Moon Tree Run

Join us this year for the annual Moon Tree Run on Saturday June 4th 2016!

5K and 10K races begin at 9am at the Siskiyou Smokejumper Base. The 5k is $20 and the 10k is $25.

To register for the races, fill out the form below and click on "Buy Now" where you will be redirected to Paypal's secure website to complete your registration.


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Registration on the day of the race will increase by $5. Registration at the day of the race will begin at 8am. We will be using a professional timing system again this year. The awards ceremony will begin at noon at the Moon Tree. For pictures of the route visit: http://www.highway199.org/events-page/moon-tree-run/route/

The Apollo 14 Moon Tree Run commemorates one of the six moon landings made during the Apollo missions of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The pilot of the Apollo 14 command module was Stuart Roosa who worked as a smokejumper at the Siskiyou Smokejumper Base. He carried tree seeds to the moon in the lunar module. When the astronauts returned to earth the seeds were planted and the trees that grew from them became known as "Moon Trees." It is fitting that the starting line for the Moon Tree Run is located at the place where the Moon Tree story began. Roosa returned to the historic base in 1976 and planted one of the trees. For more information on Roosa's life visit: http://www.space.com/20392-stuart-roosa-biography.html

Questions? Write to us at gobijumpers@gmail.com

Camping

There is an assortment of both private and public camping facilities within a 30 mile radius of the Moon Tree Run. Only the public and nonprofit sites are mentioned below.

County Parks
Lake Selmac is the closest county operated camping area and is located about 15 miles from the historic smokejumper base. Reservations and contact information: http://co.josephine.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=522

Grayback and Caves Creek
These are both Forest Service campgrounds located on Highway 46 near Oregon Caves National Monument. Grayback Campground is about 15 miles from the historic smokejumper base. Caves Creek is about 22 miles.
Grayback – Reservations 1-877-444-6777
Caves Creek – No reservations

Panther Flats, Patrick Creek
These are Forest Service campgrounds along Highway 199 in Smith River National Recreation Area and are located about 30-40 miles from the historic smokejumper base.
Patrick Creek Reservations 1-877-444-6777
Panther Flats Reservations 1-877-444-6777

Lodging

The communities closest to the event site have limited but unique lodging at the Oregon Caves Chateau and Out N About Tree House B&B. The communities that are closest to the event that offer a wider variety of lodging are Grants Pass and Crescent City. Allow about an hour to drive from these locations to the Moon Tree Run.

See you in June!!

Event date: 
Saturday, June 3, 2017


Mick Swift climbs a giant ponderosa pine tree to retrieve his parachute

Mick Swift climbs a giant ponderosa pine tree to retrieve his parachute


grants pass courier article june 19 2010


Smokejumper uses propeller to crank-start Fairchild jump plane before jump

Smokejumper uses propeller to crank-start Fairchild jump plane before jump