Race Preview: 2017 Mt. Hood Meadows Uphill Challenge

If you are a skier in Oregon, chances are that you’ve been to Mt. Hood Meadows at least once or twice to play in the snow. But how often have you been there in the summer for a beautiful but challenging run? On August 5th, you’ll be given the chance for that with fourth annual Mt. Hood Meadows Uphill Challenge.

The Uphill Challenge is, not surprisingly, an uphill running (or walking) event which takes place at Mt. Hood Meadows and climbs 621 feet in elevation over the course of 1.2 miles on a gravel mountain road. After you get your quads burning and you’ve celebrated your epic finish, the stadium chairlift will escort you back down to the base area.

If you’d like to bring some friends to this event, they are also welcome to chairlift rides for $12. They can join you for the BBQ on the Paradise Deck and celebrate victory with you! Stick around for the awards ceremony at 1:00PM where $250 in prize money will be awarded to the top man and woman.

Competitors are encouraged to bring their own water bottles, as aid will not be available on the course, and don’t forget your sunscreen. It’s possible that the race will be a warm one, even in the morning.

Come check it out. The view will be worth the challenge!


What: Mt. Hood Meadows Uphill Challenge

When: August 5th, 2017, 11:00AM (Registration begins at 9:30AM)

Where: Mt. Hood Meadows (main parking lot)

Register: Here for 20 & Older. Here for 19 & Under

Registration Cost: $25 for 20 & Older, $20 for 19 & Under

About Nikki Mueller (603 Articles)
I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

1 Comment on Race Preview: 2017 Mt. Hood Meadows Uphill Challenge

  1. This was a great event last year. Great swag. Well organized.

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