The 25K race is a very steep and very technical course run on single-track trails in the Tillamook State Forest. It involves scrambling up and down steep and rocky trails with exposure. It could be one of the hardest races you’ll run; you will be so proud of your accomplishment.
Have you ever climbed a mountain? In this race, runners will summit two mountains – Elk and Kings Mountains. There is about 5800 feet of gain, much in the first three miles.
The race starts at Elk Creek Campground, however, you will need to pick up your bib and take a shuttle from the the Jones Creek Day Use Area, just east of the Tillamook Forest Center, on Highway 6. See a map . Please do not drive to the start line – bibs are only available at the Jones Creek Day Use Area.
All three distances finish at the beautiful Tillamook Forest Center. Your car is a short walk away, about 1/4 mile, via the Wilson River Trail.
A steep and technical course run on single-track trails in the Tillamook State Forest. In this 15 mile race, runners will summit two mountains – Elk and Kings – and involve ~5800 ft of gain. There are a number of sections requiring scrambles as well as very steep descents on rocky – and sometimes muddy trails. This is NOT your typical 25K trail race. We recommend you run the course prior to race day to give you an understanding what this course will throw at you.
Watch this video that 2016 racer James Goldstein created.
Here’s a Wy’east Wolfpack video of much of the course, that they created during one of their monthly Adventure Runs
Here is an interactive map of the 25K & 50K you can play with.
The cut-off time for the 25K is 2:00 pm at aid station 2 (mile 7.65). You must leave aid station 2 by 2:00 pm (5 hrs from start time), or the volunteers will have to pull you from the race.
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Go Beyond Racing is cupless. You’ll need to bring your own cup for liquid aid at all aid stations. You can refill bladders and bottles too. Read more about what it means to be cupless.
Full aid stations are stocked with GU drink, GU gels, chips, PB&Js, gummy bears, fruit, M&Ms, cookies, and crackers. The Kings aid station has water, GU electrolyte drink and GU gels only. Please bring your own aid if you have special needs.
The Forest Service has informed us that bees are in high season during the month of October. Therefore, if you are allergic to bees, you are required to carry an EPI-PEN during the race.
The first man and the first woman to reach the summit of Elk Mountain during the race will be crowned King and Queen of the Mountain. Each will earn a special award for their crowning achievement.
You don’t have to be the first to finish the race, but you do have to finish, to earn the title.