby Bootcamp in SW Portland. I have two young boys and am actively involved in their co-operative preschool. 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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