Race Preview: 2018 Hardesty Hardcore Trail Run (Oakridge)

The Hardesty Hardcore hosted by Level 32 Racing is coming up on Labor Day weekend with two distances to choose from: the “hardcore” 14 miler or the Forest Fiver, a sweet 5.5 miles.

The 14 miler kicks off with a 4.5 mile, 3,300 foot climb, turns you around for the same stats on the downhill, then tapers off for the final 5.5 miles.

The Forest Fiver is a 5.5 mile course and will start at the South Creek Trailhead and will run into the finish at the Hardesty Trailhead parking lot. The Forest Fiver is considered easy-to-moderate and will have gradual ascents and descents. Both races will be on a single track trail.

Racers in the 5.5 mile event will take a shuttle from the Hardesty Trailhead parking lot at 8:15 AM to the starting line. There is no parking at the 5.5 mile start.

Aid stations are available throughout each course, with 4 stations for the 14 mile and 1 station for the 5.5 mile. They will have water, electrolyte drinks, and light snacks at each station.

There will be awards presented to the top three in each age group per event, as well as an award for overall male and female winner. Two pairs of Altra shoes will be given away at random as well!

Register early to secure your spot, as the race has a participant limit!


When: Saturday, September 1, 2018
Time: 14M: 8:00 am | 5.5M: 8:30 am (shuttle at 8:15 am)
Where: Hardesty Mountain Trailhead | Oakridge, OR
Price: 14M: $35 | 5.5M: $30 (race shirt available for additional $14)

You can keep up with the event / host on Facebook here!

About Author

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, snowshoeing, and traveling the world. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan.

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