Race Preview: Westfir 50K and 30K

Our friends at Elevated Trail Racing know how to trail race and they’ve been offering to share their trails for a few years now in their neck of the woods (literally) down by Eugene. Coming up just before Halloween, the Westfir 30K/50K gives runners some gorgeous singletrack – but you’ll have to earn it because the RD likes vert!

First is the 30K with over 3,700 feet of gain on the Alpine Trail. But don’t worry – that gain is all in the first half, because it’s an out and back.

The 50K is a classic lollipop course which climbs the same route, then sends runners on a loop, then back for the descent for a total of over 7,000 feet.

First place in both gender categories will receive a free pair of Altra trail shoes, and there will be other prizes available for podium finishers, Masters categories, etc. Oh, and both events are dog-friendly!

Check out their website for more details, including course maps and elevation charts, and also check our their other races to add to your docket,

Westfir 50k & 30k $70-$95


Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023
Time: 50K at 8:00 AM | 30K at 10:00 AM
Where: Covered Bridge parking area in Westfir, approximately 40 miles southeast of Eugene.

About Author

Bobi Jo has lived all over the midwest but moved to Portland in 2007 and now calls it home. She started casually running in 2012 and trained up for the "Run Like A Mother" 5k as her first proper event. She got a taste of the runner's high and is now a veteran ultrarunner. While running is her favorite sport, she is a "Jill of all trades, master of none" - her other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and traveling the world. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan.