2023 Race Series Preview: Daybreak Racing

If trail racing is your thing, you must do at least one, if not several, of the many events hosted by Daybreak Racing. Epic cannot begin to describe the views you’ll see, the challenges that will test you, or the journeys that you’ll remember forever. Daybreak is known to bring their “A” game, and their events always run like a well-oiled machine. Everything is well marked, the aid stations are stocked, and there’s food at the end. Did I also mention that the locations for these events, mostly ultra distances, are some of the most beautiful in Oregon? You’ve got to check it out.


Suislaw Dunes

Distance: 50k and 25k

When: Saturday, March 11th, 2023

Where: Cleawox Lake Day-Use Area, Honeyman State Park, Florence, OR 97439

Gorge Waterfalls

Distance: 100k, 50k, and 30k

When: Friday, March 31st thru Sunday, April 2nd, 2023

Where: Marine Park Pavilion, 395 SW Portage Rd, Cascade Locks, OR 97014

Tillamook Burn

Distance: 50 Miler, 50k, 20 Miler, and 3 Day 100 Mile Stage Race

When: Friday, May 5th thru Sunday, May 7th, 2023

Where: Reehers Camp, Tillamook State Forest, 57700 NW Sunset Hwy, Timber, OR 97144

Cape Mountain

Distance: 50k and 25k

When: Saturday June 3rd and Sunday June 4th, 2023

Where: Horse Creek Campground, Florence OR 

Wy’East Trailfest

Distance: 50k, 28k, and 14k

When: Friday, July 21st thru Sunday, July 23rd, 2023

Where: Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, Mt. Hood, OR


Backcountry Rise

Distance: 50 Mile, 50k, and 20 Mile

When: Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, August 20th, 2023

Where: Mt. St. Helens Science & Learning Center, Mt. St. Helens, OR

Mt. Hood Trail Games

Distance: Mountain or Sprint Relay (teams of 3,) Wolfpack Race, and Lone Wolf 25k

When: Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th, 2023

Where: Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, Mt. Hood, OR

Perpetua Coast

Distance: 50k and 20 Miler

When: TBD, Early October 2023

Where: The Adobe Resort, 1555 Hwy, Yachats, OR, 97498

Rogue Gorge

Distance: 50k, Half Marathon, and 12k

When: Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th, 2023

Where: Union Creek Day Use Picnic Shelter & Amphitheater, Union Creek, 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.