This Mt. Hood Race is a Pacific Northwest classic. Almost all of the 50M and much of the 50K are run on the heavily-shaded Pacific Crest Trail. The 25K distance doesn’t use the PCT, but take racers around Clackamas and Timothy Lakes on some great single-track and double-track trails.
Optional shirt is available for purchase during registration. Shirts are available until June 1.
The Mt Hood 50 Mile race fills up quickly so we use a lottery to give more people an opportunity to enter. Registration begins on Sunday January 1st at 7:00 a.m. Pacific and will stay open until January 12 at 6:00 pm Pacific. We will draw the names on Sunday, January 13th with the first 170 selected getting into the race. Those not selected are placed onto the wait list in the order they are drawn. Registration will reopen, for the wait list, on January 14th.
The 50K and 25K are not lotteries and will open on January 14 at 7:00 a.m. Pacific. Wait lists will open when each distance sells out.
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.
Do you want to run the 50M on Saturday and the 50K or 25K on Sunday? You will need to sign up and get into both. There is not a lottery for the 50K or 25K, but they will fill up quickly. There is no way to bypass the 50M lottery or 50K or 25K registration. You must register for both.
Photo ID is required to pick up your bib (don’t forget it). There is no early start for any of the distances.
We’ll be serving cooked-right-in-front-of-you meat and veggie burgers to all racers and volunteers for free, and spectators can eat if they want by dropping in $7 donation to the beneficiary. Beer from Cascade Lakes Brewing, hard cider from AVID, sparkling waters, and chocolate milk is available for racers and volunteers.
Every finisher earns a Mt Hood Trail Runs pint glass. There are great awards from our sponsors for the top 3 men, women, and non-binary racers, and age group awards that go three-deep. All runners have a chance of scoring some great products from our sponsors in the raffle!
The Start/Finish is at the Clackamas Lake Historic Ranger Station, near Timothy Lake, and approximately 20 miles south of Mt. Hood. (45.0986, -121.7513)
From Portland, take Hwy 26 towards Mt Hood, drive past Government Camp and continue ten miles past the Hwy 35/Hwy 26 intersection to Hwy 42 (also marked as Skyline Rd and Timothy Lake). The Hwy 42 turnoff is close to the 66-mile mark on Hwy 26. The Clackamas Ranger Station is 10 miles down Hwy 42, 1/4 mile past Hwy 42/Hwy 57 intersection on Hwy 42.
The start is about 1 hour 45 minutes from the Portland airport.
The Mt. Hood area has some great places to camp and Timothy Lake has more than 150 campsites. Below is a list of the closest campgrounds.
Go to recreation.gov to reserve a campground. Please note that the USFS strongly discourages camping outside of established campsites. No camping is allowed at the Clackamas Lake Guard Station Compound.
The nearest motels are in Government Camp, OR (21 miles from start).
Weather at Timothy Lake (start/finish area)
Parking is allowed off road on portions of Forest Service Road 42 (FS42) near the Clackamas Lake Historic Ranger Compound (Start/Finish). Signs are posted and volunteers will help direct you. No parking is allowed on on either side of FS42 at the Pacific Crest Trailhead adjacent to Joe Graham Campground. No parking is allowed on either side of FS 42 from the event entrance to Joe Graham Campground.
We HIGHLY ENCOURAGE CARPOOLING!
If you are interested in carpooling, you can post here to find or give a ride. This is a Google spreadsheet that is viewable to anyone with the link, so only post what you want public. Carpooling earns you a Carpool Koozie too!
We do have a few rules that apply to all Go Beyond Racing races. Be sure you are familiar with them.
Need help getting ready for this race? Talk to our friends at Wy’east Wolfpack. They provide excellent coaching and training services.
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We acknowledge that this race occurs on the traditional homelands of the Molalla Tribe, Tenino Tribe, and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs