This trail race series consists of seven challenging courses of varying distances and terrain. Whether it’s 15 or 100 miles, we promise to challenge you and give you a memorable race experience. The Series was created to celebrate running in the mountains with friends, and although it will have a low-key vibe, you can expect it to be well-organized with real-time race results, well-stocked aid stations, cheerful volunteers, great post-race grub and sponsors that make the best products around.
Series winners receive Patagonia jackets or vests and free entries into the next year’s Series race. The overall male and female winners also receive a custom Series trophy.
This 15-mile race quickly rises above the dramatic cliffs in one of Oregon’s most scenic state parks. With over 3,000 vertical gain, the route ascends to the top of Gray Butte with panoramic views of central Oregon and the Three Sisters. Then your reward, an almost uninterrupted descent with spectacular views of the sheer rock faces that make Smith Rock State Park a mecca for climbers. Sure to be an instant classic, the 50K is a lollipop style course that involves ~4100 ft of elevation gain has amazing views of the Cascade mountains, the sheer rock faces at Smith Rock State Park and the unique beauty of the grasslands. 75% of the course is on sweet single-track trails.
Both the 100K and 50K are run on the scenic North Umpqua River trail. They are both point-to-point routes that travels along the river. The 100K has approximately 11,400 feet of elevation gain and 7,900 feet of loss.
A 50-miler and a 50K that attract runners from across the US and sells out quickly. Both courses are run on beautiful sections of the Pacific Crest Trail and have amazing views of Mt. Hood.
The only trail race to circumnavigate an active volcano in the U.S., this rugged trail race around Mt. St. Helens is one tough race. This 50K+ race, which was featured on the cover of Ultrarunning Magazine, is not for the timid and including some of the most barren terrain in the world.
One of the newest and most beautiful 100-milers in the country. Starting at Olallie Lake, and running next to more than 25 lakes, this race features the best trail running Oregon has to offer – technical and rocky sections, views of mountain peaks in every direction, and 60 luscious miles on some of the best sections of the Pacific Crest Trail.
A steep and technical 25K course run on single-track trails in Oregon’s Tillamook State Forest or a 50K run entirely on the Wilson River trail.
|Race Date Distance Registration|
|Smith Rock Ascent 5/7/16 15M/50K 10/15/15|
|NUT 100K/50K 6/11/16 100K/50K 11/1/15|
|Mt. Hood 7/9 & 10/16 50M/50K 1/4/16|
|Volcanic 50 9/3/16 50K 2/1/16|
|Mountain Lakes 100 9/224-26/16 100M 2/1/16|
|Elk-Kings 10/15/16 25K/50K 3/1/16|
If you would like to volunteer for any one of the trail races, please email visit that race’s web page and click on the Volunteer tab.