2023 Portland Trail Series is here!

Spring is finally arriving. Birds are singing, the sunshine is peeking thru the rainclouds, and the 2023 Spring Portland Trail Series is almost here! For those not familiar with this PDX trail tradition, there are three race seasons for the Trail Series, (Spring, Summer, and Fall) and five trail runs in each series. These all take place in Portland’s own Forest Park every other Wednesday evening – 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 only thing that can make this better is beer right? You won’t be disappointed, as at the end of each series, it’s party time at Portland’s own craft brewery the Lucky Lab Brew Pub (one of my personal favorites). That’s where you’ll find out the series’ winners, get a chance to win some raffle prizes, and did I mention get your beer on?!

The way this series works is every other Wednesday at 6:15 PM each race will premiere 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, (if the series isn’t sold out,) or Day of Race beginning at 5:30PM (ONLY if there are no-shows).

The Spring series is currently SOLD OUT, so your best bet is to plan to come and see if there are openings. If not, well shoot, enjoy the park for a run of your own. Keep in mind that the Summer Trail Series registration opens on May 1st!!

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.

2023 Portland Trail Series – Spring $20-$80



  • Series – $75
  • Each race day if available – $20


Varies but is located in – Forest Park Portland, OR 97231


The Spring Series races are every other Wednesday evening, at 6:15PM. Runner pick up bibs at the race start from 5:30-6:00PM – SOLD OUT

  • Race 1 – April 26
  • Race 2 – May 10
  • Race 3 – May 24
  • Race 4 – June 7
  • Race 5 – June 21
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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