Race Preview: 2017 Smith Rock Ascent Races


WOOO boy! Have you got some options and some climbing to do for the 2017 Smith Rock Ascent races! This race makes you “Go Beyond” (pun intended) your city limits, your climbing limits, and gives you a beyond beautiful and challenging experience! This Go Beyond Racing event gives you the chance of breaking out your trail and ultra shoes or your road shoes and run in one of Travel Oregon’s own 7 Wonders of Oregon!

There are five race distance options spreadyover two days for this event. Races ranging from a trail 4 miler to a challenging 15 miler and even an ultra distance race 50k on day one. On day two, there are flatter and faster options of a road 10k and half.  There is also a FREE kids fun run approximately a half mile long and sign ups available race morning. All of these races will feature beautiful views throughout the courses.

Now, no “monkeying” around, for these races gives you spectacular views of Mt. Jefferson, the Sisters mountains, not to mention the incredible Smith Rock State Park and Monkey Face (if you weren’t aware, Monkey Face rock is a popular climbing rock that looks like the face of a monkey from certain angles). I have ran the trails at Smith Rock State Park several times and love it every time – the rock formations, colors, and the river that runs by it, is just so gorgeous!

Get your hammie sin gear for the sweet, but challenging, climbs (over 4,000 ft. in the 50k, but still well over 3,000 ft for the 15 miler). Those climbs will be rewarded with amazing views and the nice descents back to the finish.
Untitled Untitled

The “Deets”
Dates + Times:

May 13th 2017

  • 50K: 8:00 am
  • 4-Mile: 8:25 am
  • 15-Mile: 8:45 am
  • Kids Fun Run: 9:45 am

May 14th 2017

  • 10K Start: 7:00 am
  • Half Marathon Start: 7:00 am
  • Courses close: 10:00 am

Packet Pick Ups:

All race before day of race pick ups

  • FootZone Bend, Friday May 12th 4:00-7:00 pm
  • Day of Trail race pick ups


Half Marathon

  • $80 (1/18-5/7)
  • $90 (Day of Race, if space available)


  • $60 (1/18-5/7)
  • $70 (Day of Race, if space available)

Registration link for Half Marathon + 10k

50K – SOLD OUT – Waitlist $100


15 Mile – SOLD OUT – Waitlist




Kids Fun Run (approx 0.5 mile) FREE. You can also sign up race morning.

Other important information:

  • Post race, there will be a burrito bar from Longboard Louie’s for all the runners and volunteers.
  • The top 3 male/female finishers will receive sponsored prizes
  • The race will be cupless, so come prepared with your own water devices for filling at aid station

This race benefits the Central Oregon Running Klub’s Youth Program


%d bloggers like this: