200 runners. 31 miles. 27 years.
Welcome to the home of the McKenzie River Trail Run, Oregon's oldest ultra, run annually since 1988. Tracing a route along the beautiful McKenzie River, with two spectacular waterfalls, a lake so pristine its called Clear Lake, lava flows, old growth forest, numerous log bridges and the aquamarine-colored Tamolitch pool where the the river flows from an underground lava tube, the McKenzie River Trail run is 31 miles on one of the prettiest trails in America. The race offers runners a technically challenging course with only moderate elevation gains and the inspiration of some of Oregon's most breathtaking scenery.
The 2014 McKenzie River Trail Run is scheduled for September 6, 2014. This will be the 27th running of the race.
The course starts at Carmen Reservoir. It begins by going up river past the roaring Koosah and Sahalie Falls. Past the falls it crosses Highway 126 and goes around Clear Lake. After a short out and back, the course continues in a down-river direction for 25 miles to the finish across from the McKenzie River Ranger Station.
Registration opens each year on April 1. On that date, a link to our online registration page and a printable entry form will be available. If entries exceed our permitted number of runners after registration has been open for one week, entries will be determined by a lottery among entries received during that week. We do have a buddy system for the lottery for those who want to tie their entries together. Click here or on the 2014 Registration link to register.
McKenzie River Trail Run is proud to be associated with the Oregon Trail Series.
This event is operated under a special use permit with the Willamette National Forest. This event is an equal opportunity provider.