Race Preview: 2019 Shellburg Falls Trail Run (Lyons)

As a “road” runner I am drawn to an occasional “trail” run for something different than my normal races. I love Run Wild Adventure Trail Runs. They always gives me that extra adventure I need once in awhile. I’ve done a number of their races over the years and I love coming back. If your an avid trail runner, you will really enjoy this course.

If you’re wanting some adventure, Shellburg Falls Trail Run is a great race to check out.  This waterfall is tucked in a nice forest patch up on a nice little mountain. The trail course is a scenic loop totaling 5.2 miles, going around the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Shellburg Falls. It is a challenging trail run that has significant elevation gain. The course takes you behind Shellburg Falls for breathtaking beauty. Do expect muddy conditions and being December, the possibility of ice. The course for Run Wild Trail runs are always well marked, even in the mud!

Registration fills up fast every year. You can register here.

Price for registration is $30.00 and limited to 250 participants.
Day of race registration will not be available.
Time and Date:
  • December 7th at 9:00am
  • Packet Pick-up will be at the event from 7:30-9:00am
This is Shellburg Falls Trail Run’s 11th year. Celebrate post race with raffle prizes, food, music, beer garden and so much fun! Awards will also be given to top runners and top age group winner. Run Wild is known for a great post race event with really cool give-a-ways. This is definitely something worth staying for.
Directions: Shellburg Falls…21202 Fern Ridge Road SE Lyons, OR 97383

From I-5 exit 253 (Salem/Detroit Lake exit)take Hwy 22 East for 21 Miles and turn left on Fern Ridge Rd. just before the “Gingerbread House”. Follow Fern Ridge Rd. North for 1.2 Miles and Look for “Event Signs”! Take a sharp right and go through yellow gate and up Gravel road for 2 Miles to Start/Finish area at the campground. MAP
(Please note that the gates are only open for this race! Gates will lock by 12 noon!) Carpooling is strongly encouraged due to limited parking!

Check out Run Wild Adventures on Facebook here.

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About Julie Mullins (104 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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