Race Preview: 2019 Moore Mountain Trail Runs (Klamath Falls)

Trail running enthusiasts and those up for a challenge will want to check out the Moore Mountain Trail Run this September. Linkville Lopers Running and Walking Club hosts the event and states it is Klamath County’s premiere trail running event and boasts one of the best half-marathon trail courses in the Pacific Northwest.

The event will hold a 30k, half marathon, 5k and  for participants to choose from. The race features sweeping views of Upper Klamath Lake and Mt. Shasta and over 2100 feet of hills on the 30k, 1600 feet for the half marathon, and the 5k a technically challenging route with minimal elevation change. I recently ran in Moore Mountain and it was absolutely incredible.

Weather in early September is typically around 50 degrees in Klamath Falls, making for ideal trail running conditions. But it is Oregon, so it is best to be prepared for anything. Parking should be ample at the Moore Park site and aid stations will be pretty plentiful.

Tired of race shirts? This year’s participants will receive a Headsweat visor along with a goody bag and after the race you can relax with an after party complete with beverages, snacks, food vendors, music and raffle prizes.

Make a whole weekend of things and head over on Saturday evening for the Trails In Motion Film Festival. Starting at 5pm at the Ross Ragland Theater, this will be a “trail running film showcase is an engaging global film tour showcasing imaginative and awe-inspiring trail running productions from around the world.” There will be great short films and documentaries, pizza from Rodeo’s Pizza and Saladeria, local beer, and a ton of great raffle prizes. If you care to make a donation, these will be given to the Klamath Trails Alliance who develop, protect, and maintain Klamath’s trails.

When: Sunday, September 1st at 830am for 30k & 9am
Where: Moore Park in Klamath Falls
Register: Online here;

  • $55 (30k)
  • $45 (Half)
  • $25 (5k)
About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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