A steep and technical course run on single-track trails in the Tillamook State Forest. In this technical 15-mile race, runners will summit two mountains – Elk and Kings Mountains – and involve ~5800 ft of gain. We are also developing a 50K on the Wilson River Trail*.
This race is part of the Northwest Mountain Trail Series.
Patagonia technical race shirt: $30
*pending permit approval
Date of Race: October 11, 2014
Start Time: 9:30 am
IMPORTANT: Race starts at 9:30 am at Elk Creek Campground but you will need to take a shuttle bus from the finish line/parking area (Tillamook Forest Center) beginning at 9:00 am.
Gates to the Forest Center don’t open till 8:00 a.m. Please do NOT show up before that time.
PLEASE NOTE: No transfers to other runners are permitted. Registration can be cancelled for a 50% refund prior to August 1, 2013. No refunds are permitted on or after August 1, 2013.
Registration: Register here starting January 5, 2014. Registration will close at 6pm on Thursday, October 9.
Packet Pick-up: You can pick up your race number at the Tillamook Forest Center between 8:15-8:45am. This is where you and any family members will park. It is at the Tillamook Forest Center where runners will be bused to the start line. We strongly encourage carpooling to the race.
- Due to limited parking at the start line, runners will be bused from the Tillamook Forest Center to Elk Creek Campground – 6 miles. PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE TO THE START LINE.
- Buses will begin leaving the Tillamook Forest Center at 9:00am.
- The race starts at 9:30 at Elk Creek Campground.
Post-race Festivities: There will be a BBQ for all participants, families and volunteers. We hope you stay and enjoy the fun!
Awards/Prizes: The top 3 male/female finishers will receive very nice products from some of our sponsors. There will also be many random prizes that will be giving to finishers.
DIRECTIONS & ACCOMMODATIONS
Travel Time: Allow 1-1.5 hours from Portland.
Directions to the Tillamook Forest Center (Parking/Shuttle/Finish Areas):
Take Highway 26 West
Take a slight left onto Highway 6 – toward Banks/Tillamook
Go ~30 miles to the Tillamook Forest Center
Closest towns/cities with numerous hotel options are: Forest Grove, Hillsboro and Tillamook. All are within 30-45 minutes from the Tillamook Forest Center.
A steep and technical course run on single-track trails in the Tillamook State Forest. In this short 15 mile race, runners will summit two mountains – Elk and Kings – and involve ~5800 ft of gain. There are a number of sections requiring small scrambles as well as very steep descents on rocky – and sometimes muddy (= slick) trails. This is NOT your typical 15 mile trail race. We anticipate this race will take you closer to 2x your “normal” 15-mile trail run time. We recommend you run the course prior to race day to give you an understanding what this course will throw at you.
The Forest Service has informed us that bees are in high season during the month of October. Therefore, if you are allergic to bees, you are required to carry an EPI-PEN during the race.
15K Course Maps and Profile
Course Details, Mileage and Aid Stations HERE
A cut-off time has been established for aid station (AS) 2. If you haven’t left AS 2 by 2:00pm (5hrs from start time), you will be pulled from the race – no exceptions.