Race Preview: 2017 Tillamook Burn Trail Run (50k & 50m)


Hey runners, are you ready to feel the burn?! The Tillamook Burn Trail Run is a beautiful race that allows you to get out of the city, but yet not too terribly far either. Be warned that this run is ultra distance race only (5ok & 50m), quite challenging, and very beautiful. It is located in the iconic and historic Tillamook Forest and the rugged course takes you on the Historic Tillamook Burn Trail with two race distance options over two days, plus a bonus option.

If you really want to be in the heart of trail & ultra running this is it. The course will traverse magnificant forests on gorgeous single track trails – all within an epic wilderness an hour from the Portland Metro Area. This race gives you the chance to experience the history of the legendary “Tillamook Burn” forest fires that consumed 355,000 acres of old growth forest from 1933-1951.

Now, there are several options to experience this ultra race in this legendary forest. The 50 Mile race will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 and the 50K race on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Both races start and finish at Reehers Camp in the Tillamook State Forest. If you are game for the 50/50, competing in both events, you will receive a little something extra in the form of a custom reward – after your rewarded with the beautiful scenery. \

Awards will go to the top three male and female finishers and post-race food and beverages will be provided along with some live music.


The “Deets”:

  • 50 mile – $125
  • 50k – $100


All races start and finish at Reeher’s Camp in the Tillamook Forest.


Shirts will be sold for preorder online and made by Portland’s own Territory Run Co. and cost $20 online (to be picked up on the morning of the race). There will also be limited extra shirts for sale at $25 each if you don’t pre-order.

Packet Pick Up:

There will be no day before pick up only race morning at the Reeher’s Camp check in and bib pick-up from 5:00 am – 5:45 am on Race Day. All runners must check in the morning of the race!

Other important information:

Both distances are qualifiers for every race of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®. Finishers of the 50-miler earn 4 points and 50K finishers earn 3 points.

A portion of race proceeds will be donated to the non-profit Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust, which provides direct support for recreational projects and outdoor educational programs within the Tillamook Forest.



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