Update 8/23: We are very sorry to announce that this race is cancelled for 2021. With the continued spread of the Corona virus, and the short loop course, we are concerned that keeping physically distant would be impossible for 24 hours. And the character of this event, with the crew and aid station, wouldn’t be allowed and that’s part of what makes this race special. Next year friends! An email is going out to all registered and waitlisted participants this week with their options.
Update 5/1: We are rescheduling the race as the state park won’t be open for events in June. The new date is October 17th.
Update 4/21: At this point, we are still hoping to have the race. We will make a final decision no later than May 23rd. This article on our home page is kept up-to-date with any changes to our races.
We are excited to take over the reins of the Elijah Bristow 24 Hour Run. This 12-hour and 24-hour loop race lets runners challenge themselves to see just how many miles they can run in a set time limit. We intend to keep the vibe this race is known (and loved) for, while adding just enough Go Beyond-ness that you will excitedly add this to your race calendar.
Registration in capped due to the Coronavirus pandemic. You can sign up for the wait list (your card is not charged). We will reopen registration and invite people from the wait list when it becomes more clear what will happen with the COVID19 situation.
$180 (Dec 1 – Dec 14, 2019)
$195 (Dec 15 – Jan 21, 2020)
$200 (Jan 22 – Oct 11, 2020)
$210 (Race Day, if space available)
$140 (Dec 1 – Dec 14, 2019)
$155 (Dec 15 – Jan 21, 2020)
$160 (Jan 22 – Oct 11, 2020)
$170 (Race Day, if space available)
You can order an optional race shirt for extra during the registration process through Sept 1.
Please note that there are no transfers to other runners. If you need to cancel your registration and it’s more than 30 days prior to the race, you will receive a 50% credit toward a future Go Beyond Racing race. If your cancellation is 30 days or less from race day, there is no credit, no refund, or no transfer. See our full cancellation policy for details.
Saturday, October 17, 2020 – CANCELLED
The race is at the Elijah Bristow State Park and occurs on a 1.05-mile loop. The course is almost all dirt trail, with a short section on pavement as you approach and leave the aid station/timing/parking area. There is about 16 feet of gain in a loop, so this is pancake-flat. Here is the course map
There is one aid station that you will pass by every single lap. This make it very easy to run this race without a crew. The aid station will have water, GU electrolyte drink, GU gels, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, Gummi bears, chips, Fig Newtons, bananas, and oranges are provided. Plus, keeping a Bristow 24/12 tradition alive, you can order hot food (burgers, quesadillas, pancakes, bacon, etc.) at the beginning of a lap and we’ll have it ready for you when you finish that lap.
Crew is definitely not necessary to race this, as we’ll provide all the support you need. But, friends and family cheering you on is pretty awesome, so you are welcome to use a crew if you like.
Crew can set up a spot in the parking area in front or behind a vehicle or you can create your own little aid station on the grass right at the start/finish area. We need to be sure there is room for all the racers, so be considerate when staking out your personal aid station. Your crew cannot access you while you are on the dirt trail portion of the course.
Pacing is allowed after 9:00 p.m., 12 hours into the race. Be careful to let other runners pass.
Elijah Bristow State Park (38263 Wheeler Rd, Dexter, OR 97431) is 17 miles (22 minutes) southeast of Eugene, Oregon and 122 miles (2 hours) from Portland, Oregon.
There is an adequate amount of parking available, so please consider carpooling so that everyone can have a spot. We have a public Google carpool sheet where you post if you are looking for or offering a ride.
All Elijah Bristow 24/12 runners earn a Silipint cup. You’ll get this at bib pick up and can use it during the race, at the aid station. The top three men and top three women will receive prizes from our sponsors. And there are raffle prizes that all racers have a chance to win.
We’re all over social media and the trail running community is active:
We do have a few rules that apply to all Go Beyond Racing races. Be sure you are familiar with them.
Need help getting ready for this race? Talk to our friends at Wy’east Wolfpack. They provide excellent coaching and training services.