This race is crazy full of waterfalls! The point-to-point course is nearly all super fun single track trail. There are so many waterfalls we lost count! The course goes right past Wahkeena Falls, Fairy Falls, Multnomah Falls, Oneonta Falls and more, plus runners will go right under Ponytail Falls! The route is mostly in deep old forest with some enormous trees and moss everywhere. We are certain elves and gnomes live here. Occasionally the trail will pop out of the trees and you'll get great views of the river and the mountains towering above it.
This course is beautiful, but it is also very challenging. The race boasts approximately 6,000 feet of elevation gain and much of the trail is very rocky and slippery. This is not an entry level or beginner 50K and our cut off times are strict.
Starting in 2017, the Gorge 50K will be a lottery. The lottery will be open from Nov 1-30, 2016 after which we will close it and draw names randomly. Your card will not be charged until your name is drawn for the race.
New this year is the option to enter as a group. Everyone interested in registering as a group will enter the lottery individually, but enter your group name. Your group gets one ticket and if it's drawn, everyone gets in. If it doesn't get drawn, though, no one gets in. We will allow groups of up to 50.
Registration is $95.
Why Run Anywhere Else
Really can't think of another race in the United States that is like this one! Add the tough, scenic trails to a post-race party featuring local beer, live music, and hot, wood-fired pizza and you'll be wondering: Why run anywhere else?
Cut-off and Aid Stations
With approximately 6,000 feet of elevation gain, this course is as tough as it is beautiful! Runners will have 9 hours to complete the course and can expect 3 fully stocked aid stations on this point to point course.
Local time: 6:54 AM