The map links below show the course in sections and include course descriptions, crew driving directions and instructions and aid station details. These are best printed in landscape format, ideally on 11X17.
This map link is the four sections above combined into one document and shows the entire course on one page and is a very large file. Be patient if you download it.
The course starts at Olallie Lake Cabins at the north end of beautiful Olallie Lake and heads south along Olallie Lake before connecting to steep jeep roads and the PCT. After a short section of the PCT, runners will arrive at Breitenbush Lake Campground.
The route will follow a long, steady down hill (from 5,500 ft. to 3,600 ft.) with expansive views before leveling off on FS Road 380.
The course heads north before connecting with Trail 719 to start the climb up toward Olallie Lake. Semi-technical trails wind their way past multiple small lakes and up to 5,500 ft. before connecting with the PCT and heading south to the Breitenbush Lake Campground.
The course heads north along the PCT, then reconnects to the jeep roads along Olallie Lake providing clear views of Olallie Lake and Olallie Butte.
Continuing north, the course skirts Olallie Butte before arriving at Olallie Meadows.
This section of the course is the most remote and has some nice downhills, mixed with some rocky sections.
After a ~700ft climb and skirting North Pinhead Butte, descend ~1000ft to Warm Springs Aid Station.
Drop an additional ~500 ft, crossing the Warm Springs River. Then ascend ~900ft. The climb is long, relatively speaking. It is rather rough in sections so watch your footing. The trail eventually flattens out, passing clear cuts on the east side. You then drop slightly to the aid station, on the north side of power lines.
The trail drops over this section a total of ~850ft. It is gradually but noticeable. One could definitely make up time on this section if your legs have some reserves in them (but save them for the return trip to the finish!). You will hear cheers as you near the aid station from volunteers and crew.
After dropping down to lake level, this section of the course stays close to the lake before returning to Aid Station 12. Although this section is quite flat, there are several quick ups and downs with short technical sections that can be trickier than expected.
From here, it’s a straight return on the PCT to the finish!
10,800 feet of gain and loss.
All aid stations are stocked with the usual ultra food (i.e. chips, PBJ, fruit, cookies, crackers, candy), in addition to S-Caps, water, Glukos drink, and GU gels. There is also warm food available during the night.
All aid stations are cupless; bring your own drinking cup/vessel if you want to take liquid aid. You can refill bladders and bottles. Read more about Go Beyond Racing going cupless.
There are two cutoffs – a 12:00 a.m. (midnight) cutoff at Clackamas Ranger Station (mile 55) and a 5:00 a.m. cutoff at Clackamas Ranger Station (mile 71). Runners that do not depart prior to the cutoffs are not allowed to continue.
There are two drop bag locations; aid station 4, 9 and 12. Nine and 12 are at the same spot, so you’ll hit that drop bag twice. There is a designated area for drop bags at the start. Drop bags are returned to the finish by 2 p.m. Sunday.
Because drop bags are transported a few different times during a race, here are some best practices and restrictions around the size, quantity, and contents for Go Beyond Racing races.
Crew is allowed at the following Aid Stations:
Crew and vehicles are not allowed at the following aid stations:
AS3, AS6, AS7, AS8, AS10, AS13, AS14 or AS15.
Pacers are only allowed to start at the Clackamas Aid Station – as runners pass thru during their 1st (mile 54.7) or 2nd (mile 71.0) time thru the aid station.
Pacers must pick up Pacer Bibs and sign a waiver at the Clackamas Aid Station prior to joining their runner. All Pacers must wear their Pacer Bib at all times when on course. If multiple Pacers are used to support a runner, the Pacer Bib must always be on the Pacer that is with the runner on course. Runners are allowed only one pacer to run with them at a time. Muling is permitted.
Any runner older than 60 years of age can have a pacer beginning at mile 26.1 – Olallie Lake Aid Station (AS4).
Pacers are responsible for their own transportation.