Welcome to Shasta Trail Runs!

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I enjoy volunteering at races almost as much as I enjoy running them.  If you’d like to volunteer at an STR event, email Mark.  You can earn free entries to future races also!

Our Races:

May 30, 2015:  Moonshine 3K, 5M & 14M. Races start at 7:30 PM, you’ll need a flashlight for the 14M.  Start and finish on the beach! (June 17 or 18, 2016)

October 31, 2015 (Halloween!): The Sac River Trail Marathon, 15K Trail Race and Shasta Dam Mile.  The Marathon is very fast and very scenic, come and get your PR!  The 15K has one big hill and the 1 mile is as flat as flat gets. We hope to have special prizes for best costumes. Full details will be available and registration will open in August.

Friday January 1, 2016:  Clikapudi Trail Runs – 5K, 10K, Half Marathon on the shore of Lake Shasta. Start the new year on the right (or left) foot! (always on New Year’s Day)

March 19-??, 2016: The 4MPH Challenge! – You have 90 minutes to complete a relatively easy and scenic 6 mile long route.  When you finish, wait until the 90 minutes are up and everyone goes out and does it again.  If you don’t finish in 90 minutes, you’re done!  Find out how far you are capable of going in this VERY SOCIAL event in which you’ll be tied for first place until you drop out!

April 16, 2016: The Inaugural Four Falls 50K!  See all four major waterfalls in Whiskeytown Park on this beautiful point to point course.  Held in conjunction with Whiskeytown Waterfalls Week and The Me-OW! Marathons.   Inspired by the legendary Barkley Marathons, only easier.  How easy?  Easy enough that almost any long-distance runner can enjoy a level of suffering previously unavailable to the masses!   Click on the meow tab near the top of the page.  While Four Falls is a “normal” ultra with aid stations and course markings, Me-Ow! is none of those things and is designed for veteran ultra-runners who are ready for a whole ‘nother challenge.  100K with approximately 40K’ of elevation change.

Thank you to our great sponsors…

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Bottom line:  STR exists to encourage people to “Get Out And Get Moving!”  We employ trail running events but whether you are walking, hiking, biking, paddling, or whatevering, just get out- into the great beautiful natural surroundings of the northstate, and get moving- fast, slow or in-between, as long as it’s under your own power!  You’ll be glad you did!

click here for our Mission Statement.

Why we race: Part 1 of Infinity.

Ultimately, you aren’t racing against anyone else.
You are racing against, and for, yourself.

The time comes, in every race, when, if you are really giving it your all, you will want to quit.  You will want to be anywhere else, doing anything else.

It’s a strange sport, isn’t it?
We do it for “fun” and then spend much of the time wanting it to be over!
We are choosing, intentionally, to create and face that moment.

The moment of testing.
The moment most people desperately try to avoid.
The moment when we face our fears and doubts and…

If you avoid that moment, the fears and doubts don’t go away.
They just go underground.
They lurk quietly, or not so quietly, in our subconsciousness.
We can only move past them, beyond them, above them, by facing them.

What will you do in that moment?  What will I do?
Will we make excuses, settle for less, back down?
Or will we dig down and do that which we feared we could or would not?

Every race is a test.  Every race is an opportunity.
We can’t move past our current set of fears and doubts by avoiding them.
We have to face up to them.

True sports are opportunities to test, in the world of play, the true nature of our characters.
What we learn on the playing field, we can take with us when we return to “real” life.
Granted, every athlete doesn’t make the connection.
But every true athlete has earned the opportunity.

Your move.