Apr 15, 2023 at 8:00 AM

Wood You Rather

NW Thurman Street

Portland OR, 97209


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Entry Fee $
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 10M

Type: Trail

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 90%

First Year of the Event: 2021


This is a different style race, where you get to choose where you go. It’s a checkpoint run in the woods. There is no pre-set course. Instead, you’ll receive a map, at the start of the race, with nine checkpoints highlighted. You decide where you will run to get to each of them. Wood you rather go up that trail or around and down to get the checkpoint? The winner is the first person who gets the most the checkpoints and gets back to the finish in the fastest time. You have two-and-a-half hours to get as many checkpoints as you can and make it back to the finish line.

You decide which trails you want to take and in what order you acquire each checkpoint. There’s some strategy involved here! Do you run up that trail because it is a shorter route, or go around on another trail to get the checkpoint from above so you don’t have to go uphill as much? Depending on the route you choose, you can expect to run around 7.5 to 10 miles with 1200 to 1600′ of gain. But this is all up to you!

The start of this will be really fun to watch as everyone takes off in different directions.



Past Event Dates

Held on Apr 15, 2023

Held on Apr 16, 2022

Held on Apr 17, 2021

Event Results

View 2022 Results