Run Uphill Racing
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When in doubt, run uphill!
Fun courses. Simple swag and food. Affordable prices. It's a race, not a party. Join the Back2Basics racing movement.
5/1-31/22 - Vertical Hour Challenge. How much can you climb in an hour?
8/20/22 - Two Brothers Up-and-Down. 5km ~550', 10km ~1,800'.
10/16/22 - Beware the Bear. 5km, 14.2km, 5+14.2 double, Free Kids 1km
TBD - Black Friday XC. Cross-Country style racing. 2km kids, 4km, 6km
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