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 and includes two descents with ropes in place to assist you. 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 Smith Homestead, just east of the Tillamook Forest Center, on Highway 6. Please do not drive to the start line – bibs are only available at the Smith Homestead. The finish line is at the Smith Homestead as well.
Here is an interactive map you can play with.
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. There are two descents that have ropes and volunteers to help you. 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.
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.
Here’s a Wy’east Wolfpack video of much of the course, that they created during one of their Adventure Runs
Bees can be an issue during the month of October in the forest. If you are allergic to bees, you are required to carry an EPI-PEN during the race.