|THE ASHLAND RUN|
Date: May 27, 2023. It's always the last Saturday in May, on the start of Memorial Day weekend.
Times: Registration 8:00 am, Start 8:30 am
Distance: Approximately 4.6 miles. (Measured with a pedometer wheel at 4.6. Gmapped at 4.4245) We recommend that runners wear their own individual tracking devices.
Start Location: Hargadine & Fork Streets, Ashland Oregon
Entrance Fee: Free! Donations gladly accepted.
Refreshments: Provided at the end of the race.
Information: Call 541-482-4919 or 541-488-0504 or use this information request form.
Prizes: If you are a business and interested in donating gift certificates or other prizes, please contact us.
Practice run: Are you interested in a free tour and one or more practice runs of the course before the race? Click here.
The Ashland Run is the oldest continuous competitive run in Ashland, Oregon. Founded and still organized by brothers Steve and Doug Hoxmeier, this is a very low key, informal affair and always plenty of fun. It's a great tune-up for the Ashland Fourth of July Run. For almost a half century, since the first Ashland Run in the mid-seventies, the race has been held every Saturday prior to Memorial Day. The rugged four and half mile (approximate) course starts near the corner of Pioneer and Hargadine Streets in Ashland, which is in front of the outdoor Shakespeare Theatre. The course runs through several neighborhoods, alleys, trails, winds through Lithia Park and finishes near the starting line. The approximate halfway point of the race is 500 feet higher than the low point, the library, which is a quarter mile into the run.
Click on the map for a more detailed view of the course.