Welcome to Gorge Waterfalls, now offering scenic 100K, 50K & 30K trail running races through the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Prior the Eagle Creek Fire in 2017, the Gorge Waterfalls 100K & 50K was one of the preeminent races in the Pacific Northwest, home to some of the best trail running terrain in the entire United States. The race has returned, under new ownership, with a fresh vision, and new start/finish area in the heart of the Gorge, Cascade Locks. #LFGORGE
Through the combined skillsets of Freetrail and Daybreak Racing, we will endeavor to deliver a premium quality race experience for our participants, filled with spectacular views, challenging trails, good vibes, and a fun finish line experience to celebrate human achievement. We hope you'll join us!
Due to high demand, the 50K race is now a lottery, helping to give more people an equal chance at getting into the race. Signups for the 50K lottery open September 1 and close September 16. We'll conduct the lottery drawing on September 17th.
Registration for the 100K and 30K opens on September 18th and are not lotteries.
Waitlists for all races will be opened for each race after they sell out.
The event is now staged at beautiful Marine Park along the banks of the Columbia River in Cascade Locks, Oregon, approximately 40 minutes drive east of Portland. Marine Park offers a number of amenities, including ample parking, indoor space, expansive views up, down and across the river... and ahem, an entire island, Thunder Island, where we have special permission to allow participant camping!!!
Western States Qualifier
Gorge Waterfalls 100K is a 2023 Western States Qualifier. Runners must finish the entire 100K distance under 17 hours to be eligible.
Please review our Cancellation Policy here. Note the Gorge Waterfalls event is a stand-alone event separate from Daybreak Racing’s other events. Race credit from other Daybreak Racing events does not apply for Gorge Waterfalls and vice versa.
Local time: 10:13 AM