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Beacon Rock 50K | 25K | KIDS 1K
August 3 @ 6:30 am - 4:30 pm PDT
An event every year that begins at 6:30 am on day first of August, repeating until August 5, 2023
Each loop has a mixture of pavement, single track trail, and wider double track or dirt road. Most of the time the tread is smooth, the grade gradual with a few rocky stretches. Runners will be in the forest most of the time but on a clear day there are spectacular views of Mt Adams, Mt Hood and the Columbia River Gorge. The 50K has approximately 7500 ft climbing and the 25K has around 3750 feet, making these races beautiful but challenging. The 25K is a loop course with a short out and back section. The 50K does two loops of the 25K course.
You’ll have 9 hours to finish the 50k, and 7 hours to finish the 25k.
3:00 pm Gate Opens for camping (please don’t arrive sooner we’ll be still getting ready for everyone)
5:00-8:00 pm Potluck Dinner — We’ll provide some brats and veggie brats and buns and fixings; you bring other stuff to grill or sides or desserts. BYOB.
6:30 am: 50K/25K bib pick up (DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR ID)
7:15 am: Kids 1K
8:00 am: 50K Starts
9:00 am: 25K Starts
12:30 PM Cutoff at Camp Aid Station mile 15.5 for the 50k
3:15 pm Cutoff at Hardy aid station for 25K, mile 11.8
4:15 PM Cutoff at Hardy aid station for 50K, mile 27.3
9:00-11:00 am Final Cleanup
~Noon Group Hike to the Secret Swimming Hole
The camping at the start/finish at the Beacon Rock Group Campsite is free, first come/first served, primitive and not suitable for RVs larger than 20-23′. The limit on large RVs is because the road to Group Campsite is steep, narrow, winding, and space at the site is limited and there aren’t a lot of very large flat spots for leveling your RV. The space is great for tents, small RVs or camping in your car. If you’re camping you should only camp along the edge of the forest, either in the main parking area or in the walk-in area–save the room in the middle of the open spaces for regular parking and for the start/finish festivities. We’ll have signs, and barricades and volunteers but try to use common sense about where to camp and keep in mind we are going to have a lot of people in a limited space. If you want a normal campsite you should consider camping elsewhere in the park or if you have a large RV you should stay at one of the nearby private campgrounds. Pay showers are available in the Park at the Boat Launch about 2 miles away(50 cents for 3 mins).
Post Race Party and More:
One of the best parts of a Rainshadow Running race is the post race party. We will have Pizza Jim & co serving up tasty wood-fired pizza all day, a big spread of tasty snacks, plenty of cold beverages and live bluegrass music courtesy of The Pine Hearts. It is not just a race, but a community. There is a large grassy field for people to spread out in the sunshine and cheer on their fellow runners as they cross the finish line. Once the sun goes down, break out your s’mores fixings and join us around the bonfire. Bring your musical instruments, lawn games, and frisbees! Don’t forget your swimsuit as there will be a slip ‘n slide at the finish line and a short group hike on Sunday to a secret swimming hole.
If you are coming out Friday night, please join us for a group potluck. We will provide brats, veggie brats and buns, but please bring a side dish or dessert to share. This is more than just a race, it is a weekend getaway!
Please remember that the food and drink at the finish line is for registered runners, their guests, and volunteers. If you appear under 30, you will be asked to show ID for beer.
Event details subject to change; check event websites for details.