The Ultramook 50k & 30k Tillamook Ridge Trail Race is made up of a larger 30k loop and a smaller 20k loop. Participants will either run the larger 30k loop and finish or run both loops to finish a total of 50k.
The Ultramook 50k & 30k Tillamook Ridge Trail Race is located in the Tillamook State Forest and BLM managed lands, starting across the Kilchis River from the Hydranea Ranch. It features the Kilchis Ridge between Stanley Peak and Randall Hill and the Tillamook Ridge with stops at Top of the World #1 and Top of the World #2. There has been increased interest in the Tillamook Ridge of late and we’re going to introduce it to the World of Running.
The race starts at 8 a.m. just across the river from the Hydrangea Ranch at Oregon Coastal Flowers. Park on the Hydrangea Ranch, check-in, and warmup to the start area. Check-in/Bib pickup start at 6:00 am and closes at 7:50 am. Here is a map to the Hydrangea Ranch.
The 30k has 3,719 ft. of total ascent with a max elevation of 2,114 ft. The 20k has an additional 2,762 ft. of ascent with a max elevation of 1,795 ft. The 50k has 6,481 feet of total climb.
75% of the race is on abandoned logging roads and trails that are well traveled by wild elk and other wildlife. 25% of the race is on remote, infrequently traveled logging roads. You’ll be amazed of the quality of the trail in such remote areas of the forest.
50k prior to May 1, $95
50k May 1 – May 31, $105
50k June 1 – July 5, $115
30k prior to May 1, $85
30k May 1 – May 31, $95
30k June 1 – July 3, $105
Price includes tech shirt (register by June 20th at 8am to get free shirt), Ultimook baseball cap, well marked route with aid at least every 10k, post-race meal & beverages, professional quality photos, and debut introduction of this best kept secret trail on the Oregon Coast.
There will be three aid stations in the 30k and six aid stations in the 50k. Aid stations will be supplied with water, gatorade, potato chips, PB&J, fresh fruit (oranges, bananas), and chocolate/candy, as well as first aid supplies. Aid station #2 will double up as aid station #5 and Aid station #3 will double up as aid station #6 on the top of the Clear Creek Trail. A vehicle will be parked at aid station #3/#6 that can be used to transport any athlete unable to continue along the Tillamook Ridge. In case of a participant being pulled out from missing cut off times, they will need to wait until the aid station is closing to leave with the volunteer unless their is a medical emergency.
|Aid Station||Distance (miles)||Cutoff time to continue|
|Aid #4||18.4 (near finish of 30k)||2:00 PM|
|Aid #6||25||4:00 PM|
Cut Off Times
Strict cutoff times have been established for the safety of the participants and volunteer crew. If a participant is signed up for the 50k but fails to finish the 30k loop within 6 hours, they will not be allowed to proceed to the 20k loop. On the 2nd 20k loop, 50kers will not be allowed to pass the last aid station at 25 miles after 8 hours. After 10 hours our finish line crew will pack up, however, race managment will be monitoring all athletes until they return back to the Hydrangea Ranch safely, assuming all cutoff times above have been followed.
“Fit” walkers will be allowed in the 30k, but will not be allowed past the last aid station at 12 miles if they do not make it in 5 hours
The Hydrangea Ranch is a beautiful place and you are invited to campout the night before and night afterwards if you’d like.
Runners will have drop bag access at Aid Station #3 & Aid Station #6 (same location). Please label your bag with your name and bib number. There will be tarps set up during check-in where you can leave your bags. Drop bags come back when the aid station closes and will be available to pickup back at the Hydrangea Ranch that afternoon/evening through the entire next week. We will not mail back unclaimed bags
Average temperatures in early July are very moderate on the Oregon Coast. Average high temperatures are in the low 70’s and check-in and start temperatures will be about 55. Over 90% of the race is in the shade. Views will be majestic unless there is a layer of fog engulfing the Tillamook Valley which is not unusual that time of the year.
Many of our high school cross country and track athletes will be helping with this race. However, we need more help. If your partner is running and you want to be occupied during the race, volunteer to help and your partner will run for FREE. This offer is only good for the first 10 people who volunteer. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
All entries are none refundable once accepted, and in the case of injury, we will transfer your entry to next year up until two weeks from the event day. We do offer a 50% refund up until two months from the event day for those who can’t attend for other circumstances.
Runner safety is our priority. This is a trail race and risks of twisting an ankle or such injuries are inherent, especially over a distance of 50k. Runners need to be alert on the trail at all times. Here is our Safety Plan.
Race Management & Proceeds
The Ultramook 50k & 30k Trail Race on the Tillamook Ridge is from the founder & designer of the Ultimook Race, the Ultimook Running Camp, and the Three Capes Marathon Relay. We are a newly formed non-profit 501 c 3 and this race benefits our mission of developing young runners in both mind and body via the Ultimook Track Club, the Ultimook Running Camp, and the Tillamook Distance Project.