Produced by Go Beyond Racing and presented by Nike Trail, the Gnar Gnar is a fun and breathtaking race that will send you up to the top of Mt. Hood Skibowl and then right back down in a more direct way. You can expect all the muscles in your legs to be screaming at you, and a giant grin on your face the whole time.
It is a very spectator and family-friendly event, so your fans can watch you going up and coming down the mountain. The whole course is 6 miles, with just over 1,900 feet of gain.
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 full cancellation policy for details.
The race takes place at Mt. Hood Skibowl. This winter ski and summer adventure park is in Government Camp, on Mt. Hood, in Oregon. It is just 55 miles/1.25 hours from Portland. Information about the course is on the Course page.
We are continuing our Carpool Coaster program to encourage as many racers to share a ride as possible. Plan to carpool and earn your wood race coaster! We can post on this carpool Google sheet if you are looking for a ride or willing to bring someone along with you.
From Portland (55 miles/1.25 hours)
From Bend (117 miles/2.25 hours):
You can find hotels in Government Camp.
When you finish, you and your friends and family should plan to stay and play at Skibowl. All runners can show their race bib and get 10% off the cost of admission to the adventure park that day. There are a ton of activities like the alpine slide, mini golf, ziplines, bungee trampoline, and more.
Need help getting ready for this hilly beast? Talk to our friends at Wy’east Wolfpack. They provide excellent coaching and training services.
We are pretty active on Facebook. Like our Gnar Gnar Facebook page so you can see all kinds of pictures and stay on top of what’s happening with this race.
We do have a few rules that apply to all Go Beyond Racing races. Be sure you are familiar with them.