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. Gnar Gnar is also the host of the 2021 USATF Mountain Running Championships and selection race for the US Mountain Running Team.
$55 (Feb 1 – 14, 2021)
$65 (Feb 15 – Mar 31)
$70 (Apr 1 – Aug 8)
$75 (Day of race, if available)
This race is open to EVERYONE. You do not have to be a USATF member to run in the Championship race, but USATF membership is required to be eligible for national championship scoring and U.S. team selection.
Gnar Gnar will open as a wait list. This is just in case the event has to be cancelled due to COVID. Your credit card is NOT charged when you are placed on the wait list. We will invite runners into the race from the wait list, in order, until reaching capacity. Assuming COVID restrictions, the race could be capped at 150, but we won’t know the exact number until closer to the event – hopefully it’ll be closer to 300.
Optional race shirts may be ordered during registration, through July 13th.
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.
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 an awards from Go Beyond Racing.
USATF national championship medals are presented to the top ten men and top ten women overall as well as the top 3 men and women in masters 5 year age groups (e.g. 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, etc).
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.
Athletes who participate in National Championships and Team USA competitions are subject to drug testing performed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in accordance with the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing.
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 discounted 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.
We acknowledge that this race occurs on the traditional homelands of the Molalla Tribe.