Portland Trail Series

A low-key series of evening trail races held in Forest Park.

Fall Series ›
Registration closes Aug 29th

Race Info

The Portland Trail Series is a super-cool, low-key series of trail running races held in Forest Park in Portland. Three five-race Series (Spring, Summer and Fall) are held Wednesday evenings from May-October, and each race covers a different, challenging course, ranging from 4-7 miles. Runners that participate in at least four races for each Series are included in the overall Series standings, and doing well in the Series will land you some fantastic gear from our great sponsors.

The Series will benefit the Forest Park Conservancy and a post-Series party is held immediately after the final race at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub. There we will present awards to Series winners, hold a raffle and enjoy a well-deserved beer.

Maps are posted for each route the Monday before each race on this site and on the Facebook page. One of the routes will NOT be posted before the race – it’s our Mystery Route. We will tell you ahead of time how far it is, but will not give you the trails involved. We will mark the course as usual, so you’ll know where to go, but you won’t know where you are going til you get there.

Get ready to run some hilly trails!

These are running races; not walking events.

Series Registration

All Five Races: 


$80 (Mar 1 – 14)
$90 (Mar 15 – Jun 11)

SUMMER Series Closed/Day-Of Available

$80 (May 2 – 14)
$90 (May 15 – Aug 29)

FALL Series

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.

Day-Of Registration

There is single race registration available for $20 cash at each race, to offset any no shows. Come to the race starting at 5:30 p.m. to sign up if you want to try for a no show spot. We’ll let people into the race in the order they signed up, starting at 6:05 p.m., until we reach capacity.

Series Schedule

All races start at 6:15 p.m. Runners pick up bibs at the race start, from 5:30-6:00 p.m. At 6:00 p.m., any no show spots will be made available for day-of-race runners.

Spring  2024

  • Race 1 – April 10
  • Race 2 – April 24
  • Race 3 – May 8
  • Race 4 – May 22
  • Race 5 – June 5

Summer 2024 

  • Race 1 – July 3
  • Race 2 – July 10
  • Race 3 – July 17
  • Race 4 – July 24
  • Race 5 – July 31

Fall 2024 

  • Race 1 – September 4
  • Race 2 – September 18
  • Race 3 – October 2
  • Race 4 – October 16
  • Race 5 – October 30

Parking and Carpooling

Parking is free on the city streets. 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.


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


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

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We acknowledge that these races occur on the traditional homelands of the Cowlitz, Clackamas, Atfalai, and Kalapuya Tribes.