Stumptown Trail Runs 50K & Half Marathon

Memorial Day weekend races in Forest Park

May 25th–27th

Race Details

Forest Park is a gem in the city and a chance to race on the trails here is not to be missed, by locals who run here regularly and for visitors to town looking to experience what we Portlanders get to call our backyard. Forest Park is a 5200-acre park in the middle of Portland with over 80 miles of trails. You’re never far from the city, but can figuratively get lost in the woods of the Tualatin Mountains.

The only 50K held in Portland, the Stumptown Trail Runs route will include everyone’s favorite – the iconic Wildwood Trail, a National Recreation Trail – but also some lesser-known paths deeper in the park. The 50K has 4,000′ of elevation gain.

The Stumptown Trail Runs half marathon is fun but also a challenging trail race that serves up all the shades of green and a good amount of hills with 1,800′ of gain and loss.

These are running events; not walking races.

Both races benefit the Forest Park Conservancy again this year.

Stumptown Registration

50K
2025 Price TBA

Half Marathon
2025 Price TBA

Optional shirts/merchandise are available for purchase during registration. Pre-orders are available until April 15.

2025 Registration Opens in November

Wait lists will open when each distance sells out.

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.

Runners in Forest Park during Stumptown Trail Runs

Schedule

Friday, May 24, 2024 – FRIDAY TRAIL FEST at Portland Running Company (2258 NW Raleigh St, Portland)

  • Open to anyone
  • 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Optional bib pickup for both distances
  • 6:00 p.m.: Shakeout run and shoe demo to Forest Park (3 and 5 mile options)
  • 7:20 p.m.: Women in Running Panel
  • Beer and gelato

Saturday, May 25, 2024 – HALF MARATHON

  • 6:30-7:30 a.m.: Half marathon bib pickup (bring photo ID)
  • 7:50 a.m.: Pre-race announcements
  • 8:00 a.m.: Half Marathon start
  • 10:30 a.m.: Awards
  • 11:30 a.m.: Course closes

Monday, May 27, 2024 – 50K

  • 6:30-7:30 am: 50K bib pickup (bring photo ID).
  • 7:50 a.m.: Pre-race announcements
  • 8:00 am: 50K start
  • 1:00 pm: Awards

Post Race Party & Awards

After you finish Stumptown, we feed and rehydrate you while you hang out with friends and family.

Every finisher earns a Stumptown pint glass. The top 3 male, female, and non-binary finishers receive prizes from our sponsors. We also have awards for 1st-3rd place age group (in 10-year age categories). There are plenty of great raffle prizes too.

Directions and Parking

The race start is a quarter mile up Leif Erikson from the gate at the top of Thurman St. Map.

Parking is on neighborhood streets. Carpooling, taking public transit, or ride share is highly recommended as the parking can get tight and we need to be respectful of the local residents. Do not block driveways.

Given that the park borders private property, there is NO PARKING for spectators at ANY of the aid stations.

If you are interested in carpooling, you can post here to find or give a ride. This is a Google spreadsheet that is viewable to anyone with the link, so only post what you want public. Carpooling can earn you $5 cash and a $5 drink gift card from Nossa Familia Coffee – read about this new program here.

Volunteers

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.

Rules

We do have a few rules that apply to all Go Beyond Racing races. Be sure you are familiar with them.

Training

Need help getting ready for this race? Talk to our friends at Wy’east Wolfpack. They provide excellent coaching and training services.

Social/Community

Be sure to visit our Facebook page. There you’ll find updates and information about the race.

Follow Go Beyond Racing on Instagram to stay inspired.

 

We acknowledge that these races occur on the traditional homelands of the Cowlitz, Clackamas, Atfalai, and Kalapuya Tribes.


Forest Park is a public municipal park in the Tualatin Mountains west of downtown Portland, Oregon, United States. Stretching for more than 8 miles (13 km) on hillsides overlooking the Willamette River, it is one of the country’s largest urban forest reserves. The park, a major component of a regional system of parks and trails, covers more than 5,100 acres (2,064 ha) of mostly second-growth forest with a few patches of old growth. About 70 miles (110 km) of recreational trails, including the Wildwood Trail segment of the city’s 40 Mile Loop system.