The inaugural Wy’East Howl, hosted by our friends at Daybreak Racing, will debut on Saturday, October 6th. This “valley to volcano” point-to-point 50K is the only ultramarathon that finishes on the mountain. It’s a challenging but equally as rewarding race, boasting over 8,000 feet of climbing, gorgeous singletrack trails through forests, meadows, and on ridges. I am so excited to give this race a go and hope to see you there!
There will be 4 aid stations with everything you need:Tailwind energy drink, water, soda, gels, Skout bars, bananas, oranges, chips, PB&J sandwiches, and more. *Note: Daybreak events are cupless, so plan accordingly. Unfortunately no drop bags or pacers are allowed, but the cutoff is generous – leave AS 3 (mile 18.4) by 2:00 PM (6.5 hours) and finish by 6:00 PM (10.5 hours).
The race starts at the Oak Ridge trailhead, a quick 25 minute shuttle ride away, and runners will make their way back to the finish line at Mt. Hood Meadows on 25 miles of single track, 6 miles of rugged, historic double track and just under 1 mile of pavement. The trails are fairly runnable, with does feature some big climbs (they’re early, so save your legs!), some technical sections, and late-race descents. Click here for the course maps / descriptions.
As always, volunteering at the event is an option for anyone who wants to be out on race day, but can’t / doesn’t want to run! It’s super fun, incredibly rewarding, inspirational, and most importantly, appreciated!