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The Cars At The Water Stop - Siskiyou Outback Trail Run

Okay - I am not stuck in the past and listen to a lot of different music including new music; but I think it was funny that I had Just What I Needed by The Cars on my iPod when I got to the first water stop to find nobody else but Benjamin Orr (R.I.P.) and Rick Ocasek (impersonators) handing out water and sports drinks. How cool is that?

  

The SOB Trail Run (Siskiyou Outback) is an annual high altitude trail run that starts at Mount Ashland Ski Area (6500 Feet) and goes up from there. It is in the middle of Summer and most of the course is pretty exposed (no shade). There are two events, a 15K (9.3 miles) and a 50K (31 miles). I have ran the 15K. I think, six times now,. It is one of my favorite races because of the challenging course, the great support and organization, and the incredible scenery. Consider running this event if you are going to be near Southern Oregon in the middle of July:

 

www.siskiyououtback.com/index.html

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Taken on July 11, 2009