Mt Hood Trail Runs

Beautiful 50-mile, 50K, and 25K races in the shadow of Oregon's highest mountain

Jul 13th–14th

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Registration closes Jul 4th

Race Details

Welcome to the Everyone’s Favorite Mt. Hood Races!

This Mt. Hood race is a Pacific Northwest classic – it started way back in 1999 and is a summer favorite. 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.

Registration Fees

50M: FULL, WAITLIST AVAILABLE
$150 Lottery (Jan 1 – 12, 2024, Drawing on Jan 13)
$160 (Jan 14 – Mar 13)
$170 (Mar 14 – Jul 4)

50K: FULL, WAITLIST AVAILABLE
$120 (Jan 14 – Jan 27)
$130 (Jan 28 – Mar 28)
$140 (Mar 29 – Jul 4)

25K: FULL, WAITLIST AVAILABLE
$80 (Jan 14 – Jan 27)
$95 (Jan 28 – Mar 28)
$100 (Mar 29 – Jul 4)

Wait List

Optional shirt/merchandise is available for pre-order during registration 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 1 at 7:00 a.m. Pacific and will stay open until January 12 at 6:00 pm Pacific. We will draw the names on January 13th with the first 170 selected getting into the race. You can watch the drawing on Facebook or Instagram Live.

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.

Schedule

Saturday, July 13, 2024 (50-miler)

  • Bib & merchandise pickup: 5:00 am -5:45 a.m.
  • Pre-race announcements: 5:50 a.m.
  • Start 6:00 a.m.

Sunday, July 14, 2024 (50K & 25K)

  • Bib & merchandise pickup: 6:00-6:45 a.m. (50K)
  • Bib & merchandise pickup: 6:45-7:45 a.m. (25K)
  • 50K pre-race announcements: 6:50 a.m.
  • 50K start 7:00 a.m.
  • 25K pre-race announcements: 7:50 a.m.
  • 25K start: 8:00 a.m.

Photo ID is required to pick up your bib (don’t forget it). There is no early start for any of the distances.

Post-Race and Awards

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!

Directions

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.

Google Map for start location.

Camping/Lodging/Weather

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.

  • Clackamas Lake
  • Oakfork on Timothy Lake
  • Gone Creek on Timothy Lake
  • Pine Point on Timothy Lake
  • Stone Creek on Timothy Lake
  • Little Crater Lake
  • Hood View On Timothy Lake.

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

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.

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 can earn you $5 cash and a $5 drink gift card from Nossa Familia Coffee – read about this new program here.

Mt Hood race view alongside Timothy Lake

Rules

We do have a few rules that apply to all Go Beyond Racing races. Be sure you are familiar with them.

Training

Need help getting ready for this Mt. Hood race? Talk to our friends at Wy’east Wolfpack. They provide excellent coaching and training services.

Stay Connected

Check our Facebook Page for updates and information about the races. Go Beyond Racing is also on Instagram.

Miscellaneous

  • This event is located on the National Forest.
  • You will be running on a multi-use trail and horses may be encountered. Horses should be approached in a slow/calm manner for safety.
  • In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

We acknowledge that this race occurs on the traditional homelands of the Molalla Tribe, Tenino Tribe, and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs