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
Reebok Ragnar Wasatch Back is the race that started it all. This 200-ish mile overnight running relay begins in Northern Utah in the city of Logan and traverses across the back of Utah’s rough and tough Wasatch Mountains. Teams of 12 runners (or ultra-teams of 6 runners) tag team miles across three mountain passes, next to alpine lakes and past fields of wildflowers. When the sun sets, billions of stars, lit-up vans and glowsticks light the night. Teams finish together like champions at Solider Hollow, UT, the home of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Learn for yourself why so many runners have Ragnar stickers on their car, or come back and do it bigger, better and faster than before.
Newport lies at the heart of Oregon’s beautiful central coast. Blue water, crashing surf, and natural wonders abound in seemingly endless variety. It’s the perfect setting for a marathon. Along the course runners will be treated to a splendid variety of views and scenery, wildlife and shipping, fishermen and crabbers. It is a flat, very fast, and beautiful course that will produce numerous PR’s. Our course is USATF certified and has proven to be a very good “first marathon” as well as an excellent qualifier for the Boston Marathon.
The Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon is not just a running race, it’s a destination lifestyle experience. Destination Races produces the Wine Country Half Marathon series in renowned wine regions across North America. Loudoun County plays host to this popular event located in and around historic Leesburg, VA, one hour west of Washington DC. This is the only event in the series held in the eastern US.
The race starts and finishes at bucolic Doukenie Winery, the perfect venue for hosting the post-race Wine & Music Festival, Presented by Visit Loudoun. This scenic, tree-laden course runs north of the winery on historic byways, passing vineyards, farms, ranches and estates along the way. Come experience the race of a lifetime as we welcome you to Virginia and DC’s Wine Country!
Join us for the 4th Annual Bend Beer Chase – a unique, one day “beer relay” featuring the region’s best brews! We’re bringing our relay style to the one day relay world – with a great course that features the best of Central Oregon’s breweries. Relay with your friends and experience 20+ breweries in one day!
There are two different ways to experience the Bend Beer Chase:
One day relay with 1-6 people: One van, one day relay of ~50 miles of awesomeness. Teams can be anything from a pair to a team of six, and even Solo. This also includes the Keg Leg brewery run in Bend.
Keg Leg as an individual: As an individual only participating in the Keg Leg brewery run in Bend.
5k Fun Run through downtown Portland in front of 250,000 spectators of the Starlight Parade. This evening event features the area’s largest costume contest with prizes, entertainment, exhibits, giveaways and more. Family event with huge youth following.
Costume Contest: 6:30 p.m. pre-judging
5K Run: 7:45 p.m. start
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 popular Helvetia Half Marathon, 15K, & 10K run/walk has a major addition this year. NEW in 2017 is a 25 mile bike race through gorgeous scenery! We are excited for the annual running, and riding, of this award winning event where you “Leave the City Behind“. Come enjoy this scenic course with breathtaking views of the gorgeous countryside in rural Washington County.
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.
If you have never run or cycled in the Chehalem Mountain area in rural Washington and Yamhill Counties, you are in for a real treat. Miles of country roads (including 6 miles unpaved) wind through a breathtaking forested setting and past peaceful, scenic farmlands.
Since its origin in 2008, the Portland Track Festival has grown into one of the most reliable qualifying events for athletes preparing for the USATF National Outdoor Championship, the World Championships, and the Olympic Games. This year the US athletes are aiming to make it to Sacramento and then to London for the IAAF Outdoor Championships. Many of them will stop in Portland.
With perfect weather, a beautiful track in the forest, and the passionate Portland fan base, professional distance athletes have enjoyed returning each year for a meet that blends high performance race conditions with the small scaled tradition of mixing with the fans.
The Gorgeous Hood To Hood Relay starts at Timberline Lodge on majestic Mt. Hood. Teams of no more than six runners will head down the mountain and turn north on Highway 35 towards Hood River, OR. The twelve legs, mostly downhill, wander through amazing forest, beautiful fields and orchards with views of Mt, Hood, Mt. Adams and the Columbia River. The 100 teams will finish the relay at Pfriem Family Brewers along the Columbia River with a great party.
