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.
Both races will open as a wait list. This is just in case the event has to be cancelled in 2021. Your credit card is NOT charged when you are placed on the wait list. We will invite runners into the race from the wait list, in order, until reaching capacity. Assuming COVID restrictions, both races will be capped at 225 each. If restrictions are lifted and it is allowed and safe to do so, we will add more.
$130 (Jan 15 – 31, 2021)
$140 (Feb 1 – Mar 15)
$145 (Mar 16 – Jun 6)
$105 (Jan 15 – 31, 2021)
$115 (Feb 1 – Mar 15)
$120 (Mar 16 – Jun 6)
Optional shirts are available for purchase during registration. Shirts are available until May 1.
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 full cancellation policy for details.
New for 2021, this is becoming a two-day event (pending permit approval). This way we can safely allow more runners to race.
There will be changes to the 2021 races, in order to protect racers and volunteers from exposure as much as possible. We will post those details here, which may change some of the previously published details, closer to the race date so that the information is current and most relevant. The changes will also be included in the pre-race email we send the week prior to the event.
All racers will pick up their bib at Bennett Pass Sno Park (the starting line) race morning. Photo ID is REQUIRED to pick up your bib. There is NO parking at Bennett Pass Sno Park. All racers will shuttle to the start line from Red Barn Park in Parkdale. Racers can be dropped off at the start line, but vehicles cannot park at Bennett Pass Sno Park.
The race starts at Bennett Pass Sno Park and finishes at the Oak Ridge trailhead, right near Parkdale, Oregon. The Wy’east Wonder post-race party is just a short shuttle ride away from the finish line at the Red Barn Park in Parkdale. There is no racer or spectator parking at either the start or the finish so all racers, volunteers and spectators will park at the Red Barn Park in Parkdale. Runners will board shuttles to get to the starting line. Shuttles will bring racers back to the park when they finish. Spectators can ride the shuttle from Red Barn Park to the finish line and back to the park if they would like to see their runner cross the finish line.
The Red Barn Park is located in Parkdale at 4943 Baseline Dr, Mt Hood, OR 97041. Parkdale is a 22-minute drive south of Hood River, on Highway 35.
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 Coaster too!
The Wy’east Wonder is 16 miles south of Hood River, Oregon.
From Portland (1.25 hours):
From Bend (2.5 hours):
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 tasty food, 10 Barrel beer, and Avid hard cider. We’ll have 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.
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 provides 3 points, and the 50K is worth 2 points, toward every race of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®.
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.