Bask in Beauty at the Lithia Loop Trail Marathon (new distances added!)

Trail runners, this November marathon is for you! Rogue Valley Runners is putting on the Lithia Loop Trail Marathon for the 15th year. This loop course starts in Lithia Park and circumnavigates The Ashland watershed, accumulating 7,200 feet of elevation change. The course consists of 2 miles of pavement, 3 miles of double track trail, 5 miles of single track trail, and 16 miles of closed course dirt road.  The route is sure to challenge you as it climbs over three thousand feet in the first 10 miles then descends that amount in the last 6.

New this year is the addition of a Mini-Marathon (13.1 miles) and 10k Trail Run. These races will stay on the Loop course, but cut off at different points along the way.

The Lithia Loop Trail Marathon is well-supported with 5 aid stations along the course. Aid stations will include GU energy gels and SKRATCH electrolyte drink. Your entry fee also includes post-race food and beverages, a technical shirt (if registered before the shirt deadline) and a medal. There will be awards and prizes presented after the race.

Organizers encourage participants to be prepared for possible rain or snow at high elevations, but the finish line has often seen sunshine and temperatures of 60 degrees. In other words, wear layers and be prepared for our crazy November weather. There is a 6 hour time limit for this marathon.

Space is limited, so plan to register for the Lithia Loop Trail Marathon soon and enjoy a beautiful fall marathon in Southern Oregon.


When: Saturday, November 4th 2022 at 8:00AM

Packet Pick-Up: 2:00-6:00PM Friday at Rogue Valley Runners and from 7:00-7:45AM race day at the band shell in Lithia Park.

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.