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:
$75 (May 1 – 15, 2021)
$80 (May 15 – Jul 2)
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.
THERE IS NO SINGLE RACE REGISTRATION FOR THE SUMMER SERIES. You must register for the whole Series in advance.
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.
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 – CANCELLED
Registration opens January 15th
Registration opens May 1st
Registration opens July 5th
There will be changes to the 2021 races, in order to protect racers and volunteers and other park users from exposure as much as possible. This will include wave starts, masks at the start/finish area, and no gathering after you finish. All the changes are included in the pre-race email we send the week prior to the first race.
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.