Our course showcases the natural beauty of the Mt. Hood national forest with views of the salmon river, surrounding mountain peaks, old growth forests and more. From Welches Middle School race grounds you will explore country roads, beautiful neighborhoods, a pristine golf course, tranquil bridges, streams and lush forests. This journey will surely reward your hard work with it’s beautiful surroundings and abundant shade! Once complete, relax and venture to the Zig Zag Inn Beer Garden and have a celebratory brew on us!
For specific details of each race, please see respective maps and click below:
Half marathon route : At your own pace, you’ll delight in sights such as a golf course, the Cascade Range, the Salmon River, bridges and natural wildlife—where you might see deer! The Half Marathon route is the same as the 10k except it has an additional six-seven miles of running in the National Forest and crossing the Salmon River twice. This course is considered somewhat challenging with mixed rolling hills.
10K route : At just the right speed, you’ll go south on Salmon River Rd. and then take Fairway Ave. while breathing in the exhilarating Cascade Range. Continuing south on Welches Rd., you’ll enjoy the scenery of moss-filled trees and woodsy homes. Finally, you’ll come to Salmon River Rd. to circle back to the start.
5K route: This race will take you along some of the beautiful fairways & into the gorgeous neighborhoods of the The Resort At the Mtn. This is an out & back and provides some breathtaking views of the surrounding hills.