The 50K lollipop style course that involves ~4800 ft of elevation gain has amazing views of the Cascade mountains, the sheer rock faces at Smith Rock State Park and the unique beauty of the grasslands. 75% of the course is on sweet single-track trails. There are 4 fully stocked aid stations.
There is a cut-off at the final aid station (#4). All racers must leave this aid station by 3:30 p.m. (This cutoff is extended 30 minutes to accommodate 2021 rolling start – it is usually 3:00 p.m. and is now 3:30 p.m.)
|AS 4||7.0||26.4||3:30 pm for 2021 rolling start|
The 15-mile race quickly rises above the dramatic cliffs in one of Oregon’s most scenic state parks. With over 3,000 vertical gain, the route ascends to the top of Gray Butte with panoramic views of central Oregon and the Three Sisters. Then your reward, an almost uninterrupted descent with spectacular views of the sheer rock faces that make Smith Rock State Park a mecca for climbers.
There is a cut-off at the final aid station (#2). All racers must leave this aid station by 12:00 p.m. (This cutoff is extended 30 minutes to accommodate 2021 rolling start – it is usually 11:30 a.m. and is now 12:00 p.m.)
|AS 2||4.6||9.7||12:00 p.m. for 2021 rolling start|
Sorry, no 4-miler in 2021 due to capacity restrictions related to the COVID pandemic.
4-mile trail race! For those who don’t want to go 15 miles or 50K, but still want incredible views and sweet single-track, then this is the option. It’s not flat – you will earn your views.
There are no crew access locations for any of the race distances. Spectators can cheer for their runners at the start/finish area.
Pacers are not allowed in any of the events.