Race Preview: 2019 Strawberry Fields Forever Ultra and 10k (North Bonneville, WA)

If you know your Beatles music, you know the lyrics to this song. Interestingly, one of the best lines (in my opinion) is in the first verse. John Lennon writes “Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see…” In the world of running, especially off road, running with your eyes closed would surely find you face first in the dirt. As John rattles on, looping back to the chorus, singing about how “nothing is real”, the Columbia Gorge Running Club wants to invite you to loop back around to the finish of their race, Strawberry Fields Forever, in North Bonneville in the Columbia River Gorge.

The race takes place on Strawberry Island, which is a national historic area that was named by Lewis & Clark. The course is a 10K loop, featuring both dirt and gravel trails, with only a 200’ elevation gain and loss per loop. The start/finish line will be stocked with a tremendous variety of food and drink, while also offering you a place to set up a tent or a chair as you need when you come in. Runners have the option of 1 loop (10K), 5 loops (50K), 10 loops (100K) or 16 loops (100 miler). This is a great event to test your gear and/or your stamina in a safe way.

When: Saturday, June 29th. All race distances start at 9am.

Cost/Registration: 10K = $10. 50K = $50. 100K = $62.00. 100 miler = $100.

Register online at UltraSignup.

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