Worst Day of the Year Run at Edgefield – Saturday, February 1

The event is limited to 1,500 participants. Advance registration is encouraged.
See the schedule for more information on when these pricing options are available.


$35* – Advance Online (ends at 11:55pm on the Thursday before the event [Jan.30])
$40 – Day of the event
$10* – Children 12 and under.
Save $5 when you pick up a coupon at any REI location.

* There is a $1.50 processing fee added to each online transaction.


Bring more than 10 people in your posse and you’re eligible for a group discount. Please contact for more information.

Cold, windy and raining . . . a perfect day for a run!

Gear up and get out with thousands of fun-loving people on this costumed winter run. Laugh at the elements and gather for a delicious finish line party featuring great food and beverages.  Enjoy hot cider, cocoa and coffee, homemade soups and fresh baked bread from McMenamins…yum, yum, yummy!

Come in costume and get a free beer or a deluxe hot chocolate!

REI’s Worst Day of the Year Run treks around the golf courses at the historic McMenamins Edgefield estate, located in Troutdale, Oregon, just 12 minutes from downtown Portland.  There is plenty of free parking on the grounds and the finish line party is covered and heated.

Race, run, walk or waddle – everyone can join in the fun.  Check out the course map here>>.


We release runners in waves to help better manage the flow of athletes on the course.

9:00am Registration and check-in opens
10:00am 5k start: runners in front, joggers second, walkers third.
10:30am Finish line party begins – Beer Garden and kitchen are open and serving, plus live band!
12:00pm Courses closed
2:00pm Event closes

PLEASE NOTE: Please adhere to this schedule. If you veer off course or are otherwise delayed, you may miss lunch and the party, and will waive on-course support


  • Run respectfully and share the road or path.
  • You are responsible for your own safety - be alert.
  • Leave ample room between you and other runners.
  • Run on the right side and allow faster runners room to pass on the left.
  • Alert runners if you intend to pass – “ON YOUR LEFT.”


Worst Day of the Year Run is proud to support the Sunshine Division.

Find out more about the beneficiary>>