DATE: Saturday, December 9, 2023
DISTANCES: 50K, 25K, 15K & 5K
START TIMES: Staggered individually based on pace per mile
LOCATION: Howard Buford Park, Mt Pisgah - Eugene, Oregon
*Parking fees covered by Level 32 Racing.
START/FINISH: At the horse arena staging area, to the north of the northern trailhead. Left after you cross the river; watch for signs.
DIRECTIONS: From I-5 Southbound: Exit #189 - 30th Ave. Turn right immediately onto McVay. Turn left on 30th. Turn left on OR-225. Turn right on Franklin Blvd East just past the gas station. Turn left on Seavey Loop - keep going straight. When you reach the end of the road after crossing the river, turn left, follow to the Horse Arena area at the end, past the nursery. (opposite end of the park from the arboretum)
From I-5 Northbound: Exit #189. Go straight through at the stop sign. Turn right on Franklin Blvd East, just past the gas station. Turn left on Seavey Loop - keep going straight. When you reach the end of road after crossing the river, turn left, follow to the Horse Arena area at the end, past the nursery (opposite end of the park from the arboretum).
A huge THANK YOU to the Friends of Buford Park and volunteer trail committees, who put in countless hours of trail maintenance and construction throughout the year within the Howard Buford Park/Mt. Pisgah area. Check out this link to participate in trail volunteering. https://bufordpark.org/blogs/volunteering-with-the-friends/standing-volunteer-opportunities or email email@example.com Please mention Level 32 Racing, as we're hoping to have more trail runner representation as part of the volunteer corps.
Expect wet & muddy conditions on the flat sections of Base Loop 1 and Base Loop 2. Steep Summit Loop has a short section on packed gravel road. (The .64 out & back section to AID2 is gravel as well.) The rest of the courses cover very well maintained trails of varying trail width and surfaces. Base Loop 1, 2 & Summit Loop all have small creek crossings.
The 5K is very challenging - from 1.32 miles to 1.9 miles, the course goes straight up the mountain. The 50K is comprised of 4 loops, each gaining between 800 and 1000 feet of elevation. The 25K is comprised of 2 loops, each gaining between 800 and 1000 feet of elevation. The 15K is comprised of one loop, climbing 900 feet of elevation. TIME LIMIT: The 50K has a time limit of 8 hours. All courses will close at 4pm.
Please check the respective distance map (above) for the aid locations. Events that loop back to the start/finish area before continuing onto the next loop (25K/50K) will have a "transition" aid station at the start/finish area. Be prepared to provide your BIB# at each pass through the transition area. This is for athlete tracking & to capture splits. Aid stations will be supplied with first aid, water, GU Brew, GU Energy Gel & light snacks.
50K - $75, 25K - $55 , 15K - $45, 5K - $30. Ages 17 & under and 60 and older, deduct $5. Add $5 for Race Day Registration.
Long sleeve tech shirts available for $18. Early cut-off is 11/28.
(If shirt size is not showing available during online registration, it's likely sold out. Inquire for shirts available at the race.)
Use the link above to register online or sign up in person at Run Hub NW (515 High St.) through Friday, December 8th at 12pm noon.
Pick up your bib on race day at the start/finish area. 50K bibs available at 7:00 am.