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 right back down in just six total miles.
Optional race shirts may be ordered during registration, through July 13th.
Please note that there are no transfers to other runners and no refunds. 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. By registering, you agree to this Cancellation Policy.
Do you want to race but can’t afford the entry fee? We can help with our Trail Mix Fund.
All finishers will receive a Gnar Gnar finisher medal, and the top three overall and top three in each age group (10-year increments) earn a special award from Go Beyond Racing.
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.
From Portland (55 miles/1.25 hours)
From Bend (117 miles/2.25 hours):
You can find lodging in Government Camp.
Carpooling is recommended. There is a Carpool Google sheet where those looking for a ride can post and those who can offer a ride and post. Connect here and save some gas and help the planet. Plus, this year especially, rental car prices are crazy high and this is a good way to avoid that cost for those traveling from out of town.
When you finish, you and your friends and family should plan to stay and play at Skibowl. All runners can get discounted admission to the adventure park that day – see your pre-race email for details on this. 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.
We acknowledge that this race occurs on the traditional homelands of the Molalla Tribe.