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Race Preview: 2016 Elk-Kings 25K and 50K

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Go Beyond Racing presents two beautiful race courses in the Tillamook Forest on October 15. The Elk-Kings 25K and 50K are part of the Northwest Mountain Trail Series. The 25K is a steep and technical trail run that summits both Elk and Kings Mountains. With 5,800 feet of elevation gain, this scenic race will be a challenging one along single track trail. The 50K runs along the Wilson River and is less technical. With 6,500 feet of elevation gain, this double out and back loop will still present a challenge. This course is also on single track trails. Aid stations are stocked with Honeystinger gels, Glukos, chips, PB&Js, gummy bears, fruit, M&Ms, cookies, crackers, and other typical ultra fare. This is a cupless race, so be sure to bring your own container for liquid at the refill stations.

The top 3 male and female racers will be receiving prizes from some of the race sponsors. There will also be random prizes given out on race day.

There will be a post-race Bar-B-Que for racers and volunteers. Racers may purchase meal vouchers for any guests brought out to cheer you on.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to the Mazamas, a non-profit mountaineering education organization located in Portland.

Elk-Kings 25K and 50K Details

Date: Saturday, October 15

Times: 7:30 A.M. – 50K
9:30 A.M. – 25K

Location: Jones Creek Day Use Area, Tillamook – 50K start and 25K shuttle location

Entry Fees: $90 – 25K
$110 – 50K

Race Website: Click Here

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About Annette Vaughan (287 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner, personal trainer, and race director 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 the race director for Get A Clue Scavenger Race and owns a personal training studio in Canby. She 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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