Join us on July 9th, 2022 high above the Rogue Valley for the 23nd 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 30. 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.
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. Many of our runners classify it as “challenging”. Should you finish, a 100 miler is well within your grasp.
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.
We are also partnering with Trails and Tarmac to offer a discounted coaching service for SOB runners. Check it out! Also a training run organized by Trails and Tarmac will be scheduled later in 2022. See the Training Run page in the spring for further details.
Starting with dinner on Friday night, a film festival, and camping on the Mountain, we roll right into the races early Saturday morning. Undated finisher mugs for all ultramarathon distances, including the 50K!
We offer dated SOB mugs and shirts for purchase during your registration, until May 1st. All ultra-distance runners will be eligible for a finisher mug. Entry fees will increase after March 31st. (We encourage registering early to save some money.)
We always offer the ability to drop down to a shorter race the morning of the race should your nerves get the best of you. Please note, the SOB is cupless. We will be providing a collapsible cup to each runner.
Friday night at the Mountain includes dinner (beer and wine available) and the two hour Trails in Motion film festival. We’re hoping to see more of you on Friday night. Camping in the parking lot is welcomed. Pre-race breakfast is also included as a meal option. We are happy to be back in the Lodge, with all meals and registration in the facility.
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 2021 we contributed to Jackson County United Way for Covid and Fire Relief, 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.