Race Preview: 2017 Timberline Mountain Run (Mt. Hood)

Mountain runners, lovers of hills, challenge-accepters, and altitude-seekers, this run is for you!

The Timberline Mountain Run, hosted by the Timberline Trail Running Club and sponsored by Mt. Hood Brewing Company, was featured in the August 2014 issue of Runner’s World as one of the highest foot races in Oregon. The course is just 7 miles but has about 4,000 feet of elevation change (all run at over 5,000 ft). It is a single clockwise loop, starting and ending at the Wy’East Lodge. Wear your favorite trail shoes and come enjoy the singletrack, mountain slope (and a bit of road).

Second only to running on the beautiful trails on Mt. Hood is that you can sleep in on race day! Runners don’t take off until 10 AM (though check-in starts at 9 AM on the Wy’East patio).

This event can also be run as a team as part of the Mountain Running Team Championships. The requirements are at least one woman per team, but unlimited team sizes otherwise. Scoring is weighted by participation, so the more friends you bring, the more points you earn!

After all your hard work, you’ve earned a beer from Mt. Hood Brewing and a hot dog from the Black Iron Grill. The awards ceremony will begin at noon (top 3 male and female finishers of each age division).

It’s only 7 miles…you know you want to!

When: Sunday, August 13, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM (check-in and race day registration begins at 9AM)
Where: Wy’East Lodge | Timberline Ski Area
Price: $35 per individual | Race day = $40 | Team X-Dog or Oregon Active = $20
Registration: Online here or download a printable form here

About Bobi Jo (251 Articles)
Bobi Jo has lived all over the midwest but moved to Portland in 2007 and now calls it home. She started casually running in 2012 and trained up for the "Run Like A Mother" 5k as her first proper event. She got a taste of the runner's high and is now a veteran ultrarunner. While running is her favorite sport, she is a "Jill of all trades, master of none" - her other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and traveling the world. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan.
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