The trails of Forest Park are a real treasure for runners and an opportunity to run a race on them shouldn’t be missed. The only 50K held in Portland, the route will include everyone’s favorite – Wildwood Trail – but also some lesser traveled and less well-known paths, with approximately 4,000′ of elevation gain. The race will support the Forest Park Conservancy again this year.
Be sure to visit our Facebook page and check out this Event. There you’ll find updates and information on the social opportunities. And you can join in the conversation on Twitter at the #TF50K hashtag.
All runners must check in the morning of the race. There is no early start.
Friday, May 22, 2015
4:00 – 7:00 pm – Packet pickup at the Foot Traffic Sellwood Store (7718 SE 13th Ave.)
Monday, May 25, 2015
6:30 – 7:30 am – Parking, check in and day-of-race packet pickup
8:00 am – Start
10:30 am – 3:30 pm – Post race party, BBQ and awards
There is a 1:00 p.m. cutoff at the aid station at mile 19.5. If you are not able to make this cutoff, you will be asked to return to the start with aid station volunteers.
You can see the course routes, elevation profile and a sneak preview video on the Course page.
< 3/31: $85
4/1 – 4/30: $90
5/1 – 5/25: $100
Day of Race: $120
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.
We’ll treat all racers to a BBQ following the race. And our friends from Lucky Lab Brewpub will provide the beer! It will be a fun time to hang out with friends.
Awards ceremony: 1:00 pm
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. Given that the park borders private property, Aid Station parking is extremely limited. Spectators are asked to be respectful of private property and especially avoid blocking driveways.
There are three hotels within a mile of the start/finish:
The 2015 Trail Factor 50K is a part of the Trail Runner Trophy Series
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.