Three challenging courses in the Tillamook Forest, a 25K, a 50K, and the burly Mountain Marathon.

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 Mountain Marathon debuted in 2018 and is very burly. You climb up Elk Mountain from the backside, summit Kings, come down and then go up the front of Elk Mountain to the summit, summit Kings a second time, and then head to the finish. In all, 27.5 miles and 8,000' of climbing. Toughy!

The 50K, is less technical but run on single-track trails all along the Wilson River Trail and has 7,500ft of gain that you'll feel. It is a double out and back. 

Upcoming Races

Oct 12 2019
25 KM
The 25K race is a very steep and very technical course run on single-track trails in the Tillamook State Forest. It involves scrambling up and down steep and rocky trails with exposure. It could be one of the hardest races you’ll run; you will be so proud of your accomplishment. Have you ever climbed a mountain? In this race, runners will summit two mountains – Elk and Kings Mountains. There is about 5800 feet of gain, much in the first three miles.
5,800 ft.
Point-to-Point Course
3 Aid Stations
5 Elevation Rating
Mountainous, >12,500 feet in 50 miles
5 Surface Rating
Very rough trail
Oct 12 2019
27.5 Miles
This distance is for those who eat class 3 scrambles for breakfast, bombing descents for lunch, and hill repeats for dinner. Plus it is a bit longer than a marathon – you’ll run for 27.5 mile – it’s in the mountains after all. You’ll get 8,000 feet of gain. Yes, that was 8,000′ of climbing and a little more than that in descending. Tempted?
8,000 8,400 ft.
Point-to-Point Course
6 Aid Stations
5 Elevation Rating
Mountainous, >12,500 feet in 50 miles
5 Surface Rating
Very rough trail
Oct 12 2019
50 KM
A double out-and-back, this course takes you west along the Wilson River trail, then you'll turn back and go east to Elk Creek before turning around to go back and finish on the iconic bridge to the Tillamook Forest Center. It's got some rollers, so be ready!
6,500 6,500 ft.
Out and Back Course
6 Aid Stations
3 Elevation Rating
Hilly, ~2500-7500 feet in 50 miles
3 Surface Rating
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts

Results

27.5 Miles Mountain Marathon View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
10/13/18 35 4:29:12 5:27:33

50 KM View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
10/13/18 74 3:55:38 5:00:18
10/14/17 87 4:05:13 5:07:45
10/15/16 55 4:17:27 4:55:32
10/17/15 46 4:24:44 5:14:31
10/18/14 35 5:22:27 6:02:37
We try to keep the most accurate information about this race, but changes do happen. Always visit the official race website for the most up to date information.

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