Northwest Dirt Churners is partnering with Forest Park Conservancy with the Nasty Challenge as part of the Miles for Forest Park fundraiser. Join us for each of the five Nasty routes in Forest Park or run them on your own. The Nasty routes are challenging courses utilizing the hills and technical trails and fire lanes not commonly used in Forest Park. It’s a great way to learn some new trails.
Those that complete all five Nasties get a Nasty Challenge t-shirt from Territory Run Co. Running with the Northwest Dirt Churners group run is not required for the Nasty Challenge.
Here are the rules to qualify for the Nasty Challenge t-shirt:
STEP 1: Register for Miles for Forest Park and follow the directions to create your own personalized supporter page. A $25 minimum donation is required (or $5 for each Nasty route.)
STEP 2: Sign up for a Northwest Dirt Churners newsletter subscription.
STEP 3: Register to run as many Nasty group runs as you can with Northwest Dirt Churners. Running with Northwest Dirt Churners not required for the Nasty Challenge (see step four.) The Nasty routes will NOT be marked. We strongly recommend runners print out directions before joining the group run. These are fun runs, not races.
June 1- Skyline Nasty Kickoff Party at Skyline Tavern. The Skyline Nasty is 10.65 miles with 2500′ ascent. This event starts at 10:00 am at Skyline Tavern. Meet at Skyline Tavern for recovery food and beverages when finished.
July 20- Flaming Nasty Registration. The Flaming Nasty is 16.44 miles with 2963′ ascent. The run will start and finish at 9:00 at Highway 30 and Fireline 1. Meet at Sasquatch Brewery in NW Portland for recovery food and beverages when finished.
August 3 – Alphabet Nasty Registration. The Alphabet Nasty is 14.22 miles with 2863′ ascent. This run will start at 9:00 at Lower MacLeay Park. Meet at Lucky Lab Beer Hall for recovery food and beverages when finished.
August 31 – South Nasty Registration. The South Nasty is 13.16 miles with 2929′ ascent. This run will start and finish at 9:00 at Leif Erickson and Germantown Road. Jackie from Salomon will be supporting this run with trail shoes available for runners to try on their run if they’re in the market for a new shoe or just want to demo for fun. Pick from either the Salomon Sense Ride 2 or the Ultra Pro and get a swag item! Afterwards, she will be onsite to answer any questions. Meet at Stormbreaker Brewery St. John’s for recovery food and beverages when finished.
September 28 – North Nasty Registration. The North Nasty is 11.72 miles with 2820′ ascent. This run will start and finish at 9:00 at Leif Erickson and Germantown Road. Meet at Breakside Brewing for recovery food and beverages when finished. T-shirts will be handed out at Breakside Brewery following the run.
STEP 4: For runners, who cannot make a group Nasty run, but still want to do the Nasty Challenge, No problem! Just post a picture on Instagram and/or Facebook and tag Forest Park Conservancy and Northwest Dirt Churners in the photo. Make sure to hashtag the Nasty route (i.e. #flamingnasty) #milesforforestpark and #nastychallenge. You will also be entered to win “Best Adventure Photo” and be featured in the Forest Park Conservancy monthly e-newsletter. The winner will also be entered into a raffle for a prize!
Check your status on the Nasty Challenge