This 13.3 mile event begins in downtown Ashland's beautiful Lithia Park (el 1900') and climbs on tree-canopied dirt roads and trails to finish on the Mt. Ashland summit (7533'), for a total of more than 5,600' of climbing--that's over a vertical mile! Check out the course map and the photos from the 2012 event and now photos from the 2013 event courtesy of Andy Atkinson and the Mail Tribune.
We had a great 2013 event! We were extremely fortunate to enjoy clean air and cool temps. David Laney and Becka Kem posted the fastest times of the day for the men and women, respectively. Results are up.
The Mt Ashland Hill Climb Run has the second most elevation gain of any continuous hill climb in the continental United States. The Pikes Peak Ascent in Colorado is the only event with more--7,800 feet. We have more elevation gain than even the Mt Washington Road Race in New Hampshire (4,727').
We're part of the La Sportiva / USATF-Oregon Mountain Running Series.
Male and female winners of our race will get their names on a surviving trophy--a mini-keg of beer--generously provided by our sponsor, Standing Stone Brewing Company. This keg (and others) will be full of beer, to be responsibly enjoyed by all (of age) and will reside at Standing Stone the rest of the year. Claim your bragging rights!
This event is a fundraiser for the Ashland Woodlands and Trails Association (AWTA). All proceeds from the race go to AWTA. This group is currently working on a Trails Master Plan for the Ashland watershed trails. Please visit the above links to see how you can help.
Please check the links to the left first. If your question is not answered there, email the organizers.