The 50K is run on single-track trails all along the Wilson River Trail and has 6,500 feet of gain. This race isn’t as steep or technical as the 25K, but it is still a challenging course with a lot of rollers.
The 50K starts at the Jones Creek Day Use Area – just east of the Tillamook Forest Center – on Highway 6. See a map here.
The course is entirely single-track. It has over 6,500 feet of gain. It’s a double out-and-back where you’ll start running wast on the Wilson River Trail, turn around after 4.2 miles and head back east along the trail all the way to the Elk Creek Campground at mile 20. Then you’ll turn back around and run back the way you came, finishing by crossing the bridge at the Tillamook Forest Center. You will run thru dense forests and cross many streams. This time of year the leaves should be in full color so expect a beautiful run.
Here is an interactive map you can play with.
The cut-off time for the 50K is 2:00 pm at aid station 5 (mile 23.3). You must leave this aid station by 2:00 pm, 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.
Aid stations are stocked with GU drink, GU gels, chips, PB&Js, gummy bears, fruit, M&Ms, cookies, crackers. 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.