New for 2018 is the 25K distance! This course starts and finishes at the same spot as the 50-miler and 50K, but covers some new trail not used in either of those routes. There is 2,200′ of elevation gain and loss as you make you way around Clackamas Lake and Timothy Lake. The trail is generally soft with good footing, although there are some technical sections with rocks and roots. The Mt Hood 25K is running event; sorry no walkers.
The 25K race is on Sunday, July 15, 2018.
$70 (1/14 – 1/27)
$85 (1/28 – 3/13)
$90 (3/14 – 7/9)
$100 (Day of Race, not available if the race is full)
Registration for the 25K is not a lottery. It opens at 7:00 am PT on on January 14th. Once the race is full, the wait list will open.
Optional shirts are available for purchase during registration. Shirts are available until June 1.
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, or no transfer. See our full cancellation policy for details.
Bib pickup: 6:00-7:30 am at the race start
Start: 8:00 am
Awards: 11:00 am
You can see the course description on the second half of the Course & Crewing page.
The first aid station has water GU electrolyte drink and gels. The second aid station, at the Dam, is stocked with GU electrolyte drink, GU gels, chips and cookies, PB&Js, gummy bears, and other ultra fare.
Go Beyond Racing is cupless. You’ll need to bring your own cup for liquid aid at all aid stations. Read more about what it means to be cupless.
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There are no drop bags for the Mt Hood 25K.
Check-in and day of race bib pick-up takes place at the Start/Finish area at Clackamas Ranger Station from 6:00-7:30 am on July 15. All runners must check in and get their bib the morning of the race.
Join runners, volunteers and family members for some great post-race food, with meat and veggie options, at the Start/Finish area while you cheer on the finishers! We will have some great awards from our sponsors for the top-3 and top masters. All runners will have a great chance of scoring some great products from our sponsors in the post-race raffle!
The Start/Finish is at the Clackamas Lake Historic Ranger Station, near Timothy Lake, and approximately 20 miles south of Mt. Hood.
From Portland, take Hwy 26 towards Mt Hood, drive past Government Camp and continue ten miles past the Hwy35/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 Hwy42, 1/4 mile past Hwy42/Hwy57 intersection on Hwy42.
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 (closest to start – 1/2 mile), Oakfork on Timothy Lake, Gone Creek on Timothy Lake, Pine Point on Timothy Lake, Little Crater Lake (aid station on course about mile 6), HoodView On Timothy Lake. To reserve, click on one of the links above, or call 877-444-6777, or go to www.reserveamerica.com. 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).
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.