Wednesday, July 30, 2008

100 Kilometer Trail Champion Hopefuls Head to Willamette Pass

From the official race press release:

Willamette Pass, OR. Sunsweet Growers Inc., Willamette Pass Resort, the City of Oakridge, and USA Track and Field are excited to host the 7th Where’s Waldo 100 km Trail Run, which is also the 2008 USA 100 km Trail Championships, August 16th, at the Willamette Pass Ski Resort. As the U.S. National Championships, this year’s Where’s Waldo 100 km has drawn many of the top open and masters (over 40 years) ultrarunners from across the U.S. to compete for the title of National Champion and $6,000 in cash presented by Sunsweet Growers Inc. ( and Rogue Valley Runners (

Racers lining up to run at Willamette Pass hold numerous long distance running records throughout the United States, including ultrarunning legends Eric Clifton and Roy Pirrung. Joining them will be other top U.S. runners, including the 2007 Masters 100 km Trail Champions Mark Lantz and Meghan Arbogast, 2008 Masters 100 mile Champion Beverley Anderson-Abbs, 2007 Western States Endurance Run Champion Hal Koerner, 2005 100 mile Trail Champion Sean Andrish, 2002 50 mile Trail Champion Nate McDowell, former Waldo champions Krissy Moehl and Jeff Browning, Ian Torrence, and Rod Bien.

Since its inception, the Where’s Waldo race has received rave reviews from runners for its scenery and difficulty. The 100 kilometer (62+ miles) course climbs Fuji Mtn, The Twins, and Maiden Peak along with numerous other smaller climbs for a total elevation gain of about 12,000 feet. The course provides excellent views of Central Oregon including the spectacular Waldo Lake. The race starts promptly at 5am.

More information and results will be available at:

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