Back and “Brutiful”: The NUT 100K/50K on the North Umpqua Trail

Outside of a little town called Glide, there is a trailhead called Swiftwater – located a mere 25 minutes northeast of Roseburg. The trailhead gets its name from the quick current running downstream from Deadline Falls, which happens to be right next to the starting point of the NUT 100K/50K trail race, put on Go Beyond Racing.

The NUT was first introduced to us in 2015, and met with much enthusiasm as a premier ultra event. The following year saw many solid names show up to tackle this “brutiful” course. Then in 2017, the race was cancelled just days before it was about to start, on account of a massive wild fire that wreaked havoc on the entire North Umpqua Forest, which eventually led to the cancellation of the 2018 race, due to trail clean up and reforestation projects. As you can imagine, race organizers were pretty amped about getting this event back on the calendar, and here in 2019, we are back at it!

Nearly all of the courses run along the North Umpqua River, with both distances finishing at Lemolo Lake. Both races are a net uphill course, with the 50K gaining 5800’ and the 100K gaining over 11,000’. All but 1 mile of these courses are on single track and are point-to-point races.

When: Saturday, September 7th. 100K starts at 6am. 50K starts at 8am.

Register/Cost: Online registration through UltraSignup. 100K = $200.00. 50K = $115.00.

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