Silver Falls 5k Trail Run

Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 at 7:30am

Silver Falls State Park
20024 Silver Falls Highway SouthEast
Sublimity, OR 97385

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*the silver falls trail runs take place on three seperate days*

Events Schedule:

50k trail ultra (7:30am start)

26.2 mile trail marathon (8am start)

7 miler 9:00am wave 1 start (under 1:35 projected finish time)

7 miler 9:05am wave 2 start (over 1:35 projected finish time)

5k course:

**brand new event distance** very scenic 5k trail run that starts and finishes at south falls day use area. the run begins by heading up a short paved road then turns down to a paved path that takes runners to the maple ridge trail. once here, the course remains flat for a short while before it takes a steep plunge down to the canyon trail. the course turns left on the canyon trail and begins it's journey under 2 spectacular waterfalls and climbs back up to the top of south falls. at this point the course turns right and crosses the foot bridge just above south falls and follows a paved path and grass field right back to the finish. sorry, no pets or strollers allowed on this course. no aid stations.

7 mile course:

very scenic 7 mile trail run that starts and finishes at south falls day use area. the run begins by heading up a short paved road to the rim trail, and once here enjoys amazing and scenic trails with some elevation gain and loss. at the end of rim trail the course takes a left down towards north falls. the next 4+ miles are the most scenic as it follows the famous "trail of ten falls" that passes near and under several spectacular waterfalls all the way back to the top of south falls. at this point the course turns right and crosses the bridge just above south falls and makes it's way back to a final climb up "nut cracker hill" and back down to the finish. sorry, no aid stations. strollers and pets not allowed on this course.

Half Marathon Course:

featured in runners world and race center magazines and also voted "best oregon trail half marathon" this course is perhaps the most scenic and beautiful on the west coast! the race begins at the popular south falls day use area of silver falls state park that includes a covered pavilion w/fireplace, large tent, several restrooms and ample paved parking. the first 1.1 mile is on a scenic paved road to allow runners to spread out before hitting the trails. course preview here. amazing views, huge fir trees, several bridge crossings and lung busting hills make up this picturesque 13.1 mile course that passes under and near several spectacular waterfalls! popular trails include canyon trail, maple ridge trail and rim trail mixed with portions of paved paths and gravel road. course will be well marked, have 3 well stocked aid stations and signs at each mile. sorry, pets are not allowed. walker friendly course!

50k course:

very scenic and challenging 50k ultra in the mid willamette valley nearby the capitol city of salem! this course may rank as one of the most scenic 50k's on the west coast! features significant elevation gain with mud, rocks, a creek crossing (mile 12) and lots of hills! course begins at the south falls day use area and features a total of 7 aid stations. the 50k follows the same beautiful courses as the half and full and like the full marathon (at the north falls aid station mile 6) splits off from the half course and begins it's own journey in the back country trails of silver falls state park.  huge fir trees, several bridge crossings, lung busting hills, amazing single track trails and wildlife greet runners in this remote area! after joining back with the half course at aid station #6 (n. falls mile 24.4) the 50k now enjoys the beautiful and scenic canyon trail running alongside and under several spectacular waterfalls along the way back to the finish at south falls day use area. this amazing course covers almost every major landmark on the 9000 acre silver falls state park (oregon's largest state park). course previews here and here .course will be well marked with arrows, signs, cones and will have mile markers at all aid stations. sorry, no pets allowed (this event has a cut off time...please click here for all the details) walkers allowed in the 5k, 7mile and 1/2 marathon distances.

Course Maps:

50K Course Map

Half Marathon Course Map

7 Mile Course Map

5K Course Map

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