Register -> Join the Strava Club -> Hustle
- What is a virtual race?
A virtual race can be run or walked anytime, anywhere. The point is to get out and move while raising money for charity and making a positive impact.
- How does this race work?
Register, join the Race for the Trails Strava Club, run during the week of October 2 through 8, and your mileage will be tracked and displayed on the club leaderboard. Distance, elevation gain, and pace winners will be declared at the end of the competition.
- Are there any medals or other awards?
Unfortunately, no. We wanted to quickly mobilize the running community to make a positive impact as a response to the Columbia Gorge wildfires.
- Can anyone participate?
Absolutely. All abilities and age levels are welcome. Just be sure to track your activity as a run or trail run so it will appear on the leaderboard. No cycling, please.
- What is Strava? How will I track my distance?
Sign up with Strava here and use the Strava app on your phone or a connected GPS device to track your progress.
- What if I can’t complete 50k?
No sweat. Just know that you’re making a difference by joining your fellow runners and contributing to a great cause.
- How do I register?
You can access the registration page here!
- How much of each registration fee goes to charity?
Other than a small charge of $2.50 that goes to the registration company, 100% of the registration fee goes to Friends of the Columbia Gorge.
- Can I donate more than $25?
Absolutely, by selecting to donate during the registration process or by visiting Friends of the Columbia Gorge and donating directly.
- Who are Friends of the Columbia Gorge and why should I care?
“The only non-profit organization dedicated entirely to ensuring that the beautiful and wild Columbia Gorge remains a place apart, an unspoiled treasure for generations to come.” Sounds pretty great, right? Learn more at their website.
- Who designed that gorgeous logo?
Why, that would be Portland’s own brilliant designer, accomplished ultrarunner, badass climber, and all-around hustler, Grant Garrett.
- Who’s organizing this thing?
My name is Philip Krooswyk. I’m a mid-pack, ultrarunning Oregonion who first started trailrunning and hiking in the Columbia River Gorge. As a web designer and runner, I was motivated to do whatever I could to help the Gorge recover from these terrible fires. The amazing running and hiking communities have inspired me so much over the years, I knew we could come together to do something great.