Adventures in Running: X Dog is Back!

When I first got into running, I discovered a group that sponsored races in cool places all around Oregon that were true running adventures. They were called X Dog Events, and unlike many obstacle race companies, X Dogs had legit obstacles made in nature that were a real experience. I walked away from events like Ole’s Assault and the Mt. Hood Scramble with cuts and bruises but I never had so much fun earning them.

At some point, Kevin, the owner of X Dog, retired and the company faded off into the sunset. Bryan Shull, a longtime XDogger, decided it was time to revive it, and it’s now been branded X Dog Adventures. Even better, X Dogs is now a 501c3 non-profit and their events benefit places like Share and The Hough Foundation. And what’s better than giving back to the community and having fun while you do it?

Some of the old favorites are coming back again and there are some new events in the works too. Here’s the current lineup so far for the year. Stay tuned for more details and mark your calendar!

Ho Ho 5k
  • When: Sunday, December 3, 2023
  • Where: Cook Park in Tigard, Oregon
  • Register: Here

New Years Half Marathon
  • When: Monday, January 1, 2024
  • Where: Imperial River Hotel Co. in Maupin, Oregon
  • Register: Here

White River Snow Shoe
  • When: Saturday, January 20, 2024
  • Where: White River West Snow Park, Mt. Hood

Rim 2 Rim 2 Rim
  • When: Sunday, May 5, 2024
  • Where: White River Crossing – Wasco County

Up Down Round and Round
  • When: Sunday, June 2, 2024
  • Where: Round Lake, Camas, Washington


Mt. Hood Scramble
  • When: Sunday, June 16, 2024
  • Where: White River Headwaters

SUP Races
  • When: Saturday, June 29, 2024
  • Where: Pine Hollow Reservoir – Tygh Valley, Oregon

  • When: Sunday, June 30, 2024
  • Where: Pine Hollow Reservoir – Tygh Valley, Oregon

Whooped at Whipple 5k/10k
  • When: Sunday, August 4, 2024
  • Where: Whipple Creek Park in Ridgefield, Washington

Ride Row Run Triathlon
  • When: Sunday, September 22, 2024
  • Where: Imperial River Hotel Co. in Maupin, Oregon

McCubbins Gulch Trail 5k/10k
  • When: Sunday, October 13, 2024
  • Where: McCubbins Gulch Campground – Highway 216
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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