The Ashland Run is the oldest continuous competitive run in Ashland. Founded and still organized by brothers Steve and Doug Hoxmeier, this is a very low key, informal affair and always plenty of fun. It's a great tune-up for the Ashland Fourth of July Run. The first was in 1974 and they have been run on every Saturday prior to Memorial Day since. This year's event will be the 34th annual Ashland Run. The rugged four and half mile (approximate) course starts and finishes near the corner of Pioneer and Hargadine Streets in Ashland, which is in front of the outdoor Shakespeare Theatre. The midpoint of the race is 500 feet higher than the low point, the Library, which is near the start. The male and female winners receive trophies. Traditionally, random prizes have been awarded. This year's Ashland Run features prizes donated by
Rogue Valley Runners, the downtown Ashland store for runners.
(If you are a business and interested in donating prizes, please contact us.)