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Mt. Hood 50km

Quick facts

Distance Ultra marathon

Practicalities

After Race Services

Join runners, volunteers and family members for some great post-race food, with meat and veggie options, at the Start/Finish area while you cheer on the finishers!

Aid Stations

Aid stations are stocked with Honeystinger gel, Glukos, chips, PB&Js, gummy bears and other ultra fare.

Award Medals

We will have some great awards from our sponsors for the top-3 and top masters. All runners will have a great chance of scoring some great products from our sponsors in the post-race raffle!

Maximum Time

There is a cutoff time at 20.8 miles (Little Crater Lake aid station #5). All runners must leave this aid station by 1:30 pm. Anyone averaging a 16-minute pace or faster should be able to complete this race. This is a running event, sorry no walkers.

Parking

Parking is allowed off road on portions of Forest Service Road 42 (FS42) near the Clackamas Lake Historic Ranger Compound (Start/Finish). Signs will be posted and volunteers will help direct you. No parking is allowed on on either side of FS42 at the Pacific Crest Trailhead adjacent to Joe Graham Campground. No parking is allowed on either side of FS 42 from the event entrance to Joe Graham Campground.

Qualifications

The Mt. Hood area has some great places to camp and Timothy Lake has more than 150 campsites.

Mt. Hood 50km Route Map

Mt. Hood 50km Route Map

Start:

Clackamas Ranger Station

Clackamas Lake Campground, 70220 E Highway 26, Rhododendron, OR 97049, USA

Difficulty

hilly

Overview

The Mt. Hood 50K is a heavily shaded trail race that is run almost entirely on the Pacific Crest Trail. The first 21 miles of this race are on the 50-mile course. Runners will start by running north from the Clackamas Ranger Station, skirting the eastern edge of Timothy Lake before joining the Pacific Crest Trail. You’ll pass through two aid stations before reaching the Turnaround aid station. You will then return the way you came on the PCT, but will turn onto Timothy Lake trail when you reach the lake, running counter clockwise around it. After one last stop at an aid station at the dam, you’ll head for the finish line. The trail is generally soft with good footing, although there are some technical sections with rocks and roots.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.