2013 Ridgeline Ramble
The third race in the Run Big Trail Series - for series details, CLICK HERE.
All events are now full - registration is closed.
THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time Schedule: 6:30am-7:30am Registration 8:00am - 20K & Relay start 8:25am - 10K start
Event Description: This 7th Annual trail running classic covers the entirety of the Ridgeline Trail in South Eugene, over the Memorial Day weekend.
Distances: 20K (12.4 miles), 10K (6.2 miles) and 20K Two-Person Relay.
Location: Ridgeline Trail - Blanton Heights Trailhead to Lane Community College - Eugene, Oregon.
Courses: The 20K course will be the same as in the past three years. The 20K and 10K courses are approximately 80% trails and dirt roads, with the remainder on paved roads. The trails are hard packed dirt and bark chip, with some rocks, roots, and a stream crossing. The 20K has a 459' net elevation drop from start to finish, while the 10K drops 341' from start to finish. The relay exchange point is the same as the 10K start location. The 20K starts at the Blanton Road trailhead, while the 10K starts at the Fox Hollow trailhead. Click here for a PRINTABLE COURSE MAP. Click here for a GPS MAP - this map is a close approximation only.
Directions: Take I-5 to 30th Avenue in Eugene. Turn west and go 1 mile to the entrance into Lane Community College and follow into the main parking lot.
Entry Limit: This event has an entry limit, based on shuttle and trail capacity and entries received within a timeframe conducive to scheduling.
Awards: The award ceremony will be at 10:30am at the finish. Awards will be presented in the 20K and 10K, to the top over male and female finishers and the top three in each age group and the top three teams in each team division and category. All participants are also eligible for random prize drawings.
Age Groups: 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.
Entry Fees: $30 - 20K, 10K and Relay (per person) for adults, Youth 17 & under and Seniors (60 & over) deduct $5. There is no race day registration. Tech shirts can be purchased for an additional $10. Entry fees are non-transferrable and non-refundable.
Packet Pickup: Packets will be available on race day at the finish line at LCC, from 6:30am until the shuttles leave for each distance. Once shuttles leave for the starting line for that distance, packets not picked up at LCC will be taken to the starting line for the distance that a participant has registered for.
Clothing: Participants will be allowed to drop their clothing bags in a van at the start of each event. Please make sure names and bib numbers are clearly displayed on clothing bags - we are not responsible for lost items. The clothing van will load 20K participant bags at the 20K start, drive to the 10K start and pick up 10K and relay member bags, and then taken to the finish line at LCC. Extra clothing bags will be available at the packet pickup staging area at LCC.
Shuttles: There is no parking available at the starting lines of the 20K and 10K events. Participants will need to park at LCC and take a shuttle to their respective starting line. Shuttles for the 20K participants and the first member of the 20K relay teams will depart from LCC at 7:20am sharp. Shuttles for the 10K participants and the second member of the 20K relay teams will depart from LCC at 8:00am. Again - please do not plan on parking at the start of your event - there is no parking available and there will NOT be any shuttles running after your race has started to take you back after you finish. There will be one shuttle that will transport the first runner of relay teams, from the Fox Hollow trailhead back to LCC - this shuttle will leave the Fox Hollow trailhead at 9:20am.
20K Two-Person Relay: Form a team of any two individuals. Relay leg #1 will start at the Blanton Road trailhead at 8am (with the 20K solo runners). Relay member #2 will get the exchange at the Fox Hollow trailhead. The first leg of the relay is more challenging than the second. Team divisions are: male, female and coed. Team age categories are: 40 & under, 41-80, 81-120, 121 & over.
Aid Stations: Water and light snacks will be available at the following mile marks: 10K (1.4m, 3m, 4.1m), 20K (1.8m, 3.9m, 5.1m, 6.2m, 7.4m, 9.2m and 10.3m). Gatorade and GU Energy Gel will also be provided at the Fox Hollow and Willamette stations.
Road Crossings: Most aid stations are at sections of the course where the trail either crosses a road or turns to follow a road for a short distance - please use caution on all paved surfaces, being aware of traffic. All 20K participants must display their bib numbers at the Fox Hollow trailhead - the half way point - before heading to Dillard Road. The first leg of the 20K relay teams must display their bib number to the official at Fox Hollow before tagging off to the second member of the team at the Fox Hollow trailhead.
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