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Uphill Challenge & Wy'east Howl

Uphill Challenge

July 27

Time: 9:30 AM- 3 PM 
Location: Mt. Hood Meadows
Category: Summer Event

The Uphill Challenge is an uphill running or walking race beginning in the main parking lot and finishing at the top of Stadium Chairlift for a total of 1.2 miles with 621 feet of elevation gain. The fastest male and the fastest female will win $250 each!

Back by popular demand is the 5K option! This course will continue onto the Timberline Trail and down the Southside Road and back to the main lot.

Following the finish, competitors will ride the Stadium Chairlift back down to the base area. Chair lift rides will be offered to spectators for $15 and our BBQ fires up at 11 AM! We encourage competitors to bring a water bottle and sunscreen - even though it's a morning event, temperatures may be very warm.  

  • 9:00 AM Registration in the Main Lodge
  • 10:30 AM Race Begins
  • 11:00 AM BBQ on the Paradise Deck
  • 1:00 PM Awards on the Paradise Deck

Register for the Uphill Challenge

Ready to run? Then the Wy'east Howl is for you! Take part in this 50K mountain trail running event from the Hood River Valley to Mt. Hood Meadows. The Wy'east Howl is a point-to-point 50K trail running race from "Valley to Volcano". With its amazing scenery, support and amenities, the event provides a unique and thrilling trail race experience. The course offers all-day views of Wy'east (the native name for Mt. Hood), which gets closer and closer until runners arrive at the race finish ON THE MOUNTAIN-- the only ultramarathon to do so! This is a demanding course offering miles of singletrack trails in a magnificent mountain environment of diverse forests, meadows and waterfalls. Runners begin their race day by parking and checking in at Mt. Hood Meadows, then riding a shuttle bus down to the pastoral Hood River Valley where the race starts. From the beginning, runners will make some mighty ascents and traverse grand ridgelines on their approach to Oregon's most celebrated volcano! Back at Mt. Hood Meadows, we'll celebrate each race finisher's accomplishment together with awards, excellent food, craft beverages, music and fun activities with friends and family.

 Register for the Wy'east Howl

RV Parking available!

Overnight Parking for July 26

Overnight Parking for July 27