Shotgun Creek Recreation Area - Northwest of Marcola, Oregon
50K, 25K, 10K & 5K
DATE: Saturday, April 1, 2023
DISTANCES: 50K (31 miles), 25K (15.5 miles), 10K (6.2 miles), 5K (3.1 miles)
START TIMES: Staggered individually based on pace per mile
LOCATION: Shotgun Creek Recreation Area - northwest of Marcola, Oregon
DIRECTIONS: From the south (Eugene/Springfield): Take Marcola Road north 12.8 miles from the intersection of Marcola and Camp Creek Roads. Turn left onto Shotgun Creek Road and go 1.5 miles to the Shotgun Creek Campground. Turn right into the campground, and the staging area will on the left in .1 mile.
From the north (Crawfordsville / Sweethome): Take Brush Creek Road south, which will become Marcola Road - go 12.4 miles to Shotgun Creek Road. Turn right and go 1.5 miles to the Shotgun Creek Campground. Turn right into the campground and the staging area will be on the left in .1 mile
PARKING: Plenty of parking is available in the Shotgun Creek Campground parking lot - please do not park on the side of the road on Shotgun Creek Road. Parking fees are covered by Level 32 Racing.
Shotgun Trail Blast is the second event in the Run Big Trail Series (RBTS), a trail series for all levels of fitness.
1. Bristow Trail Run
2. Shotgun Trail Blast
3. Ridgeline Ramble
4. Hardesty Hardcore
5. Autumn Trails Eugene
6. Frozen Trail Runfest
If you like trees, mud, streams, hills and incredible views, then here's the event for you. Best kept single track trail running secret in Lane County! Beautiful canopy of trees throughout, with many small rock bridges, manageable elevation gain and a fast finish. You'll have a blast!
The first section of the 5K course runs on the 5.2-Mile loop, prior to heading back downhill into the finish area to complete the 3.1-Miles. The 10K course has a half mile out & back section prior to completing the 5.2-Mile loop. The 25K course will consist of the main 5.2 mile loop, which will be covered three times. The 50K will consist of the main 5.2 mile loop, which will be covered six times.
The 25K and 50K distances cover multiple loops of the single-track trails adjacent to the picnic shelter. This section does happen to be thickly wooded, have several streams with rock bridges to cross and abundant wildlife! - Enjoy
5K (1.8 mi, 2.8 mi), 10K (2.9 mi, 3.9 mi), 25K (2mi, 2.9mi, 5.2mi, 7.2mi, 8.1mi, 10.4mi, 12.4mi, 13.3mi), 50K (2mi, 2.9mi, 5.2mi, 7.2mi, 8.1mi, 10.4mi, 12.4mi, 13.3mi, 15.6mi, 17.6mi, 18.5mi, 20.8mi, 22.8mi, 23.7mi, 26mi, 28mi, 28.9mi).
The elevation gain and loss per loop is approximately 566 feet (starting at 701 feet and climbing to 1267 feet per loop).
50K ($65), 25K ($55), 10K & 5K ($30) - through Friday, Marc 31st. Youth (17 & under) and Adults (60 & over) deduct $5. Add $5 for Race Day Registration.
Tech shirts can be purchased for an additional $18. Deadline to order a shirt is March 27.
(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, March 31st at 12PM, and on race day, from 7:00am to 9:45am.
Online registration link below will be open until midnight on 4/1
BIB#'s available for pick up on race day starting at 7:00AM for 50K & 7:30AM-8:55AM for all other distances.
Custom wooden medallions will be presented to the top 3 males/females in each distance. Additionally, the top three in each age group, in each event, will receive medals. All participants will be eligible for random prize drawings.
Awards will be presented throughout the day, as each distance concludes.
14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over
Limited pre-packaged snacks & beverages available, however no post event gathering is permitted.
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