Race #4 should be a lot of fun! The 5.1 mile route will start at Thurman St. gate, head up Leif to Alder, up Alder to Wildwood, then Wildwood to Dogwood, UP Dogwood and DOWN Wild Cherry to Leif and back to the finish. It should be quick and a perfect way to enjoy the forest on a beautiful evening.
The race will start at 6:15. See you there!
2013 Spring Series Schedule:
Race 1 - May 1, 2013, 6:15 pm
Race 2 - May 15, 2013, 6:15 pm
Race 3 - May 29, 2013, 6:15 pm
Race 4 - June 12, 2013, 6:15 pm
Race 5 - June 26, 2013, 6:15 pm
The Portland Trail Series is a super-cool, low-key series of trail races that will be held in parks across Portland. A total of five races will be held every other Wednesday evening from May-June, and each race will cover a different, challenging course, ranging from 4-7 miles. Runners that participate in at least four races will be included in the overall Series standings, and doing well in the Series will land you some fantastic gear from our great sponsors.
The Series will benefit the Forest Park Conservancy and a post-Series party will be held immediately after the final race at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub. There we will present awards to Series winners, hold a raffle and enjoy a well-deserved beer.
Maps and parking information will be posted for each route a week before each race.
Thanks to all the volunteers and great sponsors for making the Fall Series so much fun! Check out the great post about the Series on Oregonlive.
- Whenever you finish a Series race, you will receive points.
- The sum of your highest four scores will determine your score for the Series.
- Your age group for the series will be your age at registration.
- Awards will be presented to the top three male and female runners, as well as the top three male/female runners in the following age groups: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
- The top three male and female runners will not be eligible for age group awards.
- Awards will be presented at the Lucky Lab after the final race in the Series.
The scoring is based on the race distance, and on your time compared to the winning time. The winning time for each race is divided by your time and that percentage is then multiplied by the number of miles in each race.
Example: In the first race, which is six miles, Kelly ran 1:02:00. The winner, Amy, ran a 46:00. Amy’s score for that race would be six points. Kelly’s score for that race would be calculated by dividing Amy’s time (46 minutes) by her own time (62 minutes) and multiplying the result (.742) by the mileage for the race (6). The result would be .742 X 6, or 4.45 points.
Points are calculated separately for the men's and women's races. Men use the men's winning time, and women use the women's winning time to calculate points.
Your total score will be the sum of your race scores, up to a maximum of four races. You will be counted as a Series participant and your score will make you eligible for awards if you complete at least four races in the Series.
Questions? Contact the race director at firstname.lastname@example.org