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Race Preview: 2018 McCubbins Gulch Scramble (Mt. Hood)

You don’t want to miss what COULD be the last McCubbin’s Gulch Scramble Trail Run! The “2nd annual last” Scramble will be on August 5th this year in Mt Hood, and if you’ve never done this race, it’s a very memorable one that you might not get another opportunity to run.

The route for this “Kick-Ass Adventure” (as The Scramble has been coined) is about 5-6 miles long and it likely won’t be your PR race, as the person who comes in 1st tends to arrive at the finish in about 45 minutes. Most finishers should plan to complete the course in anywhere from 1:20 to 2 hours. Not all parts of the course will allow you to run, and there will be plenty of challenging obstacles along the way for you to take on.

Camping at the start or finish line is something you should also consider, as it’s a big part of the experience and it’s super fun! Last year, there was a naked swim in the moonlight which involved a rope of lanterns. Camping is also free, so why not?

Additionally, there is a pre-race potluck Saturday night and Andrew & Kriss Lewis will prepare a whole hog which is smoked on site. Bring a side dish to share and you’re all set!  Keep watch for special attractions to be announced, as events like Campfire Bingo will be happening.

Come check it out, as X-Dogs Events are always fun and not soon forgotten.



What: 2018 McCubbin’s Gulch 6 Mile Scramble

When: August 5th, 2018 at 10:00AM

Where: McCubbin’s Gulch Recreation Area on Mt Hood, Bear Springs, OR

Register: Here 

Registration Cost: $35

Packet Pick-Up:  Day of event registration and check-in will begin at 8:30AM

About Nikki Mueller (534 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.

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