The original east-of-Wy’east Mt. Hood race, this 50-miler and 50K is possibly our most scenic yet. You will want to return to these ridge line trails again and again.
The Wy’east Wonder is a point-to-point race run mostly on two ridges alongside Mt. Hood; Gunsight Ridge and Surveyor’s Ridge. You will have so many views of Wy’east (the Multnomah Tribe word for Mt. Hood) as you make your way from it’s southern side around to the east, that you may actually get tired of looking at it. We promise we’ll take your breath away, and it won’t be from only running. The 50M route has 7,082′ of elevation gain and 10,012 of loss. The 50K has 4,193′ of gain and 7,122′ of loss.
Optional shirts are available for purchase during registration. Shirts are available until May 1.
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.
All racers will pick up their bib at Red Barn Park race morning. Photo ID is REQUIRED to pick up your bib. There is NO parking at the start. Racers will ride shuttles to the start line from Red Barn Park in Parkdale. Racers can be dropped off at the start line.
There is no racer or spectator parking at either the start or finish so all racers, volunteers and spectators will park at the Red Barn Park in Parkdale.
Runners will ride shuttles to get to the starting line. There is not room on the shuttles for spectators to go to the start.
Shuttles will bring racers back to the park when they finish. Spectators can take the shuttle from Red Barn to the finish line to watch their runner come in, and then ride the shuttle back to Red Barn with them. Runners have priority seating on the finish shuttles, so spectators may have to wait for the next shuttle if one is full of runners. Finish shuttles run about every 30 minutes.
We HIGHLY ENCOURAGE CARPOOLING!
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 earns you a Carpool Koozie too!
Descriptions for the 50M and 50K courses are on the Course page. You can find aid station mileage, cutoffs, and crew access information on there.
The Wy’east Wonder bases out of the Red Barn Park, in Parkdale (4943 Baseline Dr, Mt Hood, OR 97041). Parkdale is a 22-minute/16 mile drive south of Hood River, on Highway 35.
From Portland (1.25 hours):
From Bend (2.5 hours):
There is no overnight or car camping at Red Barn Park.
When you finish, you will take a shuttle back to the Red Barn Park where you parked. There, we’ll feed and rehydrate you with amazing burritos, 10 Barrel beer, and AVID hard cider. There are live finish line results so you can see when the other runners finish. We’ll have an awards ceremony where the top three male and female finishers from each distance will receive great prizes from our sponsors. We will also hand out three-deep age-group awards and have raffle prizes.
We’ve had misty, cloudy days and pretty darn warm days at this race. The weather at the start and first part of the course can be different at the start than near the end, as you are moving around the mountain and getting out its rain shadow.
Weather at Bennett Pass (start)
Weather forecast at Parkdale (finish)
Need help getting ready for this Mt. Hood race? We highly recommend the folks at Wy’east Wolfpack. They provide excellent coaching and training services.
We are pretty active on Facebook. Like our Wy’east Wonder race page so you can see all kinds of pictures and stay on top of what’s happening with this race.
The Wy’east Wonder 50 Mile and 50K are UTMB® World Series Qualifiers.
We do have a few rules that apply to all Go Beyond Racing races. Be sure you are familiar with them.
We acknowledge that these races occur on the traditional homelands of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs, the Wasco, and the Wishram Tribes.