The Mountain Lakes 100, hosted by our friends at Go Beyond Racing, will always hold a special place in my heart as my first 100M start line. While it didn’t get to be my first 100M finish line, the memories of that race, and training for that race, the vibes from the course, the swag, the views…all incredible.
The entry to this race is a lottery in January every year (though you can still get your name on this year’s waitlist, if you’re hundo-ready a month out!). You can check out the race course here and start dreaming of the buttery PCT singletrack, views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson, plus (as the name suggests) Olallie, Timothy, and Little Crater Lake.
The start/finish line at Olallie Lake hasn’t been available due to fires in the past few years so returning to the original location is such a treat! Though some of the course is still modified due to fire damage, it’s still surely stunning.
The course runs about 101 miles with just under 12,000 ft of elevation gain/loss.
If you’re thinking of it for this year, next, or just maybe someday, I promise it’s a good one.
Mountain Lakes 100
- Date: September 16-17, 2023
- Start Time: 8 a.m. at Olallie Lake Resort