Run the Ditch Races – 5 and 10 Miles

May 25, 2013 @ 2:30 pm
Tunnel Ridge Trailhead
Little Applegate Road
Jacksonville, OR 97530
See Entry Form
Seth Weintraub & Steve Goldman


OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM FLYER: RunTheDitch 5 and 10 K May 25 2013.pdf

You will experience a historic 5 mile or 10 mile run along the incredible Sterling Mine Ditch Trail. The ditch goes for 26 miles, dug by the Chinese mine workers in 1877.   We owe a huge vote of thanks to SUTA and BLM for their efforts in clearing the trail for public use. They will be co-sponsoring this event with Southern Oregon Runners.

When: Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.
Day of Race: Packet pick-up and sign-up 7:30 – 8:30 am.
Where: Tunnel Ridge Trailhead (Little Applegate). See map on back.
Course: A 5 or 10 mile loop. Elevation gain 500 ft. for 5 mile, 1500 ft. for 10 mile.
Facilities: PortaPotty will be available.
Entry Fee: Early Registration to 5/16/13
Member: $12.00 Non-Member: $17.00
Late registration to 5/22/13
Member: $17.00 Non-Member: $22.00
After 5/22/13 and day of race: $25.00 for all entrants
Registration: Online Registration available until 5/22/13 at
Day of race from 7:30 a.m to 8:30 a.m. Register early to save money
Running Cap: Don’t miss getting the cool running cap from this historic run. $13.00 for the cap, only with early registration.
Awards: For all age groups (1st through 3rd place). Cash awards for 10 mile 3 top finishers, male and female ($100, $50, $25).
Due to OSSA / NCAA / NAIA regulations, high school and college athletes are not eligible to receive cash awards.
Prize drawings: Prizes for pre-registered participants only. Winners must be present.
Restrictions: No bicycles, skateboards, baby joggers, dogs, headphones or unregistered participants.
Race Directors: Seth Weintraub 541-899-7659 and Steve Goldman 541-899-3232
Sponsored by: Southern Oregon Runners, SUTA & BLM
Mail entry form to:   Open ENTRY Form here


  1. Hello Aaron,
    Please forgive us for not answering your comment. We’ve tried to fix this from happening again.
    Please go to this address: where you’ll find the entry form for the race and contact info for your questions. The Southern Oregon Runners website will have information as well:
    Again, we apologize that we didn’t answer you back when you asked.
    Hope to see you on the trails and at the race!!

  2. Do you have race and registration info ready for this year’s Run the Ditch Race? I noticed there was a 5 and a 10 mile option. I’m curious if the 10 is a double loop on the 5 mile course. I ran the 5 last year and loved it, so I am eager to sign up again this year.

    Thank you.

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