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Race Preview: 2019 Uphill Challenge & Wy’east Howl (Mt. Hood Meadows)

Would you rather run up and down one mountain, or multiple mountains? Either way, on Saturday July 27, there is a race at Mt. Hood Meadows that will be perfect for you.

First off, the one mountain option…Uphill Challenge includes two distance options: 1.2 miles to the top of the mountain (for 621 feet of elevation gain), or the 5K that includes running back down via the Timberline Trail. The first male and female competitors to the top of Stadium Chairlift win $250 each.

Then back down the mountain, via the chair lift or the trail, runners and spectators can enjoy a BBQ on the Paradise Deck. The events start at 9:30am and the BBQ starts at 11am.

Now for the multiple mountain options…Wy’east Howl has three different distances to take you through the woods and over the ridgelines all around Mt. Hood: 100K, 50K, and half marathon. The views will be amazing as you get onto slopes that no other races use. The 100K and half marathon runners start and end at Mt. Hood Meadows, while 50K participants will be shuttled to their start line at Surveyor’s Ridge (and then head toward the meadows for their finish line). Read our full preview here.

After the races, these mountain goats will get to celebrate with food, craft beverages, live music, and other activities at the lodge patio.

Challenge yourself this summer with a mountain, or a few mountains.

Uphill Challenge & Wy’east Howl (Mt. Hood Meadows)
When: Saturday, July 27. 100K at 5am. 50K at 8am (shuttle leaves at 7:15am). Half, 5K, and Uphill Challenge at 9:30am.
Where: Mt. Hood Meadows (14040 Oregon 35, Mt. Hood)
Register: Online for Uphill Challenge or Wy’east Howl
Packet Pick-Up: Race Day
Cost: 100K for $190. 50K for 135. Half Marathon for $75. 5K for $35. Uphill Challenge for $20.

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About Meg DuMez (135 Articles)
Educator. Learner. Runner. Writer. TBD.

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