October 8: Forest Park has reopened! The Summer Series final race deadline is extended to Sunday, 10/11. The Fall Series new dates are posted below and begins Monday, 10/12.
September 24: Fall Series is delayed due to the Forest Park closure. We will announce new dates when the park reopens.
August 27: The Fall Series is going virtual too! Read about how that works on the Virtual Series page.
June 4: We are going virtual. We cannot put on the rescheduled Spring Series in person, so we’ve come up with a virtual version. Email sent to all registered runners today with options to run the virtual races, receive a race credit or donate to the Forest Park Conservancy. Read the details on the Virtual Series page. Registration is now reopened.
March 20: We have rescheduled the Spring Series in response to the Coronavirus ban on events. Those registered for Spring DO NOT need to re-register or do anything else to keep their entry in place. This is also pushing the dates for the Summer and Fall Series. See below for new dates. An email went out today to all Spring racers and volunteers (as well as to all 2019 runners) and includes information on what to do if you cannot make the new Spring dates.
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. 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!
All Five Races:
Fall Series registration closes end of day on September 26th.
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.
Registration open September 2 – 26
Due to the closure of Forest Park in September & October, we had to delay the start of the Fall Series. These are the new race dates:
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.
We acknowledge that these races occur on the traditional homelands of the Cowlitz, Clackamas, Atfalai, and Kalapuya Tribes.