Welcome to The Ruff. The only race that runs up Dog Mountain in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. It is a chance for you to test your lungs by running straight up 3miles (and 3000ft) to the summit of Dog Mountain and then testing your quads by bombing down 4 miles to the finish. You will have beautiful views of the Columbia River below, Mt Hood to the south and Mt St. Helens to the west. This is my favorite trail to run anywhere. You feel like you are high up in the Colorado mountains but get the benefit of thicker air to breathe!
Event's current local time: 5:32 PM PT
8AM morning of race at the Dog Mtn Trailhead. Please try to carpool to the start at Dog Mountain Trailhead if possible as there is limited parking.
The race starts/finishes at the Dog Mountain Trailhead. The 7mile course is run entirely on single-track trails. You will take the Dog Mountain Trail to the summit and then come down Augspurger Trail.
Top 3 male/female will receive an award. Top masters male/female wil receive an award. First place male/female will receive a free pair of Altra trail shoes!
KING/QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAIN AWARDS:
First male/female will receive an award from our sponsors
The fastest male/female downhill time will receive an award from our sponsors. Eligible to win only one award
FOOD and DRINKS:
Beer will be provided by Ninkasi Brewing Company! Will also have a complementary lunch provided for all racers! $10 for spectators.
4 LEGGED FAMILY MEMBERS
Due to conditions of the permit, no dogs are allowed in the race.
This race is held under a special use permit and in partnership with the US Forest Service, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. In accordance with Federal Law and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, Elevated Trail Racing LLC, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.