You won’t find a more mountain-like race around. The Elk-Kings Trail Races are rugged, technical, and steep races in the Tillamook Forest — and you will love them!
The 25K course involves 5,800 feet of gain, and the 50K has 75,00 feet of gain since it now also summits both Elk and Kings mountains, just like the 25K always has. You’ll get some long views of the Coast Range, and not just from the summits, but on your way up and down the mountains too. And you’ll also feel like you are deep in the woods when you’re surrounded by some seriously tall ferns.
This Tillamook forest race is a tough, but you are up for it.
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.
$80 (Apr 1 – 30)
$95 (May 1 – Jun 30)
$100 (Jul 1 – Sep 22)
$110 (Day-of-Race, if spots available)
$100 (Apr 1 – 30)
$115 (May 1 – Jun 30)
$125 (Jul 1 – Sep 22)
$135 (Day-of-Race, if spots available)
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, September 30, 2023
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 and female finishers will receive very nice products from some of our sponsors. We give out age group awards and non-binary awards too. And, there are many raffle prizes to win.
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.
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.