2 Jul 2012

Beacon Rock 50k

Posted by pricey

photo credit - Glen Tachiyama

A few weekends ago, I had the pleasure of running the Beacon Rock 50k.  Located in the Beacon Rock State Park in Southern Washington, we opted to drive down and crash in Hood River Oregon the night before the race. A classic Rainshadow Running event, there was free camping and a smattering of fun group activities offered. As fun as it sounded we decided to use our limited time to explore Hood River and Portland instead – tax free shopping and some pool side rays.

The race its self was a double loop of a 25k course. With one major aid station you passed 4 times in a figure 8 style trail loop, and another aid station at the finish/25k turnaround. The support out on course was class and the course itself challenging, yet entirely runnable, with 2 major climbs, some fun technical downhill and a bit of fire road thrown in to link it all up.  I was using the race as a training run and met some great characters along the way. Big congrats to Katie who placed 3rd placed female and who had the pleasure of my company for the day. Congrats to MCB as well who came out and ran 6:39 on limited training and put up with Katie and I for the 12+ hours of car travel.

Poolside Hood River

Pimp your breakfast

Switching

Photos of photographers taking photos

Crushing dreams

Bluegrass

Post race perfection

New kicks, not so new

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2 Responses to “Beacon Rock 50k”

  1. sweet pics and race kiwi man. It’s a great place to hang out. Where was the pool? How much?

    Did you feast up at the brewery?!

     

    Dacooster

  2. Thanks for running with me! What a great day on the trails to dream crush and suffer. Can’t wait to read your next posts about you crushing your goal races.

     

    Katie

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