Since Mt. Hood 50 began using a lottery for the 50-miler in 2015, we’ve offered the Friend Refund option. We will continue this program for the 2019 lottery.
The Friend Refund gives you an out if you had planned to run the race with friends or family, and they didn’t get selected in the drawing. Here’s how it works:
The 50M lottery is open for registration from January 7th starting at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. on January 11th. The drawing happens on January 12th. You can watch the drawing in person at the Mountain Shop that morning, or online via the Go Beyond Racing Facebook page and Twitter. We randomly draw 150 names from those entered into the lottery. These lucky runners are in the race. The remaining names are also drawn, and placed on the wait list in the order they are chosen. Registration for the wait list opens back up on Monday, January 13th. If you aren’t familiar with a wait list, you can learn about how the wait list process works here.
The 50K and 25K distances are not part of the lottery and the Friend Refund program does not apply. Registration for both of these races starts at 7:00 a.m. Pacific on January 13th. We do expect these distances to fill quickly.
If you are thinking about signing up for one distance and later switching to another distance, please read and understand our cancellation policy and the process involved with switching distances in a sold out race.