Race Preview: 2015 McCubbin’s Gulch Scramble

Photo from xdogevents.com

McCubbin's Gulch Scramble is not your run of the mill trail run. It is an epic adventure held on Mt. Hood sure to satisfy the adrenaline junkie and adventure lover. With a variety of obstacles and terrain over a 5-6 mile course, this race is said to take the average finisher about 1:15 - 1:30, with the winner typically clocking in at about 45 minutes. 

The Scramble is on Sunday, August 9, but participants may camp onsite before and after for free. Many participants take advantage of the camping option and enjoy the pre-race potluck on Saturday evening. The post-race festivities will include a feast of smoked pig, so stick around all weekend! With events such as Campfire Bingo – with great prizes to be won – and the Creek Streak, it is obvious this is a full weekend event that is more than just a run.

This X-Dog Event is known for its adventure and mayhem, filled with a lot of shenanigans. It seems that what happens on the Scramble stays at the Scramble, as the photos and descriptions of the pre and post-race chaos is decidedly missing from the website. So if you enjoy camping with friends, a good trail run with some natural and unnatural obstacles, and a whole lot of unknown crazy to be had afterwards; then this event is for you!

McCubbin’s Gulch Scramble Details

Date: Sunday, August 9

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: McCubbin’s Gulch, Bear Springs, OR

Registration Fees: $30 until July 20, then $35

Race Website: Click Here


About Annette Vaughan (493 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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