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Emerald City Trail Series (Eugene) Race #1
June 2 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM PDT$20 – $80
The Emerald City Trail Series is a fun trail race series held in Howard Buford Recreational Area and Mt. Pisgah Arboretum in Eugene. This set of five trail races between 3-8 miles takes place every Thursday in June. What makes Buford and Mt. Pisgah a wonderful place to have a series is the park’s wide variety of trails and scenery. Mt. Pisgah’s 1531′ summit is in the middle of the largest of Lane County’s 73 parks. It offers views of the Cascade Mountains, Spencer Butte, the Middle and Coastal Forks of the Willamette River, Eugene, Springfield, Creswell, Jasper, Pleasant Hill, and Goshen.
All races will start at the #38 trailhead near the Sheriff’s Mounted Posse arena at the North end of Buford. Parking will be on Buford Park Road, just beyond the North Trailhead Parking Lot gate. Runners will be required to have a $5 parking permit using the Passport Parking app and zone 97306 for each race. An annual Lane County Parks Permit will also work. Donate at least $50 to Friends of Buford and Mt. Pisgah membership and get a Lane County Parking Permit good at all parks plus park trail maps.
We’ll meet at Public House for a party after the last race on June 30, where we will give out awards and raffle prizes from our sponsors. All participants receive an Emerald City Trail Series glass from Ninkasi and Bigfoot Beverages.
Race #1; June 2
6.5 miles with 1100′ ascent using the trails 3, 17, 5, and back to 3. Runners reach views of Eugene and the Coastal Mountains, Arboretum trails, a rocky terrain climb through an open prairie, and a descent past Swing Hill to the finish.