The race is still on as of 9/27/22. We are working with the Deschutes National Forest to monitor the Cedar Creek Fire and the suppression efforts around the Bend area. None of the areas used by the race are in a closed or restricted zone and that isn't expected to change. So we are moving ahead.
There will be no RV or overnight camping at Wanoga Sno Park. The upper lot at Wanoga is being used for firefighter staging. Anyone wishing to RV camp before the race should look for distributed camping areas closer to town
Welcome to the Timberjack Ultramarathon and trail carnival. This race is graciously approved and permitted within the Deschutes National Forest. Experience the Trail Running Capital of North America! Ponderosa and lodgepole pines line the course as you roll along ancient volcanoes and the Deschutes River valley. Start and finish along the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway in the shadow of the majestic Mount Bachelor.
The Timberjack is sanctioned, insured, and holds all applicable permits. No part of this is half-assed. A portion of the proceeds from this event is donated to the Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA) who build and maintain the awesome trail systems here in Bend. https://www.cotamtb.com/
The 30k features 2000+ ft of elevation gain over a single-loop course starting and finishing at the Wanoga Sno Park and passing the Deschutes River valley.
The course is a championship caliber, romping tear mostly downhill in the first half and mostly uphill in the second half. The middle is rolling to flat. All but two miles are on single track.
CUTOFF will be 3:00pm (8 hours, approx. 24 minutes per mile).
Registration will remain open until October 5th, 2022. The price increases after June 30th.
Anyone good enough to volunteer with us will receive an event shirt as well as big discounts on future events. Want a free entry to next year's Timberjack? Well here you go.
We'll need help with aid stations and sweepers. Please see details by clicking the green "Volunteer" button above.
Swag and Awards
All registered participants will receive an event shirt too sweet. Shirts are gender fitted. Please register before September 12th to guarantee a shirt and proper fit.
Finisher awards to all finishers. Age group awards as follows: The winner of each age group will receive a special award for both female and male, in 10 year divisions. 19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
This race is vegan and vegetarian friendly. We'll have fully-stocked aid station options including the standard fare as well as more substantial foods and vegetarian options.
This race is also carnivore friendly as we'll be providing post race meals to all competitors. Menu to be determined as we get closer.
Beer to be at the start/finish area because this is Central Oregon. Giggity. You'll need a photo ID when you pick up your packet so we can verify age for alcohol consumption. Thanks, y'all.
This event is sponsored by Honey Stinger and Tailwind. Their products are proudly offered at the aid stations. Chip-timing is provided by RunningLane.
Packet pickup will be on Friday the 7th at Cascade Lakes Brewpub. Outside on the patio from 3PM to 5:30PM. 1441 SW Chandler Ave #100, Bend, OR 97702
Elite and Overall Awards
Who will wear the crowns of the Timberjack Queen and Timberjack King? Top 3 overall finishers in each race will be recognized. Overall awards will not double into the age group awards.
Elite entries are available. Please email the RD before registering (email@example.com). Qualification standards apply.
Dawn is at 6:42am (sunrise 7:11am). Weather in Central Oregon in early October is normally dry, sunny, and excellent for ultra running. Cold mornings and evenings, and very predictable. Expect highs around 60 and lows around 30. However because the course ranges between 4000ft and 6000ft you should expect a chance of cold and/or precipitation. The event is highly unlikely to be affected by weather.
Local time: 4:30 PM
If a weather system does roll in, weather breaks over the mountains west of Bend so precipitation is more likely on the west end of the course while it's most likely to be dry on the east end. Be prepared for wind but it's not a particular concern thanks to mountain and tree cover along the course.
The RD reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule the event if weather threatens the safety of runners or volunteers, or if the trails may be significantly damaged by weather + foot traffic. All reasonable efforts will be made to avoid this scenario, but in the VERY unlikely event of a cancellation, deferrals and partial refunds will be arranged.