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Race Preview: 2018 Stumptown Trail Runs Half Marathon & 50k

 

If you love running in Forest Park in Portland, there’s great opportunity in your future if you get into the 2018 Stumptown Trail Runs (formerly Trail Factor 50k & Half Marathon) on May 26-28. The Half Marathon is on Saturday the 26th and the 50k will be Monday the 28th. It is currently a sold out race, but you can still register to get on the waiting list for this beautiful event by Go Beyond Racing. The funds from this race will go to the Forest Park Conservancy.

The 50k is the only one of it’s kind held in Portland and will travel the Wildwood Trail as well as some other trails along Forest Park. There will be approximately 4000’ of elevation gain. There will be 4 aid stations along the course with GU gels, electrolyte drink, gummy bears, PB&J, bananas, chips and other sweet and salty provisions. There will also be 1 aid station with just water. There is a cutoff time of 1:30PM at the 4th aid station a bit past mile 20. Check out more details about the course here.

The half marathon will also be challenging, with 1,920’ of elevation gain. You will also have a fantastic journey on some great trails. The course starts and finishes at the Leif Erikson and Wild Cherry trails junction and there will be 3 aid stations with GU gels, electrolyte drink, and water. Course details for the half can be found here.

There will be no drop bags and the race will be cupless, so please bring your own to the aid stations to stay hydrated.

After your amazing accomplishment on the trails, stick around for the awards and some post-race food and drink. You will have earned it!

 

Details:

What: 2018 Stumptown Trail Run Half Marathon & 50k

When: Half Marathon is Saturday, May 26th, 2018 at 9:00AM. 50k is Monday, May 28th, 2018 at 8:00AM.

Where: Leif Erikson, quarter mile from the topp of Thurman Street in Forest Park, Portland. See map here. Carpooling is highly recommended, as parking is limited and tends to fill quickly. Please don’t block driveways. If you opt to take Lyft to the race, use code “stumptownrocks” to get a discount.

Register: Sold out, but get on the waiting list here.

Registration Cost: $110 for 50k, $80 for Half Marathon. Costs go up $10 day of race. Optional shirt available for purchase during registration.

Packet Pick-Up: Day of Race pick-up for Half from 7:15AM-8:30AM and for 50k from 6:15AM-7:30AM.

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About Nikki Mueller (278 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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