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Looking Glass Endurance Runs
April 23 @ 5:30 AM - 11:30 PM PDT$45 – $125
Just like Alice, enter a wonderland on your personal adventure of nature and endurance. Test your mental and physical fortitude on the “backyard” 3.1 mile course that includes oak savannahs, PNW mountain streams, and boardwalks. Run for 3, 6, 12, or 18 hours!
12-Hour and 18-Hour races start at 5:30am. 6-Hour and 3-Hour races start at 12pm (noon).
From downtown Ashland take Granite Street to the “back” of Lithia Park. Parking is available in areas around park.
The route consists of a 3.1 mile loop within a loop that includes ~350′ of gain and loss. The first 3 hours of each race is the Tweedledee Loop: leave the swimming pond area on Glenview Dr., then down Fork St (both gravel roads). Then jump on a short downhill singletrack to join the old Pioneer St (closed gravel road) through the park, past the park offices and old campground and across the boardwalk. Then head uphill on singletrack for the inner loop, and then across the ridge to drop back down on Ashland Creek and pop back out at the swimming pond. After 3 hours you change directions (for the Tweedledum Loop), and change back every 3 hours. The Tweedledee Loop can be viewed at https://www.strava.com/segments/29773958. Each loop includes ~1.25 miles of gravel road and rest singletrack. Although some portions of the course area on gravel road (will not be closed to traffic), there is no portion of the course that crosses traffic.