The Portland Trail Series is a super-cool, low-key series of trail races held in Forest Park in Portland. Three five-race Series (Spring, Summer and Fall) are held Wednesday evenings from May-October, and each race covers a different, challenging course, ranging from 4-6 miles.
2017 Spring Series Schedule
The Spring Series races are every other Wednesday evening, at 6:15 pm.
- Race 1 – May 3, 2017
- Race 2 – May 17, 2017
- Race 3 – May 31, 2017
- Race 4 – June 14, 2017
- Race 5 – June 28, 2017
Get ready for the most picturesque marathon and half marathon trail running course in the Pacific Northwest! The course completely circles shimmering Timothy Lake on single track trails that are absolutely a runner’s dream. This gem is nestled at 3,000 feet in the high Cascades and the views of Mt. Hood across the lake are extraordinary.
The Beacon Rock races are harder than your average trail race courses thanks mostly to the elevation gain and loss for each course, 7500ft for the 50k and 3750ft for the 25k. The route is basically a ~23km “figure eight” with a 0.8 mile out and back from the start/finish area, The Beacon Rock Group Camp Site, to the figure eight. The 50k is two “loops” of the 25k course.
Each loop has a mixture of pavement(0.6mi), single track trail, and wider double track or dirt road. Most of the time the tread is smooth, the grade gradual and you can trust your footing but of course there are exceptions! You’re in the forest most of the time but the views(on a clear day) going up and from the top of Hamilton Mountain of the Columbia River Gorge, Mt Hood, and Mt Adams are spectacular.
Each year, during the last weekend in June, over 5000 athletes, their family and friends, converge on majestic Central Oregon to take part in the Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival. Pacific Crest is known as the jewel of multisport events in the Northwest and it has become a traditional destination race for athletes from across the nation, as well as from across the globe. Coupled with a finishing in a five star destination resort, it is the perfect family vacation destination. You don’t have to take our word for it — join us for this spectacular event and see for yourself.
Pacific Crest events begin Friday morning, with the competition and fun continuing into Sunday afternoon. The full, fun weekend includes Tour de Crest Bike Tours, Long Course, Olympic & Ultra-Sprint Triathlons, Duathlons & AquaBike, Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10k, 5k, 25K & 50K Trail Runs and three kids events – truly something for everyone!
The 5K and 10K courses are flat trails through a natural setting and along the Willamette River. Starting time for 10K is 7:00 P.M. and the 5K at 7:10 P.M.
The Mt. Hood 50 is a heavily shaded 50-mile race that is run almost entirely on the Pacific Crest Trail. The trail is generally soft with good footing, although there are some technical sections with rocks and roots. Runners will start by running North from the Clackamas Ranger Station to the Frog Lake Aid Station, just before Highway 26. They will then return to the start/finish and head South to the Warm Springs Meadows Aid Station, where they will turn around and head back to the finish. Total elevation gain is approximately 5,630 feet. This race is part of the Northwest Mountain Trail Series. The 50-Mile race is on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 6:00am.
The Mt. Hood 50K is a heavily shaded trail race that is run almost entirely on the Pacific Crest Trail. The trail is generally soft with good footing, although there are some technical sections with rocks and roots. The 50k starts Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 8:00am.
The modern sport of triathlon had its modest beginnings with an event held in Mission Bay in San Diego, CA on September 25, 1974. There were 46 athletes that day. Seven years later, Hagg Lake Triathlon became one of six stops on the Bud Light Triathlon Series Tour drawing about 500 athletes, with Dave Scott coming out on top. Today, as one of the nation’s oldest and longest running triathlon events, Hagg Lake enters its 35th year and it continues to draw upwards of 600+ athletes. Its popularity is rooted in this rich tradition and the exceptional venue, which is one of the most scenic in the country. And, the Hagg Lake course offers a true test of this terrific sport with its rolling hills on both the bike and run leg portions of the event. Make the Hagg Lake Triathlon & Multi-Sport Weekend one of your summer stops and compete on the course that has seen many of the greats in the sport of triathlon.
Saturday July 8th:
- Olympic Triathlon:1.5K Swim, 40K Bike, 10K Run (Start Time – 8:00am in waves)
- Olympic Duathlon: 5k Run, 40K Bike, 10K Run (Start Time – 8:00am mass start)
- Olympic AquaBike: 1.5K Swim, 40k Bike (Start Time – 8:00am in waves)
- Sprint Triathlon: ½ mile Swim, 12.5 mile Bike, 5K Run (Start Time – 8:25am in waves)
- Sprint Duathlon: 5k Run, 12.5 mile Bike, 5k Run (Start Time – 8:25am mass start)
- Sprint AquaBike: 1/2 mile Swim, 12.5 mile Bike (Start Time – 8:25am in waves)
Sunday July 9th:
- OFF-ROAD Sprint Triathlon: 500m Swim, 14 mile Bike, 5K Run (Start Time – 8:00am in waves)
- OFF-ROAD Sprint Duathlon: 14 mile Bike, 5k Run (Start Time – 8:10am Time Trial)
- OFF-ROAD Sprint AquaBike: 500m Swim, 14 mile Bike (Start Time – in AquaBike Wave)
Are you worthy to run with Dionysus the Greek God of Wine?
