Trail racing in October, in the Tillamook Forest, with friends… sign me up! The Elk-Kings Trail Races are going to challenge you no matter which distance you choose. The 50K sticks to the Wilson River trail, but don’t be lulled by that, it’s tough. The 25K goes up and over both Elk and Kings mountains in a scrambly way you’ll not soon forget. And there’s the Mountain Marathon that lets you experience those two mountain summits twice (8000′ of gain in 27.5 miles!).