Frequently Asked Questions



Can men run the Wild Woman Trail marathon and Relay race?
This race is designed and intended for women runners. That said, the Wild Woman does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities. In addition, we welcome men to volunteer and support.

Is there day-of-race registration?
No, there is no day-of-race registration, but if there is space you may register on site the night before (Friday) between 3pm-7pm. 

Can I register for the race with a credit card at race headquarters?
No, day of is cash or check only.

Can I get a refund if I can't come?
No refunds, sorry.  However, if you're on a team, and you find a replacement, we can provide her with a complimentary entry (and she can repay you). Contact the race director with name and email of your replacement runner.

Where do the proceeds go?

A portion of our proceeds go to help support Helping Hands Against Violence, a non-profit organization in Hood River, Oregon which supports victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking through shelter, advocacy, education and outreach. You're welcome to make an additional donation specifically to them, through us, or donate directly online at Helping Hands Against Violence

Will there be aid stations?
There are 6 aid stations on the course (7 for the 50K runners).  There will be water and energy drink at all aid stations and energy food will be at each of the 3 exchange points (or about every 5-8 miles). 

Since this is a waste free event with no disposable water cups, how will I get water?
You will need to bring your water bottle, hydration pack, or portable cup. 

How far away from race headquarters are the relay exchange points?
Exchange point #1 is walking distance (about 1000 feet east of race headquarters).
Exchange #2 and #3 are located approximately 4 miles north from race headquarters. Parking will be in the same location for both of the exchanges; however, the exchanges are in two different spots about 1/10th of a mile from the parking area, in opposite directions. (We will provide directions for anyone heading up to those exchange points.) Plenty of parking is available at this exchange area.

Can I get a ride to exchange #2 and #3?
Although there will not be a regular shuttle, there will be plenty of runners, crew, and volunteers heading up and down from there often. We will encourage everyone to share space in their vehicles. Or if you need a ride, don't be shy, just ask. You will not get stranded. Promise. 

Can our relay team run the 50K?
For simplicity's sake, the 50K distance is only open to individuals this year. The marathon distance is set up for relay teams. 

Will Wild Woman T-shirts be for sale?
There will be a limited supply of t-shirts for sale when you pick up your registration packet, please bring cash or check ($20) if you plan to purchase a t-shirt.

Will food be provided after the race?
A free vegan lunch featuring local fresh food will be served to each racer. Post race snacks will also be available.

Is there a place to shower?
There are showers available 1 mile south of camp at the Guler County Park.  It is $2 for 5 minutes.  Or, for the true wild woman we will have cold water horse troughs for a refreshing post-race plunge! Of course, there's always Trout Creek too. Just ask the race directors how to get there.

Will bathrooms be on the course?
Yes, there will be porta-potties accessible from all three exchanges and at the start and finish.

What time are the free yoga classes?
A short warm-up yoga class will occur pre-race, and post run yoga classes will be held periodically throughout the afternoon as racers finish. Please bring your own mat, there will only be a few extras available.

What is the weather like in July?
Typically it will be hot in the day (80s) and cold (40’s) in the evening and early morning.  The majority of the race course is shaded by conifer trees.

Is an ATM available?
There is no ATM in Trout Lake.  The nearest ATM is 25 miles south in White Salmon so you may want to bring some cash, for incidentals like a t-shirt, extra lunches, or a huckleberry smoothie in town.

Is Wi-Fi available at race headquarters?
Yes, believe it or not there is Wi-Fi.  But we don’t know how many people our internet system can handle so it may be intermittent.

Is there cell phone service?
AT&T and Verizon, yes.  Others sometimes.