- RACE DATE: Saturday, April 28, 2018
- START/FINISH: Reehers Camp
- CHECK-IN: 7:00-7:45AM
- START TIME: 8:00AM
- FINAL CUT OFF: 5:00PM (9 hours to finish).
- BONFIRE: ALL DAY!
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The Tillamook Burn 50K is a beautifully tough, heavily forested out-and-back course, run almost entirely on singletrack trail, traversing the Oregon Coast Range mountain divide from Reehers Camp to University Falls and back, involving ~7000 ft. of ascent and descent. There are 5 full aid stations along the course. The trails are quite hilly and soft with great footing, although there are some technical sections with rocks and roots, as well as some long climbs and descents. Runners will cross many small rushing streams, pass by multiple waterfalls, enjoy miles and miles of remote creekside trail and some nice territorial views.
Race Course By Section:
Start to Aid Station 1 (Bell Camp): Runners depart Reehers Camp and run along Gales Creek Trail with some twisting turns and small hills and dips for the first 1.5 miles. This is followed by a 1450' climb in the following 2 miles up to Bell Camp Aid Station.
Aid Station 1 (Bell Camp) to Aid Station 2 (Storey Burn): Runners depart Bell Camp and get a long, rolling descent for 5.5 miles on scenic creekside trail, crossing many small streams. The course then continues on Storey Burn Trail, with a rolling ~900' ascent over 2 miles to Storey Burn Aid Station.
Aid Station 2 (Storey Burn) to Aid Station 3 (University Falls): Leaving Storey Burn Aid Station, runners travel 2 miles through multiple gullies with small stream crossings and a significant descent. Runners then veer right at a fork onto Gravelle Brothers Trail, immediately crossing over the Wilson River and continue winding and rolling for 2 more miles to University Falls Aid Station and a roaring close-up view of University Falls.
Runners then return the way they came, passing back through Storey Burn Aid Station and Bell Camp Aid Station on the way back to Reehers Camp for the finish.
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Aid stations will be well stocked with water, Tailwind energy drink, Skout Backcountry trail bars, GU energy gels, PB&J sandwiches, soda, various fruit options, chips, gummi bears, a variety of other ultra fare and basic first aid supplies.
The Burn is very well supported with enthusiastic and experienced volunteers! Be sure to express your appreciation for their support during the race. All aid stations will also have medical personnel present with a full compliment of emergency response equipment.
|Aid Station||Total Distance (mi)||Miles to Next Aid||Full Aid||Restroom||Cutoff|
|Storey Burn (2)||19.8||8.0||Yes||Yes||2PM|
|Bell Camp (2)||27.8||3.5||Yes||No||--|
CHECK IN / BIB PICK UP:
Check-in and bib pick-up takes place at the Start/Finish area at Reehers Camp Day-Use Shelter from 7:00 am – 7:45 am on Race Day. All runners must check in the morning of the race. There will be a packet pick-up in the Portland area a few days prior to the race, details TBA.
There will be a 11:30AM cutoff at Storey Burn Aid Station #1 (mile 11.5), a 2PM cutoff at Storey Burn #2 (mile 19.8) and a 5PM cutoff at the finish. If you will not be able to leave Storey Burn aid station prior to the posted cutoff, you will be required to drop from the race. Race staff or volunteers will give you a ride back to the Start/Finish. Participants arriving at the finish after 5:00PM will be recorded as a DNF in official race results.
POST-RACE AND AWARDS:
Join runners, volunteers and family members for some great post-race food and a toasty bonfire at the Start/Finish area while you cheer on the finishers! There will be some great awards for the top-3 male and female finishers. All runners will have a good chance of scoring some cool products from our sponsors in the post-race raffle! Official race merchandise will also be available for sale.
1. No course cutting, especially switchbacks. Please stay on the trail at all times.
2. No pacers. The event permit only allows for race participants on the course.
3. No aid outside of established aid stations.
4. No crewing runners outside of designated crew access aid stations.
5. No littering on course.
6. Always yield to the faster runners passing on trail, both from behind and on out-and-back sections.
- This event is located entirely on the Tillamook State Forest, managed by the Oregon Department of Forestry.
- The course is on a multi-use trail where mountain bikes and horses may be encountered. Horses should be approached in a slow and calm manner for safety.
- In accordance with State and Federal law and Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. ODF is an equal opportunity provider and employer.