Race Preview: Inaugural Great Scott! Climb to the Top Challenge (Glide)

Runners and/or mountain bikers, you are hereby challenged! Carve out some time on Saturday, October 13th for the inaugural Great Scott! Climb to the Top Challenge in Glide, OR (~20 minutes NE of Roseburg) – you won’t want to miss it!

The course begins at the base of Mt. Scott and goes straight to the top in 12 miles – runners will take a shuttle down and the cyclists get enjoy some sweet downhill for a total of 24 miles. Per the website:

The course begins on the historic Strader Ranch, and climbs 3500 feet in 12 miles (yes, you read that right, 3500 feet!) to the top of Mt. Scott. Mt. Scott is located on private property and is not open to the general public. Through the cooperation of Roseburg Forest Products, Lone Rock Timber, Strader Ranch and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), we have negotiated exclusive access to Mt. Scott and have created a course that will be fun, challenging and offer incredible views that few people will ever experience.  The course travels across beautiful ranch land, through tall conifer forests and ends at the top of the 4400’peak of Mt. Scott.

Three aid stations will be located on the course as well.

If you, family, or friends aren’t feeling ready to tackle to full challenge, a 6-mile “Fun Run” option is also on the table.

This event is hosted by the Umpqua Valley Christian School Booster Club. UVC  is a non-denominational K-12 Christian School in Roseburg, Oregon. Proceeds from this fundraising event will be used to help purchase a much needed Athletic and Activities bus.


Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018
9:00 AM for runners | 8:30 AM for bikers
Where: Glide, OR
$69 through 9/30 (HS students: $49)
Online here
Included: Chip timing, event t-shirt, bandana, commemorative pin, “swag” bag, light breakfast at check in, a full and complete lunch at the top of Mt. Scott, shuttle back down for runners, and a certificate of completion with recorded time!

For more event info including additional pricing for kids, camping, and contact information, visit the race website; be sure to follow the event’s Facebook page as well!

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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