Sunday, Sep 27, 2020 @ 8:00 AM

Wood You Rather

4099 NW Thurman St

Portland, OR 8 Miler, 8 Mile Team

This Event Took Place Sun. Sep 27, 2020


Solo Category
Team Category

Wood You Rather

DAY-OF-RACE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE! Online registration is closed, but come out race morning, sign up, and have some fun!

Welcome to a new style of racing from Go Beyond Racing - a checkpoint run. You can think of this as a mashup between a trail race and an orienteering event. Not sure what that even means? It's ok! For this race, runners receive a map at the start with nine checkpoints highlighted. You have 2.5 hours to get out on the trails and find as many checkpoints and get back to the finish by the time the course closes. The winners (male, female, and team) are those who get the most checkpoints in the quickest time. Depending on the route you choose, you can expect to run between 7.5 and 10 miles.

There's strategy involved. You can look at your map and decide which route you want to take. Wood your rather go up that steeper trail to get to the checkpoint or take a longer route so you can avoid climbing? Wood you rather get the checkpoints near the start/finish first or save those for the end, assuming you having time left?

Capacity: 200

Map & Compass

Are you concerned that you don't know how to read a map? That's ok too as the map is very simple and has the trails marked. A compass isn't required, but makes for good practice.

Individual or Team

You can decide to run this race solo, or to form a team. Teams can have 3, 4, 5, or 6 people. For the team category, all team members times are averaged and the fastest average time is the winner. Be sure to click the correct Register button if you want to set up a team. The captain will register first and create the team and let the team members know the team name, then they can register and add themselves to the team.


Due to this race having two components to your results, number of checkpoints and time, the results can't be displayed on Ultrasignup. Instead they are here:
See 2023 Results
See 2022 Results

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration and it’s more than 30 days prior to the race, you will receive a 50% credit toward a future Go Beyond Racing race. This credit is equal to half the value of the race you registered for and can be applied to any of our races that aren’t already sold out. You can use this credit within 365 days of it being issued. There is no transferring of this credit. If your cancellation is 30 days or less from race day, there is no credit, no refund, or no transfer. You can read the cancellation policy here:
Cancellation Policy

Go Beyond Racing

This event is produced by Go Beyond Racing. We put on over three dozen trail races a year. You can count on every Go Beyond race to:

- Be highly organized with racer safety and satisfaction as top priorities
- Donate to a worthy beneficiary for each race
- Have well-stocked aid stations and the friendliest, most supportive volunteers
- Challenge and reward each participant
- Put more time, money, and energy than most to reduce, reuse, recycle, and lessen the environmental impact of our events

We look forward to sending you off on the trails and welcoming you across the finish line!

Event's current local time: 3:55 AM PT


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