Howling on Mt. Hood!
Welcome to the Wy'east Howl, offering wildly scenic, fun and runnable 100K, 50K and half marathon trail running races on Mt. Hood and its surrounding ridgelines, including the iconic Timberline Trail. As the only ultramarathon held on the slopes of Mt. Hood proper, the race presents a totally unique and beautiful trail race experience, complete with tremendous views of Wy'east (the Native American name for Mt. Hood) from start to finish and miles of sweet singletrack trails through a variety of mountainous forest, lush wildflower meadows and exposed ridgelines.
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Mt. Hood Meadows
The event is staged at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, offering an accessible, family-friendly full service venue right on the mountain! Meadows is locally owned and operated and will host all the event activities that aren’t out on the trails, including secure parking, race check-in, restrooms, food service and shuttle buses to the 50K start line. Car camping will be allowed in the main parking lot the Friday night before the race for a small fee upon arrival.
Mt. Hood gets a 100K! The 100K starts and finishes at Mt. Hood Meadows. The very runnable course tours the iconic Timberline Trail and other trails on the mountain before following scenic ridgeline trails and some rugged historic double track roads to the east of the mountain, then back up onto Mt. Hood for the finish at the main lodge patio at Mt. Hood Meadows. The views are relentless as will be the challenge, but after all that's why we're here. Nine aid stations are offered on this out and back course, with 11,600' of ascent and 11,600' of descent, for a true mountain ultra trail challenge. Refer to the race website for in depth course details.
The 50K is a gorgeous and fun point-to-point course starting over on Surveyor's Ridge east of the mountain and finishing at Mt. Hood Meadows! The course follows ridgeline trails, some rugged double track jeep roads, then more exquisite single track including the Timberline Trail back onto Mt. Hood for the finish on the main lodge patio at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort. Four full aid stations are offered, involving a very runnable 6500' of ascent and 5100' of descent. Refer to the race website for in depth course details.
The only trail half marathon course on the slopes of Mt. Hood! The course offers magnificent views and a fun lollipop loop-style course run entirely on the volcano, starting and finishing at Mt. Hood Meadows main lodge. The course travels through a diverse range of forest and wildflower meadows and presents an honest mountain challenge featuring 2,650' of elevation gain and 2,650' of loss over 13.1 miles.
About Daybreak Racing
Daybreak Racing presents unique and well-supported Pacific NW trail running races including Tillamook Burn, Wy'east Howl, Backcountry Rise. Our goal is to share some of our area's most beautiful trails and reward your effort with friends, food, music and memories.
Adventure begins at Daybreak.
If you must cancel your registration more than 30 days prior to the race, you can opt for a 50% credit toward a future Daybreak Racing race, redeemable within one year of issuance -- there are no refunds. If your cancellation is 30 days or less from race day, there is no credit, no refund, or transfer -- no exceptions. Please note there are no transfers to other runners.Thank you for your attention to this.
Local time: 11:07 AM
In the event that the race is forced to be cancelled for any reason and cannot be rescheduled (such as severe weather, forest fire, storm damage, etc.), all affected registrants will have the option of receiving a partial refund or a credit, which can be applied toward any Daybreak Racing event with no expiration.
Race registration add-on purchases (shirts, hats, etc.) must be picked up at race day check-in (or packet pick-up event when applicable). Volunteers will have all runner's registration information and will distribute pre-ordered shirts at this time. Remaining shirts and other items not picked up by the time the race starts will be re-sold when our merchandise table opens on race day. No refunds will be issued for any reason regarding pre-ordered race shirts, hats and other add-ons. These items will also not be shipped. Thank you for your understanding.