Race Preview: 2019 Mountain Lakes 100 (Olallie Lake, Oregon) SOLD OUT – MAKE PLANS FOR 2020!

Ready to put all your training to the ultimate test? Want to take a swing at one of the U.S.’s best 100 mile races, which happens to be right here in Oregon? Is an ultra-marathon on your bucket list and you are trying to find just the right one to register for? Want a prize purse to lure your feet into running even faster?

The Mountain Lakes 100 miler is something you need to consider. I wish I was trained and ready for a 100-miler as I would run this race without a second thought at the sanity (insanity?) of running 100 miles (I’m Jones ’in for my first dip into the ultra-scene).

Here are some of the race details. I won’t go into full details of the course, as with a 100 miler, it is safe to assume you will run into everything and should be prepared for lots of ascending and descending. Mountain Lakes 100 race organizers have done a fantastic job  detailing the course, so see the links I provide to connect you right to the source for all the nitty-gritty. But briefly, this is what you have to look forward to:

Check out the race course here, and it’s clear while the Mountain Lakes 100 is a fantastic event. I sure wish I was trained and ready to participate, but for those of you who are considering this race – please consider registering in 2020. Note that beginning this year all racers must complete a total of eight  hours of trail work, so get to planning on that as well.

Date: Saturday & Sunday, September 21-22, 2019
Distance: 100 mile ultra trail run
Start Time: 8 a.m. at Olallie Lake Resort

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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