Race Details

2022 McKenzie River Trail Race Details

We are excited to be planning to return to our beloved trail this year for the 35th annual MRTR.

Refer to Ultrasignup and our Facebook page for race detail updates. Questions? Email us at racedirector.mrtr@gmail.com.

The Race

The 2023 McKenzie River Trail Run will take place June 10th, 2023 at 0700. Notice the date change for this year!

The race begins at Carmen Reservoir and runs 31 miles along the beautiful McKenzie River. Runners must take the shuttle to the start from the McKenzie Community Track, no spectators at the start. Runners are required to check in at the McKenzie Community Track before boarding the shuttle on race morning.


General registration for the McKenzie River Trail Race will open January 1st, 2023 and will close June 1st, 2022. The registration fee is $100. You can register via UltraSignup.

Priority Registration

Priority registration runs from December 1st, 2022 – December 31st, 2022. Priority registration is available to 2022 C volunteers. If you have a priority registration and you do not confirm your registration by December 31st, your spot will be released to open registration.


If you cannot run, please cancel your registration through UltraSignUp or by emailing the RD’s at racedirector.mrtr@gmail.com to allow waitlist runners the opportunity to run. Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds for cancellations.

Packet Pick-Up

Local pre-race packet pick up will be Wednesday June 7th at Alesong at Fifth Street Market in Eugene, 5pm to 7pm.

Friday before the race and Saturday morning packet pick up will be at the McKenzie Community Track and Field in Blue River.

There will be no packet pick up at the start line.


Shuttling to the start is required due to the road closure to the start line at Carmen Reservoir. The Shuttles will leave the McKenzie Community Track early early on Saturday morning. The exact time is yet to be determined, expect it to be about 0530.

There will be return shuttles from the finish line to the Track.

No spectators at the start due to the restricted parking.


Due to anticipated winter trail damage, we will not know the exact course until closer to race day. The map can be found here.

There will be aid every 4-6 miles. Expect an electrolyte drink and water, poured into your cup, bottle, or bladder by a masked volunteer, a variety of sodas (ginger ale, coca cola, etc), gels, and other individually wrapped ultra snacks. Bring your own cup. Cups are not provided at the aid stations.

Drop bags will be transported from the McKenzie Community Track to the Trail Bridge aid station and back to the Track. There will also be drop bags available at the Finish Line.

You can leave warm ups at the start line for transport back to the McKenzie Community Track. The finish line is on the course across from the Ranger Station.

Timed cut offs will be at Carmen (aid 2), Trail Bridge (aid 3), Deer Creek (aid 4) and Buck Bridge (aid 5). To respect our volunteers’ time and for your safety, we need to keep this race to 8 hours from start to finish and an average pace of 15:15 per mile (fifteen-ish minutes per mile).

Time (start time: 7 am) Aid Race Time (start time: 0h:00m) Mile (approx) Pace from last aid (min:sec)
9:50 am Carmen (2) 2:50 11.2 15:09
11:15 am Trail Bridge (3) 4:15 16.7 15:15
12:35 pm Deer Creek (4) 5:35 21.8 15:20
1:30 pm Buck Bridge (5) 6:30 25.1 15:30
3:00 pm Finish 8:00 31 15:25

Swag and Goodies

Before the run, runners will be provided coffee and snacks before shuttle boarding at the McKenzie Community Track.

After the run, back at the McKenzie River Track in Blue River, all runners will receive a meal from a local restaurant. Beer by the cup will be available for purchase, proceeds to benefit the McKenzie River Trust.

Runners will also receive a bottle of Finisher’s Beer brewed specially for us from Alesong.

During packet pick up, runners will receive specially selected swag from SportHill and any additional fun stuff from our sponsors, as well as your bib. (Picking your packet up early still requires check in on race morning, but you don’t have to worry about stashing your swag before boarding the shuttles).

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