50 mile & 50K trail runs in Oregon's Tillamook Forest.

April 25 & 26, 2020

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With beautiful, challenging courses, great support and a festive, social finish line celebration, 'The Burn' is a lively springtime trail running event. The 50 Mile race will be held Saturday, April 25, 2020 and the 50K race on Sunday, April 26, 2020. Both races start and finish at historic Reehers Camp in the lush and rugged Tillamook State Forest, halfway between Portland and the Oregon Coast. Prepare for rumbling waterfalls, brisk stream crossings and a million shades of green, as brilliant spring foliage, fiddleheads and blossoms line every inch of this classic Pacific NW rainforest course. 


The mountainous, temperate Tillamook Rainforest in Northwestern Oregon is steeped in history, most notably, the legendary “Tillamook Burn” forest fires that consumed 355,000 acres of colossal old growth forest from 1933-1951. One of the largest tree replanting campaigns in human history led to the formation of the Tillamook State Forest in 1974. Today, a lush second-growth forest thrives here, offering dozens of miles of exquisite single-track trails for us to enjoy, while showcasing hundreds of massive, emblematic “grey ghost” snags and charred stumps-- enduring relics of the vast old growth rainforest that reigned here prior to the Tillamook Burn. 


Race Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2019 Nov 1 - Dec 15, 2019 (if available) Dec 16, 2019 - Apr 15, 2020 (if available)
50 Miler $125 $140 $150
50K $95 $110 $115

Laughs, smiles, hugs and high fives are free. The registration fee includes a beautiful, fully marked race course (by the Race Director), awesome staging venue, parking, timing and results, full service aid stations, medical support and communications, pre and post race food and beverages, custom finisher award, live music, professional photography and several other essential services and requirements we don't need to mention. 

The registration fee does not include a race shirt, hat or other add-on sales. Please review the Daybreak Racing Cancellation Policy if you have questions about withdrawing from the race. 






  • Bib Pickup & Check-In: 5:00AM-5:45AM

  • Race Start: 6:00AM

  • Final Cutoff: 8:00PM at the Finish Line.

  • Bonfire: All Day!

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2020


  • Bib Pickup & Check-In: 7:00AM-7:45AM

  • Race Start: 8:00AM

  • Final Cutoff: 5:00PM at the Finish Line.

  • Bonfire: All Day!


The races are located entirely within the Tillamook State Forest in the northern Oregon Coast Range mountains, roughly halfway between Portland and the coast. Event staging for the races, including parking, bib pickup, race start and finish will be at historic Reehers Camp, which was originally built as a CCC Camp in the 1930's during forest recovery efforts after the first Tillamook Burn. Today it is a serene campground and day use area, situated in mature forest above the upper Nehalem River.


Google map directions: Reehers Camp. Allow 45 minutes (40 miles) from downtown Portland. 

Directions to Reehers Camp (Start/Finish) from the Portland area:

  • Drive Highway 26 west toward the coast to Timber Road (just past milepost 38).

  • Turn left (south) onto Timber Road, follow for 3 miles into the rural community of Timber.

  • Turn right (west) onto Cochran Road.

  • Reehers Camp is 2.2 miles down Cochran Road, a well-maintained gravel road.

The nearest major airport is Portland International Airport (PDX).


Parking is limited at the Start/Finish, so please carpool if possible. Only one vehicle is allowed per race participant (crew/spectators must carpool with their runner).  Parking is available in the Reehers Camp Day-Use parking area. Overflow parking will be available.  Signs will be posted and volunteers will help direct you.  Parking within the campground itself is for race officials and some volunteers ONLY. Thank you in advance for carpooling when possible. A map of Reehers Camp will be provided in pre-race email communications to all participants.


The closest hotel accomodations are in Hillsboro, Forest Grove and Tillamook, all within 30-45 minutes from the Start/Finish at Reehers Camp. The closest available camping is at Stub Stewart State Park, about 20 minutes away. Camping is available at Reehers Camp for race officials, sponsors and volunteers only. 


Our race t-shirts and hats are from Territory Run Co., based in Portland, Oregon! The shirts are super cozy and casual with the race logo on the front. Race hats are made of soft and light moisture-wicking materials with the race logo. Race shirts and hats are not included in the race entry fee and are both available for $25 each and must be picked up at race check-in or packet pick-up, no exceptions. All unclaimed shirts will be sold on race day. 


Go to either the 50 miler or 50K race page for information specific to each race course. 



Stay and enjoy beautiful Reehers Camp while we cheer on all the race finishers! A post race meal, beverages, cozy bonfire and live music are available for all participants and volunteers at the finish line area. Family and friends are welcome to eat and drink for a $10 cash contribution per person. 


  • Every participant receives a sweet custom award as they finish their race.

  • A raffle of some awesome sponsor swag will be held while runners are out on the course! Prizes will be given to raffle winners as they finish their race.

  • The top 3 female and top 3 male finishers receive a custom award.


We post updates and photos and other race-related info on the Tillamook Burn Trail Run Facebook page and Daybreak Racing’s Instagram profile pretty often. Just hit the 'like' button on the race's Facebook page to stay in the know.


All Daybreak Racing event photography will be captured by Steven Mortinson Film & Photography!


Due to the out and back format of the courses, no dogs are allowed on the course for either race. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at Reehers Camp with their spectating owners. Racers, please don’t leave your pet in your car all day while you race. 


We believe ultramarathoners should regularly give back to the trails, and we hope you do as well. In an effort to encourage greater trail work participation within the wider trail running community, and in recognition of the sport's considerable demand and reliance on public lands, all 50 mile race entrants (50K participants encouraged) will need to contribute 4 hours at any organized trail work party. An acceptable alternative is volunteering 6 hours at any official ultramarathon event. Dates of completion must be between July 1, 2019 and April 1, 2020. It should not be a challenge to make this contribution to your trail community within the allotted time frame. 

Proof of your volunteer time shall be in the form of a photo/selfie taken during your volunteer work (you must appear in the photo). The photo may either be emailed to the Race Director or posted on social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) with Daybreak Racing tagged in the photo. Include your location and description of work. Make it fun!

We will host at least one trail work party in the spring that will fulfill this requirement, and we would love your participation-- date and location TBA.


This is a tough race, hands down. Get the training prep needed for a successful race from Wy'east Wolfpack! They have first-hand knowledge of the area trails and provide exceptional training and coaching services. 


Both races qualify for UTMB points. The 50 miler is worth 3 points, the 50K awards 2.


Runner health and safety are of utmost importance at all Daybreak Racing events. That's why we coordinate with Adventure Medics, the best outdoor health care providers in the business! 


A portion of race proceeds will be donated to the non-profit Trailkeepers of Oregon, whose mission is to inspire action for the protection and enhancement of the Oregon hiking experience through advocacy, stewardship, outreach and education. TKO has been conducting regular trail work and trail construction activities in the Tillamook Forest and we are proud to support this great organization!


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See the Daybreak Racing Cancellation Policy.

This event is located on the Tillamook State Forest, managed by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). In accordance with Federal and State law and Oregon Department of Forestry policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.  ODF is an equal opportunity provider and employer.