Post Canyon in Hood River is a gorgeous step off the beaten path, and on August 10th, you’ll have a chance to run the 2019 Post Canyon 50k & Half Marathon. If you’re looking for a challenge, you’ll find it here, with 2500 feet of climbing for the Half and 5700 feet for the 50k, plus lots of rocky and rooty terrain to keep things interesting.
This event will be on a tree farm in county forestry land, and sometimes there are last-minute changes to the course. Because of this, you won’t ever know exactly what your route will be until race day. You’ll get a rough estimate of what to expect and it should be mentioned that both the half as well as the 50k will be TOUGH. You’ll start and finish at Binns Hill Staging area and it will be a true adventure getting thru the race! You’ll start on flat terrain and there will be a lot of up and down and many many turns! The course will be marked (tap, chalk spray, and signage) so follow the markings. There will be an 8 hour cut off for the 50k.
A few things worth noting about this event: 1. This will be a cupless run. Please plan to carry a 24 oz (minumin!) water bottle or hydration pack. 2. There will be no earphones/earbuds or pets allowed on the course. And finally, 3. Trail shoes are highly recommended for the terrain of this race, as there will be lots of different experiences underfoot, including a rocky section called the BOULDERS OF HELL.
The volunteers and aid stations will be something to look forward to, as they are there to truly keep you healthy and happy. You might even see some out there playing fiddles in random spots, so don’t be too surprised when you see them.
All finishers will get a Post Canyon Destiny prize card which can be redeemed for prizes such as beer, donuts, and coffee at the local businesses in town. There will also be a great party at the finish line, with beer, food, and random raffle prizes.
Come out and embrace the beauty of the woods in Hood River.
What: 2019 Post Canyon 50k & Half Marathon
When: August 10th, 2019 at 7:00AM
Where: Binns Hill Staging Area, Post Canyon, Hood River
Cost: $115 for 50k ($135 after July 31st.) $75 for Half Marathon ($85 after July 31st.)
Packet Pick-Up: 6:00AM-6:30AM day of race at the start.