Railroad Days River Run starts early Saturday, June 10

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
The start of the 2016 Dunsmuir Railroad Days River Run in downtown Dunsmuir. The 2017 River Run is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 10. Mount Shasta Area Newspapers file photo

The Dunsmuir Railroad Days River Run includes 2 and 5 mile races. Both courses begin in the historic railroad town of Dunsmuir and follow scenic routes along the Sacramento River with occasional views of Mount Shasta and Castle Crags. Runners will encounter short hills on both courses.

Both races start at 8 a.m., Saturday, June 10, on Dunsmuir Ave. at Castle St. in Dunsmuir.

Special trophies with a railroad theme will be awarded to the top male and female runner in each race. Unique custom ribbons will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in each 10-year age division.

The 2-mile race is especially popular for families and a great opportunity to start young runners.

The River Run is one of many events being held during Railroad Days. For more about Railroad Days and a schedule of events, see: www.mtshastanews.com/news/20170609/its-railroad-days-weekend-in-dunsmuir

Registration is $20 per person. Race day registration will be available starting at 7 a.m. Online registration will close at the end of the day on June 9.