Britt Training Runs
11/01/14: Now that we're on standard time, the weekly Britt Woodlands group runs have been moved back to 3 p.m., and now on Sundays. Meet in the parking lot above the festival grounds.
Doug Naversen race director of the Britt Woods Firehouse Run
2014 Stagecoach Run
With the leaves turning in Jacksonville we had a great turnout for the 2014 running of the Stagecoach run. Weather in October can be a mixed bag but today we were blessed with nice warm weather and no rain. The large field of runners enjoyed the course's rolling hills and the views of the Rogue Valley. For a list of the race results go HERE.
Photo by: Terry Croft
Longest Day Run
Easton Raber showing off the trophy he won that was donated by People's Bank.
Last night we held the Longest Day Run. What a great celebration for the Longest Day. Some of you may not realize that the Southern Oregon Runners is such a family focused organization. It's our goal to put on as many family friendly events as we possibly can. We already have some of the lowest cost running events throughout the entire U.S. but we have now lowered the rate for youth entries again. We are going to allow youths 17 and under to register for our running events for just $7.00.
If you didn't get a chance to come out for last nights event you really need to put it on your calendar for next year. Race director Charles Hodge has turned this event into an amazing celebration! After your run you are treated to pizza, watermelon, cookies, and chocolates. Sponsor People's Bank provided trophies for every age group. That included first, second, and third place. The runners usually hang out in the park until almost dark enjoying the feast. All of that and we also donated part of the proceeds to Friends of the Animal Shelter. .
Oh yeah, we had a run too! The results are posted here.
Run the Ditch Trail 5/10 Miler
Brian Johnson and Victoria Haynes enjoying the start of the Run the Ditch Trail Run.
For the third year race directors Seth Weintraub and Steve Goldman have delivered one of the most beautiful trail runs in Southern Oregon. The course starts with about a half mile run down a scenic dirt road and then turns for a mile long climb up the Bear Gulch ravine. After your hard work you are treated to some sweet single track trail that at times has vistas of the entire valley below. We had great weather and you could see for many miles. Several miles of relatively flat running on the Sterling Mine Ditch brings you to a fork in the trail. If you are running the 5 mile run you can turn right and bomb down the Tunnel Ridge ravine to the finish line below. There are parts of the Sterling Mine Ditch that run through private property and the property owners have not given permission for people hiking the ditch trail to come through their property and the trail has been rerouted. The 10 milers will begin a lengthy climb up and over some of that private property and then back down to the ditch trail. At the final trailhead they turn onto a dirt road and race mostly downhill back to the finish line.
If you haven’t done this race it’s definitely one to put on your list for next year! The results can be found here.
Lost Creek Trail Runs -- April 26, 2014
Perfect weather for a run at the lake.
Big thanks to all the volunteers and participants that made the 3rd annual LCTR a success. We had 274 finishers. 111 30k, 109 5k and 28 relay teams. It was a little chilly early on but warmed up nice with the rain holding off until late Saturday evening. The 30k open was won by Korey Konga in a 2:03:44 and Becka Kem in a 2:13:30. The 30k masters were Mark Loewenstein in a 2:14:21 and Lorelei Phillips in a 2:48:08. The 5k champs. were Justin Rosas in a 20:18 and Taryn Dance in a 24:36. We had a 12 and under division in the 5k as well that was won by Easton Raber in a 29:05 and Taryn Dance in a 24:36. New this year was a two person 30k relay that was won by Nathan and Amy Stroh in a 2:32:38. Congratulations to all the finishers. Over 2,000 photos on the Lost Creek Trail Runs Facebook page. See you all next year.
Tyrone & Laura Raber