Fitness · Just my Thoughts

Salt Springs Trail Race Preview

Falls near the end of 5.5 mile race
Falls near the end of 5.5 mile race

Last year I was fairly upset as I managed to get to the preview of the Salt Springs Trail Race but I was in California Labor Day weekend so did not make it to the actual race or the rest of the festivities that day at the park.

There are two trail races – 2.5 miles and 5.5 miles. All runners run the same 2.5 miles to start and the longer race adds on more miles and additional trails. The first mile is uphill and on a dirt road mostly.

Uphill Start which leaves the race separated out a bit for the upcoming single track trail
Uphill Start which leaves the race separated out a bit for the upcoming single track trail

The course is a fairly technical trail race. The race director had the courses already signed for us on Saturday when we ran the preview. At times you will be following arrows.

Where the long and the short course split
Where the long and the short course split

At other times you will need to follow the blazes on trees.

Blue trail is in the 5.5 mile race
Blue trail is in the 5.5 mile race

I strongly recommend y’all come out and race on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend and then stick around for the rest of the festivities in the park.

Race registration and description of course

Scroll to September to see all the activities going on at the park after the race.

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