Howling on Mt. Hood!
Welcome to the Wy'east Howl, the premier trail running event on Mt. Hood! The Howl offers wildly scenic and beautiful 100K, 50K and half marathon trail running races on Wy'east (the native name of Mt. Hood, pronounced "why-east") including the iconic Timberline Trail. The Howl offers the only trail races on the slopes of Mt. Hood proper, providing an incomparable mountain race experience. Each race features extensive mountain views and miles of runnable singletrack trails through Pacific NW forest, wildflower meadows and exposed ridgelines.
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Mt. Hood Meadows
The event is staged at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Area, offering an accessible, family-friendly full service venue up high on the mountain. Mt. Hood Meadows is locally owned and operated and will host all the event activities that aren’t out on the trails, including secure parking, runner 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.
The 100K is a lollipop-loop style course that starts and finishes at Mt. Hood Meadows ski area. The course tours the iconic Timberline Trail and many other trails high up on Mt. Hood at sunrise before following scenic ridgeline trails and some rugged historic double track roads out along backcountry ridges, mountain lakes, meadows and creeks. The views are relentless as will be the challenge, but after all that's why we're here! Eight aid stations are offered, with 10,600' of ascent and 10,600' of descent, for a true mountain ultra trail challenge. Refer to the race website for in depth course details and map.
The 50K is an absolutely stunning point-to-point course! Runners take shuttle busses out to the start on Surveyor's Ridge east of the mountain and run back onto the mountain for the finish at Mt. Hood Meadows. The course follows ridgeline trails, some rugged double-track jeep roads, then more exquisite single track including the Timberline Trail and many other trails high up on Mt. Hood. Four full aid stations are offered, involving 6050' of ascent and 5000' of descent. Refer to the race website for in depth course details.
The half marathon course offers magnificent scenery on a super fun loop course run entirely on the volcano! The race starts and finishes at Mt. Hood Meadows main lodge and travels through a diverse range of forest and wildflower meadows, past rushing waterfalls and of course stunning views of the Mt. Hood summit and the surrounding Cascade mountains. The course presents a considerable mountain challenge featuring 2,550' of elevation gain and 2,550' 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 and 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.
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