15 Fall Trail Races Under 15 Miles
Beautiful courses that won’t take you all day to run!
Runners at the Ft. Steilacoom Trail Run, by Evergreen Trail Runs. Photo by Steve Sanders.
Ultras, schmultras … let’s talk about some terrific shorter-distance races that we’d love to run this fall. Here are 15 favorites across the United States that spotlight this season’s brilliant, changing leaves and the equally colorful trail-running communities who put on these races. Quirky prizes, costume contests, seasonal brews and ciders at finish lines, moonlight runs and plenty of mud—come celebrate autumn on the trails!
Note: This article was originally published on trailrunnermag.com in September 2013. We've since made a few small updates to the piece, including replacing one race that was cancelled in 2014.