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Wy'east howl


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

October 6, 2018


The 50K course offers a challenging point-to-point race, with 8200' of elevation gain and 4600' of loss, 31.9 miles in length and four full aid stations. The route includes 25 miles of single track, 6 miles of rugged, historic double track and 0.9 mile of pavement. The route travels through an assortment of climate zones, including valley oak woodland, mixed fir/pine forest, mountain prairie, and sub-alpine fir/larch forest. The trails are mostly runnable dirt singletrack, with a fair amount of hilly, rocky technical sections and a few talus fields. There are a few significant ascents, especially early in the race, mixed with rolling hills and descents later in the course. Spectacular views await along the entire course.


    Use the interactive map to zoom in or out. Download a .gpx file of the course here



    The course includes approximately 8200' of ascent along with 4600' of descent. 



    There are four aid stations staffed with enthusiastic volunteers offering the following tasty fuel: Tailwind energy drink, water, soda, gels, Skout bars, bananas, oranges, chips, PB&J sandwiches, and more. All Daybreak races are cupless, so be sure to bring your own cup for liquid at aid stations. 

    Aid Station Total Distance (mi) To Next Aid (mi) Toilet Cutoff
    Start - Oak Ridge Trailhead 0 6.4 Yes --
    #1 - Shellrock Mountain 6.4 5.2 Yes --
    #2 - Surveyor's Ridge 11.6 6.8 Yes --
    #3 - High Prairie 18.4 6.8 Yes 2:00PM
    #4 - Gunsight Ridge 25.2 6.7 No --
    Finish - Mt. Hood Meadows 31.9 -- Yes 6:00PM


    Crew are welcome at Surveyor's Ridge Aid Station and the Start/Finish area only. Parking is limited at Surveyor's Ridge Aid Station, and we must leave enough parking for other visitors to the Monument.


    There will be no drop bags available.


    The event permit does not allow pacers.


    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.