The Mt Hood 50 is a classic Pacific Northwest race. Almost all of the 50M and much of the 50K are run on the heavily-shaded Pacific Crest Trail. The newer 25K distances doesn’t use the PCT, but take racers around Clackamas and Timothy Lakes on some great single-track and double-track trails.
The 50-Mile race is on Saturday, July 11, 2020.
The 50K and 25K races are on Sunday, July 12, 2020.
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 January 5th at 7:00 a.m. Pacific and will stay open til the 10th at 6:00 pm Pacific. We will draw all the names on January 11th with the first 150 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 13. Join us for the lottery drawing in person or online
The 50K and the 25K are not lotteries and will open on Monday, January 13 at 7:00 a.m. Pacific. Once each distance is full (which usually occurs quickly), we will open wait lists.
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, and still no transfer. See our full cancellation policy for details.
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.
The 50M race will start at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday.
The 50K starts at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday.
The 25K starts at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday.
There is no early start for any of the distances.
Bib pick-up takes place at the Start/Finish area at Clackamas Ranger Station.
All runners will get their bib the morning of the race. Photo ID is required to pick up your bib (don’t forget it).
Join your fellow runners for some great post-race food while you cheer on the finishers! Red Duck pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers, and veggie burgers are free for runners and volunteers. Friends and family can eat too, for $5 (that goes to the race beneficiary – Pacific Crest Trail Association).
There are great awards from our sponsors for the top 3 men and women and top masters, 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 will be 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 www.reserveamerica.com 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.
Wonderland Expeditions rents fully-outfitted 4X4 trucks and SUVs with pop-up campers and rooftop tents.
The nearest motels are in Government Camp, OR (21 miles from start).
Parking is allowed off road on portions of Forest Service Road 42 (FS42) near the Clackamas Lake Historic Ranger Compound (Start/Finish). Signs will be 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 Coaster 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.
The Mt Hood 50 Mile provides 3 points, and the 50K is worth 2 points, toward every race of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®.
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