Race Preview: 2021 Lithia Loop Trail Marathon

As the weather cools down and the leaves fall from the trees, we’re settling into long-sleeved running shirts and winter races. One such race is the 2021 Lithia Loop Trail Marathon, which is brought to us by the Rogue Valley Runners on Saturday November 6th.

This race will be held in beautiful Lithia Park in Ashland. The looped course circumnavigates the Ashland watershed while also accumulating a whopping 7,200 feet of elevation changes on dirt roads and some trails. There are 3 miles of double track trail, 5 miles of single track trails, and 16 miles of closed course dirt roads. There are also about 2 miles on asphalt. You can check out the Strava profile of the course here. Feel free to invite your support crew to cheer you on at mile 20 (Four Corners aid station,) or mile 23 (White Rabbit trailhead.) It’s time to get a little dirty and dig in!!

Packet pick-up will be at Rogue Valley Runners from 2:00PM to 6:00PM the Friday before the race. You can also register there in person that day, but shirts will not be guaranteed. You can also register for this race on race day between 6:30AM and 7:45AM at Pioneer Hall at Lithia Park.

Parking and bathrooms will be available at the park on race day and also at the race finish area in Pioneer Hall. There will be 6 aid stations along the course stocked up with GU packets and GU Brew. There will also be SUCCEED! Electrolyte replacement caps.

The race begins at 8:00AM and there will be a time limit of 6 hours on the course. All runners must make it through the Four Corners aid station located at mile 20 by 12:00PM.  Prepare for rain and possibly snow on the course in November!!

There will be awards for overall male and female winners, which will be presented after the race finishes at Pioneer Hall.

There are only 300 runners allowed on the course this year and the price is $75. Tech shirts will go to anyone registered before 10/31. If you choose to wait until race day to register, the price will go up to $90 and there will be no shirt included in the cost. Post race food and beverages will be included with your entry fee, as well as a finisher’s medal.

Register now so you have something to stay motivated for this winter!!


What: 2021 Lithia Loop Trail Marathon

When: Saturday, November 6th, 2021

Where: Lithia Park, Ashland OR

Cost: $75

Register: Here

Packet Pick-Up: Friday November 2nd at Rogue Valley Runners from 2:00PM to 6:00PM or on race day at Pioneer Hall in Lithia Park from 6:30AM to 7:45AM.

About Author

I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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