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Race Preview: ORRC Autumn Leaves 50/50 Ultra Runs (St. Paul)

ORRC Autumn Leaves LogoFall is my favorite season as a runner! It brings cooler weather with sun breaks, rain, and beautiful colors all around us! It’s just the best! Fall also brings many Oregon races! One being, ORRC Autumn Leaves 50/50 at Champoeg Park in St. Paul (8239 Champoeg Rd NE St Paul OR 97137)

Champoeg Park is just the right size for this Ultra! Starting near the Champoeg Pavilion, you will run slightly down hill on flat dirt to a paved bike path.  You will loop around on  a paved path and then turn up the bike path to go over a wooden bridge and slightly uphill to the turn-around.  You then go downhill on the paved path and out onto a dirt path through a woodsey area looping back to the start/finish area.  The 50k will run this loop 5 times, while the 50 miler will run this 8 times.  This Ultra loop consists of 80% paved bike path and 20% dirt single track.  It’s a beautiful course full of all the colors of Fall, beautiful trees and is made for speed (mostly flat)!  There will be two aid stations set up. With the way the course loops, you will pass the aid stations three times for each loop, never being further than 2.5 miles from one. The aid stations will be stocked with water, sports drinks, gels and lots of ultra foods.  You can also leave your own stuff near the start under the covered area if needed.

With the early start and sunrise not until around 7:45a, be sure and bring a headlamp for your first couple miles.

Race Day Schedule: Saturday October 28th 2018

  • 5:30a Packet Pick up
  • 6:00a Early start for the 50 miler
  • 7:00a 50 miler and 50k start
  • 4:00p Cut off to start the last lap of your race

Friends and family can track their runners with Live tracking this year by Huber Timing

Register for ORRC Autumn Leaves 50k or 50 miler HERE!

  • 50 miler $110.00
  • 50k $90.00

You will receive a tech shirt for the 50 miler and the 50k.

There will be no day of race registration and this event often sells out! Don’t delay!

 

Read my Autumn Leave Review from 2017 HERE!

Find Autumn Leaves on Facebook HERE!

If you have any questions about Autumn Leaves, you can email race director Noel Tavan at  autumnleaves@oregonroadrunnersclub.org

 

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About Julie Mullins (32 Articles)
I am a 41 year-old runner from Dallas, OR. I am married to Jerry (also a runner) and we have three kids (one who will run with us on occasion). I work full time at West Valley Hospital/Salem Health and run as often as I can. I ran in High school but as an adult, started running in 2008. Since then, I have completed 13 full marathons, numerous 5k, 10ks and 15k. I've run two Ultras and just completed my 31st half marathon. My goal is the get my BQ in 2018 at Eugene Marathon! (Pinch me, I DID IT!!!) I also organize a local running group called ZaoFit (on facebook). I LOVE running with others - it is what keeps me motivated to stay consistent, and to keep dreaming big.

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