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Sat May 11, 2024 Mcminnville, OR 97128 US Directions
Race to Space launches in T minus...


Journey to Pluto- 8 Hour Race

8:00AM PDT - 4:00PM PDT

Solar Shuffle- 6 Hour Race

9:30AM PDT - 3:30PM PDT

Mission to Mars- 3 Hour Race

9:30AM PDT - 12:30PM PDT

Moon Shot- 1 Hour Race

8:00AM PDT - 9:00AM PDT
Only $60 total for 2-4 person relay team!


57 SW Keck Drive
Mcminnville, OR US 97128


Want to get geared up for the alien festivities at Mcminnville's UFO Fest? Join us for the 2nd Annual Race to Space on May 11th on Linfield's Wellness trail. This is a timed race with 8, 6, 3, and 1-hour options, and an alternate 4-loop relay for teams of 2-4 participants in the afternoon. Base Camp is located at the start/finish of our 1.5-mile loop trail course running through Linfield University’s Wellness Trail located at 57 Keck Drive, McMinnville, OR. All proceeds from our event benefit the charity of beyond backpacks!!

General Information

Moon Shot - 1 hr race - $30.00 - starts at 8:00 AM

Mission to Mars - 3 hr race - $50.00 - Starts at 9:30 AM

Solar Shuffle - 6 hr race - $60.00 - Starts at 9:30 AM

Journey to Pluto - 8 hr race - $75.00 - Starts at 8:00 AM

Space Sprint - 4 loop relay (2-4 per team) - $60.00 per team - Starts at 12:00 PM

What to Expect on Race Day

Planet Fitness will be providing T-shirts free of charge to anyone who signs up before April 3rd. Shirts are subject to availability after the deadline.

Course Description

Loop course: Our race will be a ~1.5-mile loop course run at Linfield University’s wellness trail. It is a mostly dirt/bark dust trail. The start/finish and aid station will be located just off SE Lever Street on Wildcat Circle (in google maps, it is the parking lot to the SE of the Linfield College Nicholson Library). There are plenty of areas for runners to set up their own aid stations or chairs along the course, and vehicle access is very close.

What shoes should I wear? The trail is not very technical, with just a few tree roots; road shoes work best in dry conditions. If conditions are wet and muddy, trail shoes might be a better option.

Volunteer Information

We are seeking volunteers for our race! Jobs for volunteers include: Registration and packet pickup, course monitors, aid station, waste management, and set-up/takedown.


Unfortunately, we will not issue any refunds or transfers should you not be able to run on race day. Costs are incurred prior to race day, and profits will be donated to a charity so we cannot make any exceptions to this policy.


Participants must register by April 3rd to be guaranteed a 2024 Race to space shirt!!

Race Contact Info

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