Shhhh – the Secret Beach 100k / 50k is coming to Gold Beach

All Terrain Adventures is putting on the Secret Beach 100k and 50k this summer. The ultra distances for this race will be both challenging and stunning, as routes will take runners on sandy beaches and bluffs hundreds of feet above the waves, as well as old growth forests and sand dunes covered in tree tunnels.

Both of the routes will be challenging, that’s for sure. The 100k is an out-and-back that starts and ends at Curry County Fairgrounds. The 50k is a one-way that starts at House Rock Viewpoint, Samuel Boardman State Park near Brookings.

Enjoy mostly single track terrain with about 5 miles of road running on the shoulder of Hwy 101 and about 16 miles of sand running. This will not be an easy or fast race for many, and the elevation profiles and course map will show you many reasons why. The 100k has about 12,400 feet of elevation gain and loss  and the 50k a “paltry” 6500 feet.

The 100k starts at 6am and will have a finish line cut off time of midnight – 18 hours. The 50k starts at 9am and allows 10 hours to finish. Check the website for specific aid station cut off times. There are 5 aid stations for the 100k and 2 for the 50k, so you will likely need to plan ahead with a crew or self-carry.

Crewing and drop bags are allowed at any or all of the aid stations. There will be duct tape and sharpies available to clearly label your bags with your name, bib number, and which aid station it should be at. Bring your bags with you to check in, and the race will transport them to the aid stations.

Pacers are allowed for the entirety of the 100k starting from Myers Beach when runners go through the second time.

Your reward for your hard work is the post race part – held at the Pacific Reef Hotel Property down by the beach. Food and drink will be provided for participants and volunteers, and awards for all finishers will be received – as well as top three males and females.

This event will be epic, so don’t miss your chance!

Secret Beach 100k / 50k (Gold Beach) $95-175


  • Saturday August 26
  • $175 for 100k,
  • $150 for 50M,
  • $95 for 50k
About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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