New for 2014 – a 50K race! Sure to be an instant classic, this lollipop style course that involves ~4500 ft of elevation gain has amazing views of the Cascade mountains, the sheer rock faces at Smith Rock State Park and the unique beauty of the grasslands. 75% of the course is on sweet single-track trails. There will be 5 fully stocked aid stations. This race is part of the Northwest Mountain Trail Series
The 15-mile race quickly rises above the dramatic cliffs in one of Oregon’s most scenic state parks. With over 3,000 vertical gain, the route ascends to the top of Gray Butte with panoramic views of central Oregon and the Three Sisters. Then your reward, an almost uninterrupted descent with spectacular views of the sheer rock faces that make Smith Rock State Park a mecca for climbers. This race is part of the Northwest Mountain Trail Series.
REGISTER HERE (starting 11/21/2013)
15 Mile: $65
Patagonia technical race shirt: $30
Date of Race: June 14, 2014
Start Location & Time : Smith Rock State Park in Terrebonne, Oregon.
50K: 8:00 am
15-Mile: 9:00 am
PLEASE NOTE: No transfers to other runners or to the following year. Registration can be cancelled for a 100% refund prior to January 1, 2014, a 50% refund prior to March 1, 2014. No refunds are permitted on or after March 1, 2014.
Registration: Register here (starting 11/21/13). Registration closes at 6pm on Thursday, June 12.
Packet Pick-up: You can pick up your race number at the start beginning at 6:30 am.
Post-race Festivities: There will be a BBQ for all participants, families and volunteers. We hope you stay and enjoy the fun!
Awards/Prizes: The top 3 male/female finishers will receive very nice products from some of our sponsors. There will also be many random prizes that we will be giving to finishers.
DIRECTIONS & ACCOMMODATIONS
Travel Time: Allow 3 hours from Portland or Salem.
For Government Camp and Santiam Pass road conditions, check ODOT Trip Check HERE
Directions to Smith Rock State Park from Portland HERE
There is a $5 parking fee to park at Smith Rock. Please be sure you pay the fee at one of the fee stations. If you don’t, you will be ticketed. Be sure to bring cash!
Accommodations: Camping is available at Smith Rock State Park HERE.
Multiple lodging options exist in Bend (30 minutes to start/finish), Redmond (15 minutes) and Madras (25 minutes).
The 50K and 15-mile races quickly rise above the dramatic cliffs in one of Oregon’s most scenic state parks.
The 15 mile race has ~3,000 vertical gain and ascends to the top of Gray Butte with panoramic views of central Oregon and the Cascade peaks from Mt Hood in the north to Mt Bachelor to the south. Two-thirds of the course is on single- track trail. The other 1/3 is on rocky jeep roads.
The 50K race has the same incredible views as the 15 mile race — just more of them! There is ~4500 elevation gain with 75% on single-track trails, 20% on rocky/primitive roads and 5% on gravel roads. Runners will have 5 fully-stocked aid stations.
Course Maps and Profile
50K Course Aid Station Info HERE
Smith Rock Webcam HERE