Coyote Wall Trail Races are back!
Wonderland Running is very excited to announce the second running of two beautiful, challenging trail races in the iconic Columbia River Gorge: The Coyote Wall 55K and 25K!
The 55K will take place Saturday, October 30, 2021 and the 25K will take place on Sunday, October 31, 2021. The 55K has 8,200’ feet of climb, while the 25K features 3,900’ of climb, all on breathtaking trails with sweeping vistas. The races are grand and thoughtfully crafted tours of this unique Cascade rainshadow ecosystem, with minimal amounts of repeated trails. Mount Hood’s imposing volcanic pyramid looms large over much of the course, while other parts of the course flow between Douglas fir forest, oak savanna, and grasslands with seemingly endless viewscapes of the Columbia River Gorge.
This is a rugged, sometimes technical, and fairly steep course that will challenge even the most seasoned trail runners. Due to steep climbs and technical terrain, these are not considered beginner’s courses, and runners are therefore strongly encouraged to have prior trail running experience. However, with a 9½ hour cutoff for the 55K and a 5½ hours for the 25K, adequately prepared trail runners of all speeds will be able to finish.
New for this year: finisher's awards, and warm, yummy finish line food!!! Don't worry, there will still be plenty of old-school, fat-ass style vibe... you just get some things with it this time!
Mark your calendars for what promises to be a magical and memorable trail running weekend in our beloved Columbia River Gorge! I hope to see you out there for these Autumnal adventures!!!!!
These races take place upon the ancestral lands of the Klickitat and Yakama peoples, who have lived here for over 10,000 years. They spoke Sahaptin (Ichishkiin S?´nwit). In Sahaptin, the Columbia River is known as Nch'i-Wana,which means "Great River.”
2021 COVID Policy
PLEASE NOTE: In order to keep runners, volunteers, and the local community safe during the current rise in COVID cases, the 2021 Coyote Wall Trail Races will require one of two options:
Local time: 2:12 AM
1) Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
2) Wear a mask and practice social distancing at the start, finish, and aid stations.
Please read the waiver in its entirety before registering. Please know and fully understand that any runner who does not either provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or wear a mask and practice social distancing at the start, finish, and aid stations will not be allowed to check in or run the Coyote Wall Trail Races in 2021.
I am aware that this will be a controversial policy for some, but there will be absolutely no exceptions to this policy. We look forward to a time when we no longer have to do this. Take care and be well.