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2023 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.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Wood You Rather 

Distance: Checkpoint race with distances of 7.5 to 10 Miles

When: Saturday, April 15th, 2023

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 15th to September 7th, 2023

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 26th to June 21st, July 5th to August 2nd, and August 30th to October 25th, 2023

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


Smith Rock Ascent 

Distance: 50k, 15 Mile, 7.5 Mile, 4 Mile, and Kids Fun Run

When: Saturday, March 11th and Sunday, March 12th, 2023

Where: Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne, OR


Stumptown Trail Runs 

Distance: 50k and Half Marathon

When: Saturday, May 27th and Monday, May 29th, 2023

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


Wy’east Wonder 

Distance: 50 Mile and 50k

When: Sunday, June 24th, 2023

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, July 1st, 2023

Where: Elijah Bristow State Park, Dexter, OR


Mt. Hood Trail Runs 

Distance: 50 Mile, 50k, and 25k

When: Saturday, July 15th and Sunday, July 16th, 2023

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


Volcanic 

Distance: 50k+ and 25k

When: Saturday, August 5th and Sunday, August 6th, 2023

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


Gnar Gnar

Distance: 6 Miles

When: To Be Determined

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


Oregon 200 

Distance: 200 Miles

When: Friday, August 25th thru Sunday, August 29th, 2023

Where: Greenwaters Park, Oakridge, OR


Mountain Lakes 100 

Distance: 100 Miles

When: Saturday, September 16th thru Sunday, September 17th, 2023

Where: Clackamas Rangers Station, Maupin, OR


Elk-Kings Trail Races 

Distance: 50k and 25k

When: Saturday, September 30th, 2023

Where: Tillamook Forest, Tillamook, OR


Lastest Not Fastest 

Distance: Last person standing 4.5 Mile Loop

When: To Be Determined

Where: Tumalo Canal Historic Area, near Bend, OR

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We started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. We also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support local race organizers.

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