Update 5/30: This race is cancelled. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the Tillamook State Forest has decided to not issue permits for any events in 2020. We really look forward to sending you off on these challenging courses in 2021.
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 you thought the 25K was a steep and technical course. With this Mountain Marathon (27.5 mile) race you’ll go up the backside of Elk Mountain, over to King’s summit, down and back up to the Elk summit before heading back over to King’s and then the finish. That’s 8,000 feet of gain and a little more in loss!
The 50K, is less technical but run on single-track trails all along the Wilson River Trail and has 6,500 feet of gain. It is a double out and back.
New for 2020! All three races will finish at the Smith Homestead, instead of at the Tillamook Forest Center. This is where all runners pick up their bibs and where the 50K racers start. This change will make it simpler for you to get back to your car after the race and give everyone a better post-race experience as we’ll have the place to ourselves. The races will no longer finish at the Tillamook Forest Center.
We are opening registration, but ONLY AS A WAIT LIST. This way people can sign up, but don’t pay anything. Your credit card information is collected, but not charged unless and until you are invited into the race. We will invite everyone (til we get to the permit limit) off the wait list when we are more sure of the COVID19 situation and its impact on this race. We will switch to normal registration after everyone from the wait list has responded to their invites.
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 cancellation policy for details.
SUNDAY, October 4, 2020
50K bib pickup: 6:00-7:00 a.m. (photo ID required)
50K race announcements: 7:20 a.m.
50K start: 7:30 a.m.
25K & Mountain Marathon bib pickup: 7:45 – 8:40 a.m. (photo ID required)
25K & Marathon shuttle to start:
First shuttles (Last name A-L): 8:25 a.m.
Last shuttle (Last name M-Z): 8:40 a.m.
25K & Mountain Marathon start: 9:00 a.m.
All racers will pick up their bib race morning. These year’s bib pick up is inside the Smith Homestead. 25K and Mountain Marathon runners pick up their bibs BEFORE getting onto the shuttles to the start line. 25K & Marathon bibs are not available at the starting line.
Parking is limited and tight. 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.
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. We will also crown the Mountain Marathon and the 25K King and Queen of the Mountain.
Allow 1.25 hours from Portland.
There is Red Duck pulled pork BBQ (and veggie 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.
The Elk-Kings 50K provides 2 points and the Mountain Marathon 2 points toward every race of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®.
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!