Notice: No refunds, transfers or rainchecks. *There is no waiting list.* All proceeds go to the Ashland Woodlands and Trails Association. When the event fills, registration closes.
Join us Saturday August 10th, 2013 for the 36th Annual Mt. Ashland Hillclimb Run. 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 over 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. We're part of the La Sportiva Oregon Mountain Running Series.
The following cut-off times exist: 10:15 am to Four Corners (~7 miles), 11:30am to Bull Gap (~11.3 miles) and 12:15am to the Lodge (~13 miles).
Everyone starts at 7:30am. Start is on Winburn Way in front of Sesame Asian Kitchen right at Lithia Park. No early starts.
Race packet pickup is the day before, between 12pm and 6pm, at Rogue Valley Runners, 161 E. Main St, downtown Ashland or at least 20-minutes before race start.
All proceeds go to the Ashland Woodland and Trails Association, to continue to build and maintain trails in the Ashland area.
Participants are responsible for getting themselves back to Ashland. We will, however, be offering bus rides, for free. Please indicate on your entry if you intend to use the bus.
The entry fee is $26.
Shirts cost $15. During the registration process, you can order a North Face technical fabric t-shirt. Tentatively, the color is a red. By popular request, we will have women's sizes. Please check the North Face website or a retail outlet if you are uncertain about sizes. There are no t-shirt orders after registration is full.
This is a tough event
Please understand the difficulty of this event before you enter it. It is longer than a half-marathon with 5,600 feet of elevation gain. It could be hot. It could be cold. Or both. Really. Much of the course is in remote forest land. Stopping and turning around is not a good option. Stopping at an aid station and expecting a ride out is also not a good option (you may have to wait a very long time and there may be limited room). Aid stations are located on bumpy dirt roads, so your ride out is not going to be a comfortable one. Plan on running or walking to at least the lodge aid station in the time allotted.
Some of the best runners literally collapse at the finish line.
We don't want to discourage you; we want to encourage you to be prepared.
Please check the Mt Ashland Hill Climb Run website for more information.