Welcome to the inaugural 2013 Northwest Mountain Trail Series!
This trail race series consists of six challenging courses of varying distances and terrain. Whether it’s 10K or 100 miles, we promise to challenge you and give you a memorable race experience. The Series was created to celebrate running in the mountains with friends, and although it will have a low-key vibe, you can expect it to be well-organized with real-time race results, well-stocked aid stations, cheerful volunteers, great post-race grub and sponsors that make the best products around.
Smith Rock Ascent: This 15-mile race quickly rises above the dramatic cliffs in one of Oregon’s most scenic state parks. With over 3,000 vertical gain, the route ascends to the top of Gray Butte with panoramic views of central Oregon and the Three Sisters. Then your reward, an almost uninterrupted descent with spectacular views of the sheer rock faces that make Smith Rock State Park a mecca for climbers.
Mt. Hood 50: This 50-miler attracts runners from across the US and sells out quickly. It is run on beautiful sections of the Pacific Crest Trail and has amazing views of Mt. Hood.
Dog Mountain 10K: A steep run on single-track trails with fantastic views of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The race summits Dog Mountain in Washington and will give you nearly 3,000 feet of vertical gain, starting and finishing at the Dog Mountain Trailhead.
Volcanic 50: The only trail race to circumnavigate an active volcano in the U.S., this rugged trail race around Mt. St. Helens is one tough race. This 50K+ race, which was featured on the cover of Ultrarunning Magazine, is not for the timid and includes some of the most barren terrain in the world.
Mountain Lakes 100: One of the country’s newest 100-milers is also one of the most beautiful. Starting near Olallie Lake, and running along more than 25 lakes, this race features the best trail running Oregon has to offer – technical and rocky sections, views of mountain peaks in every direction, and 60 miles of luscious sections of the Pacific Crest Trail.
Elk-King’s Mtn Traverse: A steep and technical 15-mile course run on single-track trails in Oregon’s Tillamook State Forest. Runners will summit two mountains in the coast range – Elk and King’s– and enjoy 5,800 feet of vertical gain.
|Race Date Distance Price Runners Registration|
|Smith Rock Ascent 4/27 15M $65 250 1/2/2013|
|Mt. Hood 50 7/13 50M $95 150 12/1/2012|
|Dog Mountain 7/27 10K $45 150 1/2/2013|
|Volcanic 50 9/7 50K $125 100 12/1/2012|
|Mountain Lakes 100 9/28 100M $250 150 1/2/2013|
|Elk-Kings Mtn. Traverse 10/12 15M $65 125 1/2/2013|
Course Maps: 2013 NWMTS Maps
Each event features a BBQ for all participants, families and volunteers. We hope you stay and enjoy the fun!
The top three males and females and the top masters finishers will receive sweet products from our sponsors. We’ll also have a post-race raffle after each event.
Series winners will receive even better awards from our sponsors. Series winners will be awarded their prizes at the conclusion of the Elk-Kings Mtn Traverse race held at the beautiful Tillamook Forest Center.
2013 Smith Rock Ascent race results HERE
- You receive points when you finish a Series race.
- The sum of your scores will determine your final score for the Series.
- You must run at least four races to qualify for Series awards.
- If you run more than four races, your final score will use the points from your highest score four races.
- Awards are presented to the top three male and female runners, as well as the top male/female masters (40 and older) runners
- Awards are presented at the final race in the Series.
The scoring is based on the race distance, and on your time compared to the winning time. The winning time for each race is divided by your time and that percentage is then multiplied by the number of miles in each race.
Example: In the first race, which is 15 miles, the winner, Amy, ran a 1:30:00. Amy’s score for that race would be 15 points. Kelly ran 2:00:00, so her score for that race is calculated by dividing Amy’s time (1:30) by her own time (2:00) and multiplying the result (.75) by the mileage for the race (15). The result would be .75 X 15, or 11.25 points.
If you would like to volunteer for any one of the trail races, please email Todd & Trevor at email@example.com