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Race Preview: 2020 Vortex Half Marathon and 10K Trail Run (Estacada)

**GIVEN THE UNCERTAINTY OF THINGS DUE TO COVID-19, PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE PREVIEWING THIS RACE AS IF IT IS STILL OCCURRING . WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO FOLLOW THESE RACES ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR THEIR WEBSITES TO DETERMINE IF CHANGES ARE BEING MADE**

It’s time to get registered for Run Wild Adventure’s Vortex Trail Run. This trail run includes a 10K and a Half Marathon, both with some serious elevation gain. The half marathon includes about 1500 feet of climbing and the 10K has about 600 feet of elevation gain. Regardless of distance, the trails include scenic views of the Clackamas River, forested trails, and open fields. You’ll run past sections of the disc golf course and perhaps even a few disc golfers, so be aware! Expect the trails at Milo McIver State Park to be challenging, muddy, and lots of fun.

This is one of my favorite trail runs, with a mix of terrain, scenery, and the unpredictable weather of March in Oregon. It is truly a new adventure every time I run it. And, since this event is at the site of the 1970 Vortex – the only state sponsored rock festival in history – be sure to break out your 70s attire for this throw-back trail run. You might even win a prize for best costume. There are also age division awards, which have been super-cool custom wood medals in the past, and expect a chance to win raffle prizes too!

In this blogger’s opinion, Vortex is a must-run event! Run Wild Adventures always puts on a well-organized and challenging trail run with a fun, small race atmosphere sure to bring a smile to your face and fatigue to your legs.

Vortex Trail Run Details

Date: Saturday, March 21

Times: 

  • 8:45 A.M. – Half Marathon
  • 9:00 A.M. – 10K

Location: Milo McIver State Park, 21300 South Springwater Rd, Estacada

Entry Fees:

  • $30 – 10K
  • $50 – Half Marathon
  • Add $10 to fee for Day of Race registration

Race Website: Click Here

 

About Annette Vaughan (480 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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