Pack up six of your favorite running buddies into a van and head to The Gorge on Sunday, September 19th for the Gorgeous Relay. Part of the Gorgeous Running Series, this beautiful one-day relay covers 50 miles with 12 legs beginning in Hood River, OR and ending in Portland. Runners are treated to beautiful waterfalls and spectacular views of the Gorge from the Vista House. Thread your way through the woods, small towns, and a final stretch along a golf course in NE Portland.
Having participated in this race twice (and again next month), I can tell you this is a fun and well-organized race. Exchange points can get a bit hectic and confusing so make sure to consult your maps before the relay starts. Registration is still open and the cost varies depending on team sizes. Finishers receive medals and other “gorgeous” swag. The weather isn’t always cooperative for this race, so make sure to dress for rain and sun.
What: Gorgeous Relay
When: Sunday September 19th, 2021
Where: Columbia Gorge – starting in Hood River and ending in Portland
Cost: Full Gorgeous Team (5-6 runners): $699; Mini Gorgeous Team (3-4 runners): $475; Gorgeous Duo (2 runners): $235; Ultra Gorgeous Runner (1 runner): $115