Join us Saturday, August 12th for the 2017 edition (40th annual!) of the Mt Ashland Hill Climb Run. Registration opened a while ago.
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!
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′).
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.