The Smith Rock Ascent races have become so popular, and it is easy to see why. You get to spend the weekend at one of the most scenic places in Oregon – Smith Rock State Park. The event spans the whole weekend, with a 50K on Saturday and the 15-Mile and 4-Mile on Sunday. There are free kids races both days. The trails in and around the state park provide stunning views of the rock faces where you’ll see climbers scaling the tall walls, as well as vistas of the Three Sisters and Mt. Jefferson. You’ll get up high in both races, where you see the grasslands around you. This race is a treat for your eyes, and for your legs.
$100 (Oct 1 – 14, 2021)
$110 (Oct 15 – Nov 30)
$120 (Dec 1 – May 5, 2022)
$80 (Oct 1 – 14, 2021)
$90 (Oct 15 – Nov 30)
$100 (Dec 1 – May 5, 2022)
$35 (Oct 1 – 14, 2021)
$45 (Oct 15 – Nov 30)
$55 (Dec 1 – May 5, 2022)
Kids Fun Run:
Free – sign up at the race
You can order an optional race shirt/merchandise for extra during the registration process through March 31.
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.
Friday, May 13, 2022
Saturday, May 14, 2022 – 50K
Sunday, May 15, 2022 – 15-Miler & 4-Miler
Information about parking and shuttles to come.
The aid stations at this Smith Rock race will have the typical ultra fare: chips and cookies, candy, pretzels, pickles, fruit, GU gels, GU Hydration electrolyte drink, soda and water. Runners are welcome to carry their own food too.
Bib pickup is at FootZone (842 NW Wall Street, Bend, Oregon 97701) on Friday, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. You can also pick your bib up race morning at the start, beginning at 7:00 a.m. Runners are highly encouraged to pick up bibs at FootZone in order to reduce congestion and lines race morning.
This is usually the best part of the race – hanging out after you finish, enjoying a beer, hard cider, or chocolate milk while you eat the best burrito you’ve ever had, as you cheer other racers across the finish line.
The top 3 male/female finishers will receive very nice awards and products from our sponsors. We also have awards for 1st-3rd place age group winners, in 10-year age categories. There are plenty of great raffle prizes too.
Allow 3 hours from Portland or Salem. Directions to Smith Rock State Park from Portland are here.
Camping is available at Smith Rock State Park here. and nearby Skull Hollow Campground. Camping around the park is first-come, first-served and fills up quickly. Other nearby lodging options are here. Lodging options exist in Bend (30 minutes to start/finish) and in Redmond (15 minutes) and Madras (25 minutes).
We love volunteers and our racers do too! 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.
We’re all over social media and the trail running community is active:
We do have a few rules that apply to all Go Beyond Racing races. Be sure you are familiar with them.
Need help getting ready for this Smith Rock race? Talk to our friends at Wy’east Wolfpack. They provide excellent coaching and training services.
The Smith Rock Ascent 50K provided 2 points, and provides 15M 1 point, toward every race of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®.
We acknowledge that these races occur on the traditional homelands of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs and the Tenino Tribe.