Welcome to the Smith Rock Ascent! Spend the weekend at one of the most scenic places in Oregon – Smith Rock State Park. Whether you prefer to run on trails or on the road, we have a course that you’ll love. Saturday is all about trails. Choose from a 50K, 15 mile or 4 mile route, all run on trails throughout the park. There’s even a free kids race. Sunday is road day. With a half marathon and 10K, you’ll be able to stretch your legs on this flat and fast course, with views of the rock faces.
50K: SOLD OUT – WAIT LIST AVAILABLE
$120 (Day of Race, if space available)
15 Mile: SOLD OUT – WAIT LIST AVAILABLE
$100 (Day of Race, if space available)
4 Mile: SOLD OUT – NO WAIT LIST
$65 (Day of Race, if space available)
Kids Fun Run (approx 0.5 mile): FREE. You can also sign up race morning.
You can order an optional race shirt for extra during the registration process through April 7.
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.
The kids fun run runs along the top of the race start/finish area and is about a half-mile. All kids will receive a finisher medal. It is a great way to get the entire family participating in running.
All 50K racers will park off-site and take a shuttle to and from the race. 50K racers will park at the Smith Rock Ranch (1250 NE Wilcox Ave, Terrebonne, OR). All others (15M and 4M racers and volunteers) will park at the park. There is a $5 parking fee to park at Smith Rock State Park and at the ranch. Be sure to bring cash!
Shuttle buses will leave from the Smith Rock Ranch to take 50K runners to the park from 6:15 am to 7:15 am. Don’t be late! The post-race shuttle will run every 30 minutes, starting at 1:30 pm, from the state park to take runners back to their cars at Smith Rock Ranch. The last shuttle leaves at 5:00 pm.
50K runners can have a finish line drop bag so you’ll have clothes and shoes to change into when you finish. You’ll place your drop bag in a U-haul when you get off the shuttle/before the start.
Bib pickup is at FootZone (842 NW Wall Street, Bend, Oregon 97701) on Friday, May 12 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. You can also pick your bib up race morning at the race start, beginning at 7:00 am
There will be a burrito bar from Longboard Louie’s for all the runners and volunteers. Families and friends can eat too, we just ask for a $5 donation. We hope you stay and enjoy the fun!
The top 3 male/female finishers will receive very nice products from some of our sponsors. There are also many random prizes that we will be giving to finishers.
Allow 3 hours from Portland or Salem. Directions to Smith Rock State Park from Portland can be found here.
Camping is available at Smith Rock State Park here. Other nearby lodging options are here. Multiple lodging options exist in Bend (30 minutes to start/finish) Bunk+Brew
Redmond (15 minutes)
Madras (25 minutes)
See how beautiful the park is with the Smith Rock Webcam here.
We love volunteers and our racers do to! To make this race a success we need people to help at bib pickups, race start and finish, aid stations, and on the trail. You can sign up for the assignment you’d like on Ultrasignup. Click on the green Volunteer button with the heart.
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The Smith Rock Ascent 50K provides 2 points toward every race of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®