Join us in the running of the 42nd
Annual Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon held in beautiful Crater
Lake National Park, Oregon, on Saturday, August 11th, 2018 starting at 7:30am.
Choose between runs of 6.7, 13.0 miles and The Marathon, or if you
are a walker, the 6.7 mile walk. All courses are along the very rim
of Majestic Crater Lake and are at altitudes ranging from 5,980 to
7,850 feet above sea level. Be challenged by rugged mountains and
"I've never run this well in my
life and I just felt a lot of faith and prayer and that helped. I
just couldn't have done this on my own.
Lore Hancock, 1997 Women's 6.7
Field: The field is limited
to a combined total of 500 on a first come - first served basis.
Participants must be at least 10 years
of age for the 6.7 mile run or walk, 16 years of age for the 13.0
mile run and 18 years of age for the marathon.
Please be aware of the
following official closing times for the three courses. (6.7 Run -
9:30am) (6.7 Walk - 10:00am) (13.0 Run - 10:00am) (26.2 Run -
Walkers will be limited to the 6.7
mile event only - please, no exceptions.
Please click the "Registration" tab
REGISTRATION IS NOT PERMITTED IN THE
PARK. ENTRIES ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE AND NON-REFUNDABLE.
You will be notified by mail of your
acceptance which will include your number, pins and race day
information. All others will have their entry form and registration
kept pushing, kept moving. I run hills in Vermont, but....."
Greenberg, 2002 13.0 mile Champion.
Male and female overall event
winners will be presented with engraved tankards. All finishers will
receive a commemorative medal and shirt. ALL AWARDS, MEDALS AND
SHIRTS MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE CONCLUSION OF YOUR RACE. AWARDS,
ETC. WILL NOT BE MAILED.
"This is a very unique
run, and being so close to nature - I think that's why you see the
people here that you do."
Toby Skinner, 1985
Age Group Awards:
Plaques will be awarded to
age group winners, ribbons to fifth place, both male and female in
each run. Divisions are as follows: (12 and
under)(13-19)(20-29)(30-39)(40-49)(50-59)(60-69)(70 and above).
ALL AWARDS MUST BE
PICKED UP AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE AWARDS CEREMONY.
"Anytime you run a
marathon it's an experience. Running a marathon at Crater Lake is an
Reese, Veteran Marathoner
Limited dressing or showering
facilities are available at Mazama Campground in the Park.
is available in the Park and in Klamath
Falls, Fort Klamath, Chiloquin, Medford, Grants Pass, Ashland, Bend
or Roseburg. Campgrounds are available in and around the park.
"The scenery is
beautiful and really helps (blot out the pain)."
Nelson, 1999 Marathon Champion
Buses will provide
transportation to the start line and back from finish lines as
follows: Loading area for those staying in the Mazama Motor Motel or
Campground will be in the Mazama Village parking area. Loading area
for those driving in on race day will be at the Rim Village parking
area. Those staying at the Lodge will walk to the bus loading area
in the Rim Village parking area. Please check
website for any
last minute parking instructions.
"It was an exhilarating
race. This is about the greatest day of my life and tomorrow will be
Andrew Bielecki, 1992
Electrolytes, water and
sponges will be available approximately every two miles beginning at
3.0 miles. Watermelon, pop & bagels will be available at the finish
areas as well.
you can feel like you've really done something, just by finishing it
or getting to the top of the hill."
Karen Rayle, 1997
Women's Marathon Champion
There will be a medical team
at Cleetwood Cove (finish of 6.7 mile). There will also be a medical
team trailing the runs. Emergency medical and communications will be
available at each aid station.
"I remember all the
marathons I've run in, and I'll never forget this one."
Langston after his 51st marathon in 47 weeks
The weather is generally in
the 50's at the start of the race and low to mid 70's around 1:00pm.
Runners should come prepared for extremes - lows have been in the
30's and highs in the mid 90's.
"I think it's a
beautiful, kind of unique race. It's truly a beautiful course."
Richter, 2001 6.7 mile Champion
Pre-Run: Those of you who are
staying in and around the Park are welcome to attend a video
presentation "The Rim and Its Runners". This will be shown at the
Steel Visitor Center (headquarter area) beginning at 6:00pm Friday.
"It's a good race, a
well-organized race and I came here because my family likes it."
Cheryl Tronson, 1993 6.7 mile Champion
Course: The course is paved
roads, except the last four miles of the Marathon which is
dirt/pumice cinders. Traffic is limited or monitored. All three
courses have long grades with altitude loss and gains nearing 1,000
feet at a time over distances nearing five miles. View the
"It was a nice run
for the first ten miles. On the first climb it sinks in real quick
that this will be a tough race. I would have just been happy to win
my age group." Ted Pawlik, 1996 13.0 mile Champion