Welcome to Wild Outback. This is a one-of-a-kind race. It is the first trail running race in a remote section of Oregon where you are truly in the Oregon outback. Very few people have ventured onto these remote trails. The entire race follows the Fremont National Recreation Trail that was built in 1999 by the Northwest Youth Corps. The course consists mostly of following a ridge line - with amazing views, Ponderosa Pines, alpine meadows with Quaking Aspens and oodles of wildflowers blooming. You may even get lucky and see the elusive Pronghorn.
The trail saw little use over the years, but a huge thanks to the Oregon Timber Trail Alliance (OTTA), Oregon Desert Trail, and the mountain bike community who worked with the Forest Service and organized (and fed) a legion of volunteers, the trail was cleared over a 2 year span of hundreds of downed trees due to fire and beetle kill.
This classic point-to-point course consists of 95% single track trail and 5% dirt road with 3 fully stocked aid stations. There is 4800ft of gain and 5700ft of loss at an average elevation of 6000ft.
Chewaucan Crossing (10 minutes outside of Paisley, Oregon)
There will be a shuttle to the start line. The shuttle will leave the finish area at Chewaucan Crossing at 6:30AM SHARP to transport runners to the start line at Cox Pass.
Thank you to the Paisley school and to the drivers! Please arrive on time to make the shuttle. It is roughly an hour out to the start. You may bring warm ups, but DO NOT leave them on the shuttle. We will have a truck to transport any warm ups back to the finish.
*Registration has been suspended due to COVID-19.
$110 - September 1 - December 31
$125 - January 1 - March 31
$135 - April 1 - June 3
$145 Race Weekend
At Chewaucan Crossing/Finish: You can park on the main road - just before turning into Chewaucan Crossing.
Jones Crossing Forest Camp and Marster Spring Camgpround are within a mile of the finish. It is first-come, first-serve. So get there early (maybe a day or two) to get your spot!
There is dispersed camping within the Fremont National Forest. Please follow these guidelines for disperse camping.
We will have a pasta dinner at the Community Center (705 Chewaucan Street) in Paisley on Friday, June 5 from 5pm to 8pm. All proceeds will benefit the Paisley High School track/XC teams. Runners, crew, family and volunteers are encouraged to come! A suggested donation of $10 per person - please bring check or cash.
Friday, June 5 at the pasta dinner (you will still need to check in the morning of the race).
Saturday, June 6 from 5am-6:15am at Chewaucan Crossing.
There will NOT be bib pickup at the race start.
We will have some great prizes from our sponsors for the top 3 female and male winners. Each person that finishes will receive a custom finisher award.
UTMB QUALIFYING RACE - The 55K will earn you 2 points!
The beneficiary of the race will be the Paisley School District track/XC teams.
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This race is held under a special use permit -and in partnership with- the Fremont-Winema National Forest. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, Alpine Running, LLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This event is sanctioned by the USATF.