2022 Race Series Preview: Go Beyond Racing

Trail Racing is a huge culture in the Pacific Northwest, and why wouldn’t it be? There is no shortage of epic trails and majestic mountains surrounding us, and we are very fortunate to get to experience it. Go Beyond Racing gets that. This trail racing company is all about getting outside and finding beauty everywhere. Their races appear to be seamlessly organized consistently, so runners new to the trail race scene will be in good hands and experienced trail runners will come back again and again.

I’ve never had a bad experience at a Go Beyond race, and their aid stations are something I look forward to every single time for that boost of energy. Their amazing volunteers cheer hard for every runner as they approach as though they are the most elite of runners. It doesn’t matter how slow they are or how much pain they look to be in. This crew never lets you go hungry either, from their mid-race selection of munchables to the post-race nosh. Most importantly, you won’t get lost in the woods on a Go Beyond course unless you’re just not paying attention to the well labeled trail markings and you’ll likely exit even the hairiest of courses with a smile on your face.


Wood You Rather

Distance: Checkpoint race with distances of 7.5 to 10 Miles

When: Saturday, April 16th, 2022

Where: Leif Erikson Trailhead, Forest Park, Portland, OR

Bend Trail Series

Distance: Four-Race Series courses range from 4 to 7 Miles

When: Thursdays from June 2nd to July 14th, 2022

Where: Each race starts at a different location on the trails of Bend , OR

Portland Trail Series

Distance: Five-Race Series courses range from 4 to 7 Miles

When: Wednesdays from April 20th to June 15th, 2022

Where: Leif Erikson Trailhead, Forest Park, Portland, OR

Smith Rock Ascent

Distance: 50k, 15 Mile, 4 Mile, and Kids Fun Run

When: Saturday, May 14th and Sunday May 15th, 2022

Where: Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne, OR

Stumptown Trail Runs

Distance: 50k and Half Marathon

When: Saturday, May 28th and Monday May 30th, 2022

Where: Leif Erikson Trailhead, Forest Park, Portland, OR

Wy’east Wonder

Distance: 50 Mile and 50k

When: Sunday, June 12th, 2022

Where: Bennett Pass Sno Park at Mt Hood Meadows Dr, Mt. Hood, OR

Bristow 24/12 Run

Distance: 24 Hour and 12 Hour Races

When: Saturday, June 18th, 2022

Where: Elijah Bristow State Park, Dexter, OR

Mt. Hood Races

Distance: 50 Mile, 50k, and 25k

When: Saturday, July 9th and Sunday July 10th, 2022

Where: Clackamas Lake Historic Ranger Station near Timothy Lake, Maupin, OR


Distance: 50k+ and 25k

When: Saturday, August 6th and Sunday August 7th, 2022

Where: Marble Mountain Sno Park, Mt St Helens National Volcanic Monument, Mt St Helens, OR

Gnar Gnar

Distance: 6 Miles

When: Sunday, August 14th, 2022

Where: Mt Hood Skibowl in Government Camp, Mt Hood, OR

Oregon 200

Distance: 200 Miles

When: Friday, September 2nd  thru Tuesday, September 6th, 2022

Where: Junction Sno-Park near Crescent Lake, OR

Mountain Lakes 100

Distance: 100 Miles

When: Saturday, September 25th thru Sunday September 26th, 2022

Where: Clackamas Lake Historic Ranger Station, Maupin, OR

Lastest Not Fastest

Distance: Last person standing 4.5 Mile Loop

When: Saturday, October 8th, 2022

Where: Tumalo Canal Historic Area, near Bend, OR


About Author

I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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