The 25K race is a very steep and technical course run on single-track trails in the Tillamook State Forest. Runners will summit two mountains – Elk and Kings Mountains – and involve 5,800 feet of gain. This Tillamook forest race is a tough, but you are up for it. A real mountain race and the original Tillamook Forest race.
There’s a new 50K for 2022. Starting this year, the 50K racers get to go up and down Elk and Kings Mountains just like the 25Kers. This is now a much more technical course, with 7,500 feet of gain.
Both races finish at the Smith Homestead, near the Tillamook Forest Center. This is where all runners pick up their bibs and where the 50K racers start. The 25K runners take a shuttle to the start near Elk Creek campground.
There is no Mountain Marathon in 2022. You’re welcome.
$80 (May 1 – 14, 2022)
$95 (May 15 – June 29)
$100 (June 30 – September 30)
$110 (Day of Race)
$100 (May 1 – 14, 2022)
$115 (May 15 – June 29)
$120 (June 30 – September 30)
$130 (Day of Race)
You can order an optional race shirt during registration through Sept 1.
Please note that there are no transfers to other runners and no refunds. 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. By registering, you agree to this Cancellation Policy.
Do you want to race but can’t afford the entry fee? We can help with our Trail Mix Fund.
Saturday, October 15, 2022
All racers will pick up their bib race morning at the Smith Homestead. 25K runners must pick up their bibs BEFORE getting onto the shuttles to the start line. 25K bibs are not available at the starting line. Photo ID is required.
Parking is limited and tight at the Jones Creek day use area. There are volunteers who will direct you where to park. Please follow their instructions and make sure to take up as little space as possible. It is a short walk from the parking lot to the Smith Homestead.
We HIGHLY ENCOURAGE CARPOOLING!
If you are interested in carpooling, you can post here to find or give a ride. This is a Google spreadsheet that is viewable to anyone with the link, so only post what you want public. Carpooling earns you a Carpool Coaster too!
The top 3 male/female finishers will receive very nice products from some of our sponsors. There are many raffle prizes given to finishers.
KOM & QOM – there are real crowns for this race! The first male and female racers to the top of Elk Mountain, in both distances, are literally crowned King and Queen.
Allow 1.25 hours from Portland.
There is BBQ burgers (and Impossible burgers) for all runners and volunteers at the finish. We hope you stay and enjoy the fun!
Closest towns with numerous hotel options are: Forest Grove, Hillsboro and Tillamook. All are within 30-45 minutes from the Tillamook Forest Center.
There is camping at Diamond Mill OHV staging area and Elk Creek campground. Most other area campgrounds are closed for the season.
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 Tillamook forest race? Talk to our friends at Wy’east Wolfpack. They provide excellent coaching and training services.
We are submitting the Elk-Kings 50K and 25K to become UTMB® World Series Qualifiers. We’ll add those qualifier logos here when we receive it.
Would you like to volunteer at this Tillamook forest race? Click the green Volunteer button on the Ultrasignup registration page to choose a position and shift that works best for you. And, THANK YOU!
We acknowledge that this race occurs on the traditional homelands of the Tillamook, Siletz, and Clatskanie Tribes.