There are so many great trail running locations in Oregon. My guess is many of us may have never heard of Post Canyon and the race sharing its name that takes runners through the hills above Hood River. The Post Canyon 50k & Half start and finish at Kingsley Reservoir and will feature technical trail running on Hood River County forestry land.
Though there will be aid stations on the courses, all racers are required to carry at least a 24oz or more (via water bottle or hydration pack), as the course is completely cupless. The trails you will dance upon, meander in and out of diverse and amazing terrain. The trails are located on county forestry land, called Post Canyon and you will endure truly amazing dipping and dancing up and down hills of small to large stature. And come prepared for the climbs:
- 50k has about over 5,500 feet of elevation gain
- Half Marathon is around 2,300 of elevation gain
As the race is early (7am), you may want to consider camping or staying at any number of great places in Hood River. The space at the start has bathrooms and a swimming hole (bring the family!) and is only $10. Last year saw about 90 total participants, so there should be a lot of distance to lose yourself in the quiet beauty of the area.
When: August 20, 2022 at 7am
Where: Kingsley Reservoir
Register: Online here; $95 for 50k and $45 for Half