The heavily shaded course is an out and back almost entirely on the Pacific Crest Trail. The trail is generally soft with good footing, although there are some technical sections with rocks and roots. Runners will start by running north from the Clackamas Ranger Station to the Frog Lake Aid Station. You will then return to the start/finish and head South to the Warm Springs Meadows Aid Station, where you will turn around and head back to the finish.
Total elevation gain is approximately 5,630 feet.
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Crews and spectators may only access their runners at two aid stations: Start/Finish and FS 58. Crews are not allowed at any other aid stations and runners with crew at Little Crater Lake, Frog Lake/Hwy 26, Red Wolf or Warm Springs will be disqualified.
Directions to FS 58 Aid Station: Leaving the Start/Finish area, go north on Hwy 42. Four miles back up Hwy 42, toward Hwy 26, you turn left onto Forest Service Road 58. Please drive slowly and carefully as this road has potholes. Go approximately 5.3 miles down FS 58 to where the PCT crosses this road. FS 58 is paved and goes straight out (no turns), don’t turn down any gravel or paved side roads.
Our USFS permits strictly limit the number of runners on the trails so pacers are not allowed.
There are two cutoffs. Runners must leave the Start/Finish Aid Station by 1:00 p.m. (mile 28). The second cutoff is at the Warm Springs Aid Station (mile 39) at 4:00 p.m.
If you miss the 4:00 pm cutoff, you will be asked to return to the Start/Finish with the aid station volunteers.
Aid stations are stocked with GU gels, GU electrolyte drink, chips, PB&Js, pickles, gummy bears and other ultra fare. Please bring your own aid and utilize your drop bags if you have special needs.
Go Beyond Racing is cupless. You’ll need to bring your own cup for liquid aid at all aid stations. You can refill bladders and bottles too. Read more about what it means to be cupless.
|Aid Station||Total Distance||Full Aid||Porta-Potty||Drop Bag||Cutoff|
|Little Crater Lake||6.0||Yes||No||No||No|
|Little Crater Lake||22.4||Yes||No||No||No|
|Start/Finish||28.4||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes 1:00 pm|
|Red Wolf Pass||33.7||Yes||No||No||No|
|Warm Springs||39.2||Yes||No||No||Yes 4:00 pm|
|Red Wolf Pass||44.7||Yes||No||No||No|
Racers are allowed one drop bag at the Start/Finish aid station. There are no other drop bags for this race.
Place your drop bags in the appropriate drop bag area at the Start/Finish the morning of the race.
Here are some best practices and restrictions around the size, quantity, and contents for Go Beyond Racing races: