Wy'east howl



50K from the Hood River Valley to Mt. Hood Meadows!

October 6, 2018

***This event is currently pending permit approval. Complete event details will be posted upon permit approval.***


Welcome to the Wy'east Howl, a new point-to-point 50K trail running race, where participants will experience an unforgettable adventure from "Valley to Volcano". Beginning down in the pastoral Hood River Valley, runners will make some mighty ascents and traverse grand ridgelines on their approach to Wy'east (the native name for Mt. Hood), Oregon's most celebrated volcano! Three years in the making, this challenging course offers miles of savory singletrack trails, diverse forests and meadows, beautiful waterfalls and magnificent all-day views. 

With its stunning panoramic scenery, incredible on-course support and world-class amenities, the Wy'east Howl is certain to provide a completely unique and thrilling trail race experience.  After the run, we'll celebrate each race finisher's accomplishment together with awards, excellent food, craft beer, music and fun activities with friends and family.


The venerable coach-mentors from presenting sponsor Wy'east Wolfpack inspire their clients to "Get After It!". The Mt. Hood area trails are their playground and the coaching services they provide are sure to prepare anyone for this tough course... plus keep them howling for more adventure! 


Our host sponsor, Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort offers a superb staging venue, race finish line, safe parking and shuttles to the start line!  Mt. Hood Meadows offers all the amenities expected of a world-class destination venue and will be fueling the post race celebration!





The race is located entirely within the Mt. Hood National Forest in Oregon, on the eastern and southern sides the volcano. Staging for the race, including parking and bib pickup, will be at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, east of Government Camp on Hwy 35.

Shuttle buses will transport runners from Mt. Hood Meadows on a 25-minute ride down to the race start at Oak Ridge Trailhead, just outside Parkdale, Oregon. Race participants are required to take the shuttle to the start line. There is no race spectator parking available at the start line. 


  • Google Map directions to Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort from Portland. Allow 1.5-2 hours drive time from Portland. 
  • Driving directions from Portland: Follow Hwy 26E to Hwy 35N in Government Camp. Continue on Hwy 35N, follow signs to Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort. 
  • Nearest major airport is Portland (PDX).


The nearest lodging is in Government Camp, just 5-10 minutes from Mt. Hood Meadows. There are many additional lodging options in the Hood River area as well.


Stay and enjoy Mt. Hood Meadows while we cheer on the race finishers! A post race meal, beverages and live music are available after the race for all participants and volunteers.  Family and friends are invited to stay, eat and drink as well, but will need to order from the menu at Mt. Hood Meadows. 


  • All participants receive 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 will receive some fantastic awards from our great sponsors.


All 2018 Daybreak Racing event photography will be captured by the rockstars at Pursuit Films!


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 courses and provide exceptional training and coaching services. 


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! 


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See the Daybreak Racing Cancellation Policy.

This event is located on the Mt. Hood National Forest. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.