Welcome to the Wy'east Howl, offering wildly scenic and runnable 100K, 50K and half marathon trail running races on Mt. Hood and its surrounding ridgelines, including the iconic Timberline Trail. As the only ultramarathons and half marathon held on the slopes of Mt. Hood proper, the event provides a super up-close, unique and beautiful trail race experience. Each race features extensive views of Wy'east (the native name for Mt. Hood) and miles of runnable singletrack trails through Pacific NW forest, lush wildflower meadows and exposed ridgelines.
The event is staged at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Area, offering an accessible, family-friendly full service venue right on the mountain! The 100K and half marathon start and finish at Mt. Hood Meadows. The 50K runners ride shuttle buses from Mt. Hood Meadows to their start line east of the mountain on Surveyor’s Ridge, then run all the way back to Mt. Hood Meadows along ridgeline trails. We'll celebrate every race finisher's accomplishment together with awards, excellent food, craft beverages, live music and fun activities with friends and family under looming Wy’east from the lodge patio finish line.
We are honored to partner with the venerable coach-mentors from Wy'east Wolfpack, who inspire the local trail running community and their clients to "Get After It!". The Mt. Hood area trails are their year-round 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 is locally owned and offers a first-class destination venue, so bring your friends and family to cheer and dance at the finish line celebration!
|Race||Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2020||Feb 1 - Mar 15, 2020 (If Available)||Mar 16 - July 17, 2020 (If Available)|
|*Race fee does not include a race shirt or other add ons.|
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 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.
THANK YOU, SPONSORS!
RACE DATES & SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2020
Bib Pickup & Check-In: 4:00AM-4:45AM (at Mt. Hood Meadows)
Race Start: 5:00AM
Cut-Off: 17 hours
Bib Pickup & Check-In: 6:00AM-6:50AM (at Mt. Hood Meadows)
Shuttles Depart: 7:00AM
Race Start: 8:00AM
Cut-Off: 9 hours
SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2020
Bib Pickup & Check-In: 8:00AM-9:15AM (at Mt. Hood Meadows)
Race Start: 9:30AM
To volunteer at the event, click here for a list of available tasks! Thank you!
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).
Car camping will be allowed in the paved parking area at Mt. Hood Meadows on Friday night (July 24) and Saturday night (July 25). There is a $12 overnight use-fee when reservations are made directly with Mt. Hood Meadows in advance, and $15 drive-up with no reservation, payable to Mt. Hood Meadows at the main lodge. Make your overnight reservation here.
There are also many camping options at nearby campgrounds. The nearest hotel lodging is in Government Camp, 20 minutes from Mt. Hood Meadows. There are many additional lodging options in the Hood River area as well, 45 minutes north.
POST RACE CELEBRATION!
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 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 Steven Mortinson Film & Photography!
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.
The ultra distance races qualify for UTMB points. The 100K is worth 4 points, the 50K awards 2.
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.
Check the latest local weather here.
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.