Elk-Kings Trail Races
These are rugged races that involve scrambling up rocky mountains and descended steep trails. A real mountain race!
The 25K race is a very steep and technical course run on single-track trails in the Tillamook State Forest. Runners will summit two mountains – Elk and Kings Mountains – and involve 5,800 feet of gain.
The 50K course changed in 2022. Now, the 50K racers get to go up and down Elk and Kings Mountains just like the 25Kers. This is a much more technical course, with 7,500 feet of gain.
Both races finish at the Smith Homestead, near the Tillamook Forest Center. This is where all runners pick up their bibs and where the 50K racers start. The 25K runners take a shuttle to the start near Elk Creek campground.
This is legit hard. But be inspired because even though you’ll be climbing and descending a lot, you’ll be having a great time. Seriously, runners cross the finish line with smiles and tell us how much fun it was.