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Stumptown Cross Kicks Off in Just Over One Month


Brace yourselves, boy and girls… that time of year we all look forward to will be here before you know it. Yes, I am talking about cross country season.

TRL will once again be putting together the Stumptown Cross series. Five action-packed races on most of the standard courses we use each year. This year has a few changes, since Lents Park will be under construction – so we will replace that 5k with a shorter format race at Fernhill Park. Then we will return to that park for a pre-nationals race in mid-November to wrap up the series.

The series will kick off with the usual – a 5k out at Portland Meadows before the Nike Pre-nationals meet. Always a fun and fast way to start the season (unless it pours down rain and the wind is blowing sideways like it was a few years ago… but we can only order special XC like that every once in a while). Be sure you have Saturday, Sept 24 on your calendar.

Here is the full 5-race line-up:
Race #1: Saturday, September 24th at Portland Meadows. 8:00am – 5k
Race #2: Sunday, October 2nd at Fernhill Park. 9am – Women 5k; 9:30 – Men 5k
Race #3: Saturday, October 22nd at Gabriel Park. 9am – Women 4 miles; 9:45am Men 4 miles
Race #4: Saturday, November 5th at Pier Park. USATF Oregon State XC Championships. 9am – Women 6k; 9:45am – Men 8k
Race #5: Saturday, November 19th at Fernhill Park. 9am – Women 6k; 9:45am – Men 10k

One thing to note in the schedule is that race #2 will be on a SUNDAY versus Saturday. We were trying to avoid Portland Marathon, as well as find an open date when the Huber Timing was available. And I know you all love the accurate and prompt results Jeff provides – so there was no way we would have a race without him.

You can get the schedule, course maps, other details, as well as the link to register, at the Stumptown web site: http://redlizardrunning.com/cross-country-series/

Time to get your teams organized, motivated, and training for some of the most competitive racing in Stumptown. See you out for some XC this fall!


One Response to “Stumptown Cross Kicks Off in Just Over One Month”

  1. I will be racing in the Stumptown xcountry series this year. Please sign me up Torrey/Angela!!

    Looking forward to the first race on Sept 24.

    Colleen :)

    Posted by colleen rocereto | September 12, 2016, 9:15 am

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