Pine to Palm 100 and New Short Course Series

Pine To Palm 100 Mile Endurance Run has been added to the 2012 OTS schedule.  With the earlier announcement of the addition of Flagline 50K, there are nine races in the series for 2012.  In its third year, Hal Koerner’s Pine to Palm 100 Mile Endurance Run (P2P) is Oregon’s only 100 miler.

P2P is a remote and rugged classic point to point course traversing the Siskiyou Mountain Range in Southern Oregon. Starting in Williams, OR, the course winds its way east to Ashland, OR on a mixture of single track trail, dirt road, with less than four miles of pavement. The course boasts over 20,000 ft of climb and 20,000 ft of loss with three epic climbs to 7,000 ft and fantastic views of Mt Shasta and Mt McLaughlin.  A point to point 100 miler is a tall order to organize and execute, and the OTS RD’s along with the Rogue Valley community, are fully behind Hal and his race.  We hope you are too. Changes to the course are likely but more single track needs to be built in order for this to happen.  If all goes according to the master plan, many of the gravel road sections will be replaced by single track on the PCT in time for the 2012 race.  Stay tuned for details.  Registration opens on Jan 1 at UltraSignup.

The Beautiful Siskiyous of Southern Oregon

New 50K Category

With a total of nine races in the series, including five 50ks, one 40 miler, one 50 miler, one 100K, and one 100 miler, runners competing in the series will still be scored on their four best races of any distance.  The scoring is based on the race distance, and a runner’s time compared to the winning time like it always has been.

To make it more fun for those who aren’t ready to step up to the longer distances, we have decided to add a short (50K-only) category for scoring in 2012.  A runner’s four best 50K’s will be used to determine their score in the short series.  The overall OTS winners, and overall age group winners are not eligible for the 50K-only awards.  A runner cannot earn prizes in both categories.  See our scoring page for more details.

New Prizes

Overall Male/Female Winners: Sporthill jacket, Montrail shoes, entry into all 2013 OTS races, OTS pint glasses.

Short Course Male/Female Winners: OTS pint glasses, entry into all 2013 50k OTS races.

Age group winners in both categories: OTS pint glasses and other sponsor shwag we can procure.

We hope you like these changes and plan to participate in the races in 2012.  Thanks for supporting Oregon ultrarunning.


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