Due to COVID-19, we have enabled a waitlist. The race is not full. We are simply erring on the side of caution as we await event restrictions to be lifted. This will allow you to register for the race without having to pay upfront. Once we know the race is a go, we will then invite you off the waitlist in the order you signed up. You can accept or decline the spot at that time. Please note: We will not automatically add you and you will not be charged until you accept.
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. Included in your registration - post-race snacks, finisher award and a great time!
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.
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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, Alpine Running LLC, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This event is sanctioned by the USATF
There are no transfers to other runners. No exceptions. Runners who must cancel their registration more than 30 days prior to the race can opt for a 50% credit toward the same event the following year. If your cancellation is 30 days or less from your race day, there is no credit, no refund, no transfer. No exceptions.
Local time: 5:16 AM