A whole series of trail races – what?! That sounds awesome! And, it’s not just one race – it’s five! Yup, the Portland Trail Series is a total of five races! But, wait there is more – yes, multiple series! That’s right there is not one, not two, but three different Portland Trail Series happening for three different seasons! All of these race series are right in Portland’s own Forest Park every other Wednesday – perfect for a post-work run!
Go Beyond Racing‘s Portland Trail Series gives you a chance to experience some of what Forest Park has to offer. Get a chance to run in one of the biggest urban parks in the US. You can really get the feel of a low-key race each time and compete against your friends and see who leads in the series’ overall standings. If you do well In the series, you could win some sweet prizes from the series’ sponsors!
The way this series works is every other Wednesday at 6:15 pm each race will premier a different and challenging course, with varying distances from 4-7 miles. Maps of each week’s race will be posted the Monday before each race online at the series’ website and Facebook. You can register for all races at once online, or Day of Race beginning at 6pm (ONLY if there are no-shows).
Now real quick about the scoring for the series – it’s a point based system and every runner who finishes each race in the series earns points. The winner of a race receives 100 points and every other racer receives points based on their time compared to the winner. It will all be tallied up by the sum of your four highest scores and everyone is eligible to win prizes. Click here for more info on the rules and details of the scoring system.
- $80 for Series,
- $175 for Season Pass (all three Series: Spring, Summer, and Fall)
- Each race day if available – $20 cash
Location: Varies but is located in – Forest Park Portland, OR 97231
The Spring Series races are every other Wednesday evening, at 6:15PM. Pick up your race bib between 5:30-6:00PM – REGISTER HERE
- Race 1 – April 20th, 2022
- Race 2 – May 4th, 2022
- Race 3 – May 18th, 2022
- Race 4 – June 1st, 2022
- Race 5 – June 15th, 2022
More important info: The Portland Trail Series beneficiary is the Forest Park Conservancy. They donate $1 for every bib that is returned after each race. The bibs are used over and over again, reducing waste. Also there is a special training available through the Wy’east Wolfpack.