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Race Preview: 2019 Stub Stewart Trail Challenge (Buxton)

The Stub Stewart Trail Challenge is the 3rd race (out of 4) in Bivouac Racing’s Oregon State Park’s Trail Series. This event includes a 1/2 marathon and a 1/4 marathon distance with a mix of paved and unpaved trail. The paved portion will be run on the Banks-Vernonia Trail. If you like variety on your runs, this is the race for you. From mixed running surfaces to gently rolling hills to tough climbs, this race promises a bit of everything. As you can see from the elevation map below, there is a reason the word “challenge” is in the race name!

Stub Stewart Trail Challenge 1/2 Marathon elevation map.

Both courses are loop courses, with the 1/2 marathon running the loop twice. Once clockwise and then counter clockwise on the 2nd lap. There will be 2 aid stations on the course, but be prepared – Bivouac Racing events are cupless, so BYODV (bring your own drinking vessel!)

After the race there will be food and beer, as well as a Bivouac Racing mug for all finishers. There will also be a chance to win some cool SWAG, so stick around afterwards!

As this race is in a state park, there is a $5 per vehicle Day-Use Fee that will be required for all vehicles entering the park. So, be sure to have an extra $5 on hand.


Stub Stewart Trail Challenge Details

Date: Sunday, October 20

Time: 9:00 A.M.

Location: L. L. Stub Stewart State Park, Buxton, OR

Entry Fees:

  • $45 – 1/4 Marathon
  • $55 – 1/2 Marathon
  • After Oct. 19 add $5 to listed fees

Race Website: Click Here

About Annette Vaughan (469 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner, personal trainer, and race director in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is the race director for Get A Clue Scavenger Race and owns a personal training studio in Canby. She believes in promoting movement, since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.

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