Bigfoot 100k Information
July 22-23, 2017
Join us on a 100k point to point exploration of the Cascade Mountains of Washington
Welcome to the Bigfoot 100k!
Registration opens Jan. 1, 2017 at 9am PST. Register here
The Bigfoot 100k begins at Norway Pass and runs west on single track trails to Mount Saint Helens.
It is incredibly 99.9% single track! The race crosses only 1 paved road the entire time and the whole
course is on single track trails. Runners will explore such varied terrain as the otherworldly
Volcanic Mount St. Helens (erupted in 1980), long mountaintop ridge lines with stunning forest, mountain and lake views, deep old growth forests as green and thick as a rainforest, misty mountain tops, cross streams and rivers on their way to completing this massive, life changing event. They might even see a Bigfoot or two… it’s been known to happen in these parts.
The race has 5 aid stations, averaging approximately 13 miles between stations. Runners will be timed from the start to the moment they cross the finish line. The race will be well marked and the aid stations well stocked, but it does require a certain amount of self sufficiency with one leg being 18.7 miles long. There are plenty of streams to get water from and trail runners will enjoy the solitude and beauty of a race course that is truly unique, non-repetitive and wild.
WHEN: Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7am to Sunday, July 23 at 10am, 27 hour cut off
START LOCATION: Norway Pass Trailhead near Cougar, WA
Runners will leave vehicles at the finish, Marble Mountain Sno-Park at Mount St. Helen’s National Monument, since the run is point to point. The start is a 1hr 45min drive from the finish location where runners will take a bus to the start (bus included in entry fee) or ride there with their crew. Please note that there is very limited (if any) cell reception at the start/finish and along the route. Don’t expect to get any cell coverage.
RACE CHECK-IN: Friday, July 21 from 3pm to 7pm at Marble Mountain Sno Park. Participants may drop off drop bags at this time. Runners may also check in race morning, but checking in the evening before is highly recommended. Race morning (July 22) check in is from 4am to 4:30am. Bus to the start of the race (100k) Bus leaves Marble Mountain (finish area, yes you may leave a car) at 4:45am sharp! GPS Coordinates (plug into google): 46.1303, -122.1713
FINISH LOCATION: Marble Mountain Sno-Park at Mount St. Helen’s National Monument, National Forest Development Road 83, Stevenson, WA 98648. GPS Coordinates (plug into google): 46.1303, -122.1713
DISTANCE: 64.4 miles, 100k-ish. Point to point course in the Cascade Mountain Range of Washington State.
*We changed the start location from Elk Pass to Norway Pass and moved Windy Pass Aid to make the 100k closer to a 100k.distance.
AID STATIONS:Click here for detailed information
OVERALL CUT OFF: 27 hours
FEE: $190 until April 1, 2017. $225 until July 1.
RUNNER'S MANUAL: Please read the manual for all the info you need!
AWARDS: All finishers get a unique, artist made finisher award. All entrants get a pint glass and swag bag. Top 3 male and top 3 female finishers receive special awards in addition to finisher’s awards.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: No entry requirements. We recommend that runners consider that this is a tough 100k race that requires runners to be fairly self sufficient and prepared for the weather. Aid stations average 13 miles apart. We will have fun and well stocked aid stations. We take food seriously and will offer a large variety of options.