The Portland Trail Series is a super-cool, low-key series of trail 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. NEW FOR 2019: We are adding a fun twist to the Series this year. One of the routes will NOT be posted before the race. 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!
All Five Races:
$75 (Jul 18 – Jul 31, 2019)
$80 (Aug 1 – Aug 25, 2019)
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 cancellation policy for details.
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. If there are no shows, we’ll let in people into the race in the order they signed up, starting at 6:05 p.m., until we reach capacity.
The Spring Series races are every other Wednesday evening, at 6:15 pm. Bib pick up is from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Bibs not picked up by 6:00 are released for day-of-race registration. Registration open December 1, 2019
The Summer Series races are every Wednesday evening, at 6:15 pm. Bib pick up is from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Registration opens May 23rd. Bibs not picked up by 6:00 are released for day-of-race registration. Registration opens April 1, 2020
The Fall Series races are every other Wednesday evening, at 6:15 pm. Bib pick up is from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Bibs not picked up by 6:00 are released for day-of-race registration.
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.