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Marys Peak Trail Run 50 mi | 50k | 25k
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day third of June, repeating until June 17, 2023
Mary’s Peak Sits at 4097 ft above sea level making it the highest point in the Oregon Coast Range and beautiful in both stature and trail with roots and some steeper pitches to challenge the most veteran runner for the 50K and 50M. Marys Peak is part of Siuslaw National Forest and features so many types of trails to dig your feet in including some challenging Starker Forests trails for the second part of the 50M and 50K. The 25K makes its way on 10% Marys Peak and 90% Starker Forest for an amazing 25K with fun and challenge for those wanting an experience without the mile or two miles of climbing.
This event starts from our staging area in Blodgett Oregon at the school for the 50k/25k with participants boarding a bus for a 15 Mile School Bus ride to the base of the Peak for the start of this Point to Point Trail Run at 7:15 for the 50K and 8:15 for the 25K.
The 50 Mile entries skip the bus ride for a double accent of Marys Peak for an Ultra to remember.
Trails are well marked with signage and distances to the next landmark and staffed by local volunteer groups. Multiple color ribbons and Pink arrows will guide you around one of the most scenic and challenging runs you will take on this season.
Camping is available on site at the Blodgett school and all money from camping will go to the local elementary school in Blodgett.
All Entries are none refundable once accepted, and in the case of injury, we will transfer your entry to the next year until two weeks from the event day.
Special Thanks to Starker Forests and the USFS and the Siuslaw National Forest for the special use of this area and support of recreation. For over 25 years I have worked with Starker Forest in outdoor adventures and the USFS has been equally supportive of outdoor aspirations. Please yield to other recreational users the day of the event while on Marys Peak and say hi!
Much of the course is on private land, and an annual free permit is necessary to recreate any other time of the year and can be obtained by stopping by the Starker Forests office at 7240 SW Philomath Blvd, Corvallis, OR 97333. The units name on Starker Forests Land is the “Tum Tum Unit”
How hard is this Ultra?
Hard enough! Both the 50k and 50 miler climb quite a bit through lush NW coastal range forest. Some have said this may be the hardest 50K and 50 Miler anyplace in the USA!
Please note that while tough, no poison oak, excellent support and some of the most amazing terrain you will run all year long!
Do not go out too hard and please pace your effort for the hills that will come at you from mile 17 on for the 50K and mile 36 for the 50 miles. In 2018, 90% of the 50K’s made the cut off’s and 80% of the 50 Milers made the cut off’s.
Please do not wear road shoes! Trail Shoes highly recommended. Also sorry no dogs allowed and all music devices should not be worn until you pass by Aid #1 for your particular distance. Even in this case please be aware of your surroundings and do not be “that person”. These events are social by nature and we are so plugged into tech on a normal basis that we encourage you to connect to each other and or save the music for those long lonely stretches! Thank you!
Bikes Sweeps and Run Sweeps, radio communications and aid station support will be on the course to support your efforts. We will pick you up if you need a lift. Everyone gets my cell number before the event, and I do taxi service as necessary.
To confirm event status (sold out, cancellations, COVID restrictions, etc.), be sure to visit the event website above.