Wy'east howl

Scenic 100K & 50K trail runs on Mt. Hood & surrounding ridgelines!

July 27, 2019



Welcome to the Wy'east Howl, offering scenic and tough 100K and 50K trail running races on Mt. Hood and its surrounding ridgelines, including some miles on the iconic Timberline Trail. The courses offer incredible views of Wy'east (the native name for Mt. Hood) from start to finish, with miles of runnable singletrack trails through a variety of mountainous forest, lush wildflower meadows and exposed ridgelines. As the only ultramarathon on the slopes of Mt. Hood, the race provides a totally unique and beautiful trail race experience.

Both races offer rewarding, scenic challenges, with dozens of miles of exquisite singletrack trails in a diverse range of mountain environments, including deep forest, lush wildflower meadows and exposed ridges. With its amazing scenery, support and amenities, the event provides a unique and thrilling trail race experience.

The event is staged at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, offering a fantastic, family-friendly full service venue right on the mountain! The 100K will start and finish at Mt. Hood Meadows. The 50K runners will ride shuttle buses from Mt. Hood Meadows to their start line on Surveyor’s Ridge, then run all the way back to Mt. Hood Meadows, where we'll celebrate every race finisher's accomplishment together with awards, excellent food, craft beverages, live music and fun activities with friends and family.

*We expect final permit renewal/approval in November, 2018.


We are honored to partner with the venerable coach-mentors from presenting sponsor Wy'east Wolfpack, who inspire the the local trail running community and 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 the race... plus keep them howling for more adventure! 


Our host sponsor, Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort offers a superb full service event staging venue, and will be hosting all the event activities that aren’t out on the trails, including secure parking, race check-in, restrooms, food service and shuttle buses to the 50K start line!  Mt. Hood Meadows offers all the amenities expected of a world-class destination venue, so bring your friends and family to the finish line celebration!


Race Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2018 Jan 1 - Feb 14, 2019 Feb 15 - July 20, 2019 (If Available)
100K $165 $180 $190
50K $110 $125 $135
*Race fee does not include a race shirt or other add ons.
*Pending final permit approval from the US Forest Service - Mt. Hood National Forest

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, post race meal, finisher award, live music, professional photography and several other essential services and requirements we don't need to mention here. 

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. 



SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2019 (Pending final permit approval)


  • Bib Pickup & Check-In: 4:00AM-4:45AM (at Mt. Hood Meadows)

  • Race Start: 5:00AM

  • Cut-Off: TBA on course; 10:00PM at Finish Line (17 hours).


  • Bib Pickup & Check-In: 6:00AM-7:00AM (at Mt. Hood Meadows)

  • Shuttles Depart: 7:15AM

  • Race Start: 8:00AM

  • Cut-Off: TBA


The race is located entirely within the Mt. Hood National Forest in Oregon, on the eastern and southern sides of 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.


  • 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 Hood River/Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort.

  • Nearest major airport is Portland (PDX).


Pending final permit approval, car camping will be allowed in the parking area at Mt. Hood Meadows the night before the race. Race participants will also be offered an exclusive discount on lodging at the lovely Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, 15 minutes from Mt. Hood Meadows.

There are also many camping options in nearby campgrounds. The nearest commercial lodging is in Government Camp, 15 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 a custom award.


We post updates and photos and other race-related info on the race's Facebook page pretty often. Just hit the 'like' button on the Wy'east Howl Facebook page to stay in the know.


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


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 to help support you on the path to success. 


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 44 Trails Association! 44 Trails is actively involved in the planning, building, maintenance and stewardship of the trails used on the course and surrounding trails in Wasco and Hood River Counties and the Columbia River Gorge. 44 Trails is a non-profit 501(c)3 community service corporation, staffed entirely by volunteers and financed by fund-raising events and donations. For more info, visit their website at www.44trails.org


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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.