Join us on July 8th, 2023 high above the Rogue Valley for the 24nd annual Siskiyou Out Back Trail Run (The SOB)! We have something for everyone, our original 50K and 15K, and our newer races the 50 Mile and 100K distances. Registration opens November 15th. Registration in the longer races (100K/50M/50K) will be limited to runners 18 years or older unless by prior consent by the Race Directors. New this year, we have special pricing for under 18 year old runners for the 15K.

What you need to know:

  • Camping at the start/finish for RVs, tents, etc.
  • Friday Dinner and Movie
  • Saturday Food, free for Ultra distances, available for everyone
  • You can drop down to a shorter event race morning.
  • Sweet single track and an epic climb for the 50M and 100K runners.

What prior participants say about us:

“What a great day we had on Saturday! I loved the views, the trees, the flowers, and especially the people. No smoke, no heat, and even some afternoon clouds made it the ideal day for a run. Your aid stations had everything we needed, with lavish heaps of encouragement on top.
Thank you for all your work on our behalf!”

“The SOB was exactly what I was hoping for in my first 100k.  The race organization was excellent with a great, well marked course.  The atmosphere couldn’t have been better with the right mix of competition and support amongst all the runners.  The aid stations were also just what you want due to the amazing crew of volunteers who were incredibly enthusiastic and helpful.  Overall a phenomenal race.”

“I absolutely loved the 100k. The course was gorgeous and fun. The runners were well supported with ample aid stations. The volunteers at the aid stations were tremendously helpful. I highly recommend the SOB events!”

“I loved the whole vibe in the ski lodge with shared meals and lots of chance to socialise. It’s so fun to meet people the night before the race and then to see them again out on the course. On course, the aid stations were all super, with all of the extras in addition to food and drink … sun screen, ice, lube. A much-appreciated luxury were the volunteers at all of the important turns, dedicating their whole day to make sure none of us went astray.”

“Thank you so much for organizing a fantastic event. The efficient packet pickup on Friday afternoon, the speedy bib pickup/registration on Saturday morning, and the stream of chitter chatter over the public address system. Not sure how you got the weather so perfect: just a hint of haziness in the morning to make outstanding photos possible, which faded away so that we could enjoy the majestic views over the mountains. Truly spectacular. The aid station volunteers were super friendly, eager and able to help with whatever ailed the runners. The hose down I got at Jackson Gap with ice cold water was especially welcome! I particularly enjoyed the parts where we could see the views on both sides of the ridge/hill we were running along. Really looking forward to returning next year. And thank you once again, for an excellent event!”

Each run begins and ends at the Mt. Ashland Lodge, at an altitude of 6500 feet. From there the courses meander along the Pacific Crest Trail with breathtaking views of Mt. Shasta, Mt McLaughlin, and the Siskiyou and Cascade mountain ranges. The total course elevation for the 50K is about 4200 feet. The 50 mile features about 8400 feet of climbing and the 100K a whopping ~10,500 feet.  Please note, the 100K is not easy as our finish rate of just over 50% in 2021 will attest. That being said, It was 80% in 2022.   Many of our runners classify it as “challenging”.  Should you finish, a 100 miler is well within your grasp.

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Bonus: our ultramarathon distances are all UTMB qualifiers! The 100K is worth 4 points, the 50M is worth 3 points and the 50K is worth 2 points. Additionally, the 100K distance is a Western States 100-mile Endurance Run qualifier.

This event is permitted under the authority of the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest

The SOB is a non-profit organization and all profits benefit local non-profit organizations. In total, we have given almost $200,000 to various non-profits in the last ten years.  In 2022 we contributed  to Ashland Trails Outdoor School, Family Nurturing Center, Siskiyou Mountain Club, Come Back Alive a Ukrainian non-profit, and to our partner, Mt. Ashland Ski Area.

Notice: No transfers or postponements. 50% refund available up to 60 days before the race.  If you cannot run for any reason, please know that your entry is going to the above non-profit organizations. Unless by prior arrangement with the race directors, the t-shirt and mug must be picked up on race day. Any not picked up by the start of your race will be sold to attendees.