Storm The Castle Half Marathon

2,815 feet of elevation gain 

Welcome to Storm The Castle Half Marathon. Come and enjoy the beautiful trails of Kings Castle and Castle Rock. This race is an out and back course with a lollipop loop where you will start and finish at the Mckenzie Community Center. The race showcases 2,815 feet during the first 6.5 miles. Once you hit the summit you will be rewarded  with amazing views of the surrounding mountains including the sisters mountains. Run the race for the views, stay for the fun.

December 2, 2023

Upper Mckenzie Community Center
54745 McKenzie River Drive
Blue River, OR 97413

10:00 AM

$50 – August 12 – August 31
$70 – September 1 – October 31
$80 – November 1 – Race Day

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM on day of race

Costume Themed! 1st place male/female will receive a free pair of Altra trail running shoes. Top 3 male/female overall will receive an award. Top masters male/female will receive an award. Will also give an award to the best costume, and other fun awards, including King & Queen of the Castle! Award ceremony will be at 1:00 PM 

Complimentary lunch provided and beer provided by Ninkasi.

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This event is staged at the Upper McKenzie Community Center in Blue River, approximately 50 miles east of Eugene. The community center is right next to the famous Mckenzie river, and is in the Willamette National Forest. 

There is parking at the Upper McKenzie Community Center. Carpooling is encouraged. 

After the race enjoy a hot meal and adult beverages provided by Ninkasi Brewing. 

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This race is held under a special use permit and in partnership with the US Forest Service, Willamette National Forest. In accordance with Federal Law and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, Elevated Trail Racing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.