Registration for our Timberline Mt Run is temporarily on hold as the US Forest Service accepts adjustments to our 2018 race plan. Basically, we're changing from a 12K course to two different options: a 5-mile Race and a 2.5-mile Challenge. The Race and Challenge will be the same low price.
The course in past years started at Timberline Lodge and ran down Timberline Road to West Leg, and down via the Alpine Trail to the Timberline-to-Town Trail, then up to Mountaineer Trail to above the timber line, peaking at almost 7000 feat, crossing in front of lower Palmer Chair, upper Magic Mile Chair, and the Silcox Hut before returning to Timberline Lodge, finishing at the Y'Bar Patio at Wy'East Lodge.
This year, we're dropping the road and the lower section, starting at the beginning of the Mountaineer Trail, between Timberline and Wy'East Lodges, and going up. Once we run the upper section from right to left, we cross the Timberline Trail, continuing on down Mountaineer Trail to Timberline Lodge. Here, those doing the Challenge will turn right, heading southwest to finish under the Y'Bar Patio. Those running the whole 5-mile Race will be directed to the left and up to the Timberline Trail, and follow the trail back to the Mountaineer Trail. Here, you will turn right and run back up the trail, doing the upper portion from left to right, finishing the same as always, down on the west side of Timberline Lodge and around to the south end of Wy'East Lodge to the Y'Bar Patio.
The US Forest Service is currently conferring with the maintenance crew at Timberline, and our permits are expected to be confirmed soon. Please stay tuned for more details.