50K in Forest Park on May 26, 2014

What makes this race special?

Forest Park. It’s a real treasure for trail runners and an opportunity to run a race on its trails shouldn’t be missed. The only 50K held in Portland, the route will include everyone’s favorite – Wildwood Trail – but also some lesser traveled and less well-known paths, with approximately 4,000′ of elevation gain.  The race will support the Forest Park Conservancy again this year.

We are only able to offer the 50K this year as trail repairs are underway in the park.

Registration here

Community. The Portland trail running club, TrailFactor, is hosting this event so its a great chance to hang out friends, run, and volunteer together. In addition to the race, there are trail maintenance opportunities to give back to the park and a few group training runs.

Be sure to visit our Facebook page and check out this Event. There’ll you’ll find updates and information on the social opportunities. And you can join in the conversation on Twitter at the #TF50K hashtag.

Schedule:
All runners must check in the morning of the race.  There is no early start.

Packet pickup is at Fit Right Northwest’s Portland store (2258 NW Raleigh St., Portland OR 97210) – time and date TBD.

Monday, May 26
6:30 – 7:30 am – Parking, check in
 and day-of-race packet pickup
8:00 am – Start
10:30 am – 3:30 pm – Post race party, BBQ and awards

There is a 1:00 p.m. cutoff at the aid station at mile 19.5.  If you are not able to make this cutoff, you will be asked to return to the start with aid station volunteers.

Course:
You can see the course routes, elevation profile and a sneak preview video on the Course page.

Entry Fees:
< 1/31: $70
2/1 – 4/30: $75
5/1 – 5/20: $85

Fee includes:

  • Entry
  • Finisher Pint glass
  • Post-race barbecue and brew with fellow racers, friends and family

Refunds: No transfers to other runners are permitted. Registration can be cancelled for a 50% refund prior to March 1.  No refunds are permitted on or after March 1.

Post Race Party & Awards:
We’ll treat all racers to a BBQ following the race. And our friends from Lucky Lab Brewpub will provide the beer! It will be a fun time to hang out with friends.

Awards ceremony: 1:00 pm

Results. 2013 results are here.

Photos. 2013 photos are here.

You can download images for free (included in your race fee). If you’d like higher resolutions images or prints, you can purchase them directly from the Long Run Picture Company site.

 

Directions & Parking:
Coming soon.

Given that the park borders private property, Aid Station parking is extremely limited. Spectators are asked to be respectful of private property and especially avoid blocking driveways.

Lodging:
There are three hotels within a mile of the start/finish:
Inn at Northrup Station
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
Silver Cloud Inn

Photo: Yassine Diboun, Jacob Puzey, Nick Triolo in the 2012 TrailFactor 50k, courtesy Long Run Picture Company

Forest Park is a public municipal park in the Tualatin Mountains west of downtown Portland, Oregon, United States. Stretching for more than 8 miles (13 km) on hillsides overlooking the Willamette River, it is one of the country’s largest urban forest reserves. The park, a major component of a regional system of parks and trails, covers more than 5,100 acres (2,064 ha) of mostly second-growth forest with a few patches of old growth. About 70 miles (110 km) of recreational trails, including the Wildwood Trail segment of the city’s 40 Mile Loop system.