Saturday, July 7, 2012

Hurray!  Oregon will have its first USA Track and Field (USATF) sanctioned clothes optional 5K (actually 4.93 Km or 3.06 miles) run on August 5, 2012 at Mountaindale Sun Resort.  For a while, only Washington had not one but two clothes optional 5K runs.  One at Kaniksu Ranch and the other at Fraternity Snoqualmie   Mountaindale will host its Bare Buns 5K fun run and walk on the same weekend as their clothes optional Sun Fest.  For those coming out of town, that means food, music, games, a swimming pool, and vendors from August 3 to 5 plus Casino Night on August 3 and a masquerade ball on August 4.  The run itself is on August 5.  More details can be found at

The course has been rearranged from last year.   Runners will no longer run from elevation 450 feet to elevation 950 over a half-mile distance.  Instead, they will run from elevation 450 to elevation 700, run at 700 elevation for about a kilometer before resuming the climb up to the peak at elevation 950.  See the elevation profile above.