Please join us for a 5k run/walk through the beautiful vineyards at Winter’s Hill Winery.
This event is for the novice and avid runners, wine tasters and Greek walkers.
We will have wine tasting, music and awards. It is time to RUN with the “Greek God of Wine” Dionysus We encourage everyone to bring out their TOGA’s and greek head pieces.
This rugged, remote and challenging 50K+ course is run entirely on single-track trails, circumnavigating Mt St Helens. All but 4.5 miles are run on the Loowit Trail. Racers travel over lava and pumice fields, cross rivers, run through the blast zone as well as through dense forest. In all, the course has approximately 7400 ft of elevation gain and 7400 ft of loss.
The Haulin’ Aspen is one of Oregon’s favorite trail Marathon, Half Marathon and Half-As! Returning for the 13th year, on August 12th, 2017.
- Start and finish at beautiful Wanoga Sno-Park (elevation 5500 feet)
- Spectacular single track, double track and forest service roads–what Central Oregon trail running is known for!
- A points qualifier in the Trail Runner Magazine Trophy Series
- Diverse variety of distances with the 5th Annual Haulin’ Aspen Half-As (6.5 mi)
If you love trail running, triathlons, and riding your mountain bike, you won’t want to miss the XTERRA PDX Epic Off Road Weekend held August 12 and 13 , 2017. Each year family and friends from all over the globe convene at Hagg Lake to test their skills and fitness against this fun and challenging course. The event also includes great food, a beer garden, sports & fitness expo, live entertainment, kids events, and some of the best off-road competition in the Northwest.
Welcome to the NUT, a 100K and a 50K on the North Umpqua River Trail in Oregon.
This point-to-point course runs almost entirely along the beautiful North Umpqua River in the Umpqua National Forest. The 100K begins at the Swiftwater Trailhead and finishes at Lemolo Lake Resort. The 50K starts mid-way through the 100K and also finishes at Lemolo Lake.
The trail winds through old-growth forest Douglas Fir, Hemlock and Sugar Pine, with trees more than 800 hundred years old. You’ll pass moss-covered rock bluffs, fern-covered hillside and run through lush forest past several waterfalls. Both are challenging courses, described as “brutiful”.
One of the country’s most beautiful 100 mile races starts at Olallie Lake and runs along more than 25 mountain lakes. This race features the best trail running Oregon has to offer – technical and rocky sections, views of mountain peaks in every direction, and 60 miles of luscious sections of the Pacific Crest Trail.
This race is part of the Northwest Mountain Trail Series.
Two beautiful courses in the Tillamook Forest, a 25K and a 50K.
The 25K race is a steep and technical course run on single-track trails in the Tillamook State Forest. Runners will summit two mountains – Elk and Kings Mountains – and involve ~5800 ft of gain.
The 50K, is less technical but run on single-track trails all along the Wilson River Trail and has 6500ft of gain. It is a double out and back.
Both races are part of the Northwest Mountain Trail Series.
An epic challenge of a course with mud, rocks, water crossings, hills, trails, stumps and amazing scenery all taking place on the lake bottom of Detroit Lake in the Cascade Mountain Range! You will be a filthy mess after this event and plan to wear clothing and shoes you don’t mind ruining! A sense of adventure is strongly encouraged! The roughly 6 mile course will be well marked and begins and ends in front of city hall in the town of Detroit.
Kids 1-mile fun run. Ages 10 and under free. 8:45am
Location: Champoeg State Park, St. Paul, OR
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Recreational and competitive ultra-marathoners from all over the West enjoy this unique running experience. Red and yellow maples dominate the fall colors along the Willamette River course and neighboring Champoeg Park campsites (including Yurts) are popular with runners pre- and post-race. Runners are fed well during this endurance event.
Starting and finishing in Lithia Park the course circumnavigates the Ashland watershed accumulating 7,200 feet of elevation change on dirt roads and trails with approximately 2 miles of asphalt.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY NOV 4-5, 2017
NOV 4, SATURDAY – 50K, MARATHON & 7 MILER
NOV 5, SUNDAY – HALF MARATHON
AUG 1, 2017 8AM REGISTRATION OPENS
The FivePine Lodge and Conference Center Happy Girls Run Sisters is a point-to-point trail half marathon and 5K road run loop for women taking place in beautiful Sisters, Oregon. Join us for a fabulous fall weekend in Sisters!
5.2 Mi Course is a very scenic loop of single track trails around Oregon Department of Forestry’s Shellburg Falls. This challenging course provides significant elevation gain covering beautifully maintained single track trails around, and even behind Shellburg Falls! Expect muddy and possible icy conditions on the course, so dress accordingly! The course will be well marked. Pets are allowed.