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Race Preview: 2018 Crater Lake Rim Runs

Don’t miss your chance to run at one of the most beautiful National Parks in Oregon. The 42nd Annual Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon is just around the corner and filling fast! This event includes 3 distances: 6.7 miles, 13 miles, and a marathon. Only the 6.7 mile distance is open to walkers. All courses run along the rim of Crater Lake, so the views will be amazing. The course will be challenging with the altitude ranging from 5,980 ft. to 7,850 ft. Registration is limited to just 500 participants total. (As of July 10, there were only 76 place left!)

The courses are on paved roads except for the last 4 miles of the marathon, which is on dirt/pumice cinders. All courses include long grades with elevation loss/gains nearing 1,000 feet over 5 miles. All distances also have various time limits, so be sure to check the website to be sure you can meet the cut-off times.

2018 Rim Runs Course Map

On race day there will be shuttles running from various locations around the park to the start line, so if you are spending the night in the area be sure to check out the schedule.

Aid stations will be available approximately every 2 miles – after mile 3 – with sponges, electrolytes, and water. There will also be watermelon, pop, and bagels at the finish area. All finishers will receive a medal and shirt. An awards ceremony will be held afterwards with overall and age group award being given out.

If you want to run at Crater Lake in 2018, be sure to register soon!

 

Crater Lake Rim Runs Details

Date: Saturday, August 11

Time: 7:30 A.M.

Location: Crater Lake National Park

Entry Fees: $65 – 6.7 mile
$80 – 13 mile
$100 – Marathon

Registration Website: Click Here

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About Annette Vaughan (374 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner, personal trainer, and race director in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is the race director for Get A Clue Scavenger Race and owns a personal training studio in Canby. She believes in promoting movement, since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.

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