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.
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.
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.
Due to limited parking at the start and finish lines, runners will ride a shuttle from the Jones Creek Day Use Area to Elk Creek Campground for the race start. There are two shuttles and racers will board the shuttle based on their last name. A-L shuttle leaves at 8:55 and M-Z leaves at 9:10 am. Do not miss the shuttle!
Both the 25K and the 50K races finish at the beautiful Tillamook Forest Center. Your car is a short walk away, about 1/4 mile, via the Wilson River Trail.
You can pick up your race number at the Jones Creek Day Use Area from 8:15-9:00 am
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 Wy’east Wolfpacks video of much of the course, that they created during their July monthly Adventure Run
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.
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 Glukos drink, GU gels, chips, PB&Js, gummy bears, fruit, M&Ms, cookies, crackers, and other typical ultra fare. 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.