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An event every day that begins at 5:00 am, repeating until April 28, 2019
With beautiful, challenging courses, great support and a festive, social finish line celebration, ‘The Burn’ is a prominent springtime trail running event. The 50 Mile race will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019 and the 50K race on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Both races start and finish at historic Reehers Camp in the lush and rugged Tillamook State Forest, halfway between Portland and the Oregon Coast. Prepare for rumbling waterfalls, brisk stream crossings and a million shades of green, as brilliant spring foliage, fiddleheads and blossoms line every inch of this classic Pacific NW rainforest course.
The mountainous, temperate Tillamook Rainforest in Northwestern Oregon is steeped in history, most notably, the legendary “Tillamook Burn” forest fires that consumed 355,000 acres of colossal old growth forest from 1933-1951. One of the largest tree replanting campaigns in human history led to the formation of the Tillamook State Forest in 1974. Today, a lush second-growth forest thrives here, offering dozens of miles of exceptional single-track trails for us to enjoy, while showcasing hundreds of massive, emblematic “grey ghost” snags and charred stumps– enduring relics of the vast old growth rainforest that reigned here prior to the Tillamook Burn.
RACE DATES & SCHEDULE
50 MILER: SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019
Bib Pickup & Check-In: 5:00AM-5:45AM
Race Start: 6:00AM
Final Cutoff: 8:00PM at the Finish Line.
Bonfire: All Day!
50K: SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019
Bib Pickup & Check-In: 7:00AM-7:45AM
Race Start: 8:00AM
Cut-Off: 5:00PM at the Finish Line.
Bonfire: All Day!
The races are located entirely within the Tillamook State Forest in the northern Oregon Coast Range mountains, roughly halfway between Portland and the coast. Event staging for the races, including parking, bib pickup, race start and finish will be at historic Reehers Camp. Reehers Camp was originally built as a CCC Camp in the 1930’s during forest recovery efforts after the first Tillamook Burn. Today it is a peaceful seasonal campground and day use area, situated in mature forest on the slopes above the upper Nehalem River.
Directions to Reehers Camp (Start/Finish) from the Portland area:
Drive Highway 26 west toward the coast to Timber Road (just past milepost 38).
Turn left (south) onto Timber Road, follow for 3 miles into the rural community of Timber.
Turn right (west) onto Cochran Road.
Reehers Camp is 2.2 miles down Cochran Road, a well-maintained gravel road.
The nearest major airport is Portland International Airport (PDX).
Parking is limited at the Start/Finish, so please carpool if possible. Only one vehicle is allowed per race participant (crew/spectators must carpool with their runner). Parking is available in the Reehers Camp Day-Use parking area. Overflow parking will be along the north side of Cochran Road. Signs will be posted and volunteers will help direct you. Parking within the campground itself is for race officials ONLY. Thank you in advance for carpooling when possible. A map of Reehers Camp will be provided in a pre-race email to all participants.
The closest accomodations are in Hillsboro, Forest Grove and Tillamook, all within 30-45 minutes from the Start/Finish at Reehers Camp. The closest available camping is at Stub Stewart State Park, about 20 minutes away. Camping is available at Reehers Camp for race officials only.
Our race t-shirts and hats are from Territory Run Co., based in Portland, Oregon! The shirts are super cozy and casual with the race logo on the front. Race hats are made of soft and light moisture-wicking materials with the race logo. Race shirts and hats are not included in the race entry fee and are both available for $25 each and must be picked up at race check-in or packet pick-up, no exceptions. All unclaimed shirts will be sold on race day.
CREW & SPECTATORS
Go to either the 50 miler or 50K race page for information specific to each race course.
POST RACE CELEBRATION!
Stay and enjoy beautiful Reehers Camp while we cheer on all the race finishers! A post race meal, beverages, cozy bonfire and live music are available for all participants and volunteers at the finish line area. Family and friends are welcome to eat and drink for a $10 cash contribution per person.
Event details subject to change; check event websites for details.