The first event of the 2017 Run Big Trail Series-aka RBTS (
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 50K, 10am - All other distances - staggered start times
Distances: 50K, 25K, 10M, 5M
Location: Elijah Bristow State Park - Dexter, Oregon
Directions: Take I-5 to Exit #188 (Hiway 58 towards Oakridge). Take Hiway 58 for 8.5 miles to Rattlesnake Road. Turn left, on Rattlesnake and go .2 mile to Wheeler Road. Turn right on Wheeler and go .7 mile to the entrance to the park at the second left, past the equestrian parking area. Watch for signs to Elijah Bristow State Park.
Courses: The course consists of a 5.2 mile loop, all on single-track trails. The course is entirely flat, on trails adjacent to the Willamette River. Most sections of the course are wooded, and a few stream crossings (5-10 meters long and less than a foot deep) are possible, depending on the water level of the river. The 50K will cover the loop 6 times, the 25K will cover the loop 3 times, the 10M will cover the loop twice (yes, that makes the distance 10.4 miles), and the 5M will cover the loop once (actually 5.2 miles).
Course Map: Click here for a COURSE MAP. An elevation profile map is not necessary - the elevation changes less than 10 feet from the start and finish elevation of 440 feet above sea level.
Entry Fees: 50K - $55 / 25K - $40 / 10M - $35 / 5M - $30, through Friday, February 6. Ages 17 & under AND 60 & over, deduct $5. Add $10 to all entry fees on race day. Tech shirts are available for an additional $12.
Registration:At Eugene Running Company (116 Oakway Center) through Friday, February 3rd at noon, and on race day, from 7:30am to 9:45am. CLICK HEREforprintable entry form
Online registration link is LIVE, click logo below. Open until midnight on 2/3/17
Packet Pickup:On race day, Saturday, February 4, 2017, from 7:30am to 9:45am.
Aid Stations: There will be two aid stations on the 5.2 mile loop, both of which will be passed twice, for a total of four stations on the loop. For distances covering multiple loops, there will also be an aid station at the transition area (start/finish line). Aid stations will be stocked with water, Gatorade, GU Energy Gel & Electrolyte Brew Tablets, light snacks and basic first aid - anyone needing any other aid supplies can bring the supplements of their choice, and drop it at an aid station prior to the event (all aid stations are at the road intersections).
Awards: Custom Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female winners in each distance and the top three in each age group in each race will receive a Bristow Trail Run medal. Award winners will be recognized throughout the event, in lieu of an actual awards ceremony.