Event Details

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 breathtaking views.

"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 Champion

Field: The field is limited to a combined total of 500 on a first come - first served basis.

Age Restrictions: 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.

Course Closures: 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 - 1:00pm) Walkers will be limited to the 6.7 mile event only - please, no exceptions.


Acceptance: 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 fee returned.

"I kept pushing, kept moving. I run hills in Vermont, but....."  Laurie Greenberg, 2002 13.0 mile Champion.

Awards: 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 Marathon Champion


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 awesome experience."  Paul Reese, Veteran Marathoner


Dressing-Showers-Lodging: Limited dressing or showering facilities are available at Mazama Campground in the Park. Lodging 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)."  Katherine Nelson, 1999 Marathon Champion


Transportation: 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 our 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 even better."  Andrew Bielecki, 1992 Marathon Champion


Aid Stations: 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.


"It's something 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


Medical Assistance: 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."  Paul Langston after his 51st marathon in 47 weeks


Weather Conditions: 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."  Joyce 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 Course Map.


"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



© 2010 Wynne Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved Home