A popular day of the year to get out and run! Join the dad’s for a 5k. Start line and finish line are at Cook Park in Tigard. Starting at 8:50 am, dad’s breakfast will be available. The course is flat and fast except for the one hill. The 2017 event will certainly draw the area’s top runners, and the best looking dad’s! The entire family can run – and we encourage the mothers to help in the kitchen (on this day only).
Grab good ole dad, pops, poppa, padre, dadio, old man or whatever you like to call him and join us for this fun-filled event that celebrates dad on Father’s Day weekend! The Grateful dad is a half marathon / 10k / 5k for the entire family that runs along the beautiful Columbia River with sweet views of the cascade range. Stick around after for a grateful family breakfast, a groovy beer garden and some sweet tunes to fill the air!
Location: Oregon Zoo, Portland, OR
Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Now you have a perfect way to jump into summer—the Summer Solstice Sundowner. Beat the sun to the finish line as you celebrate the longest day of the year. This family event also hosts a free ¼ mile Kids’ Run. Summer popsicles included!
Summer 2017 Schedule
June 22nd – Grant High School, 6pm (registration opens at 5:30)
June 29th – Grant High School, 6pm (registration opens at 5:30)
July 6th – Grant High School, 6pm (registration opens at 5:30)
July 13th – Grant High School, 6pm (registration opens at 5:30)
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.
Spend a summer Saturday running a One Day Relay within minutes of Portland. This 65 mile, 12 leg running event incorporates the full length of the Banks-Vernonia State Trail as well as the surrounding area of rural Washington County. Take in a bit of Oregon history while enjoying natures best in the Pacific NW. Team sizes consist of 6 (or less) runners.
The 4th Annual Red, White, and Blues 10K and newly added Half Marathon run/walk is one festive event! This race is held on the Saturday before 4th of July with a fun patriotic finish party.
Beautiful, peaceful, fast – these three words describe the Red, White & Blues race course perfectly. The 2017 course is mostly a downhill journey along tree-lined county roads and scenic views of the Tualatin River. Come celebrate the 4th of July with a patriotic finish party outside Lil’ Cooperstown that will include live blues music, an all-American menu, beer and wine (21+), and a vendor village.
The revised 10-kilometer course will begin on 43rd at Spencer Butte Middle School with a half mile tour of the neighborhood to the west, before turning onto the Donald Street Hill, followed by a downhill to a new flat, fast finish on 5th Street, between High and Pearl. The 5-kilometer course will start and finish on 5th, between High and Pearl, with an out-and-back heading down High Street, Amazon Parkway and looping back at 24th. The course for the Mayor’s Fitness Walk follows the flat portion of the Aquafina® Butte to Butte course (4 miles).
The “Flat,” as we affectionately call it, has become a Fourth of July tradition around Portland. The course, as the name implies, is about the flattest and fastest half and full marathon on the West Coast.
But in addition to the fast times expected from completing this event, runners and walkers will be treated to the beautiful sights of Sauvie Island, including thousands of songbirds, majestic bald eagles, and picturesque farmland that most of the island residents subsist off of.
Oh yeah, don’t forget the island-fresh strawberry shortcake!
2017 brings us to beautiful Champoeg State Park for this third annual event. Enjoy Rogue Beer and Burgers/Garden Burgers after running or walking this amazing course that runs along the Willamette River. Champoeg State Park is the perfect setting to celebrate our national pastime of working hard and partying in equal measure.
The second most popular day of the year to get out and run!
The location is the Beaverton Library Park – start line and finish line are on 5th Avenue.
Starting at 8:00 am, the Pancake Breakfast feast is sure to please.
For over a decade, we’ve hosted a free run to ORRC members on the 4th of July. Make this a family tradition and a great way to kick off your holiday picnic or barbecue. Costumes are welcome so don’t be afraid to show off your inner Uncle Sam. Includes ¼ mile Kids’ Run.