Registration opens Jan. 1, 2017 at 9am PST. Register here
ABOUT THE 45 MILE: The Bigfoot 45 mile begins at Marble Mountain Sno Park and fully circumnavigates Mt. St. Helens, taking you on a journey through the desolation zone of this incredible volcano that erupted in 1980. Runners will experience lava fields, stream crossings, old growth forests, and mountain running at its best! The route is 99% single track trails.
WHEN: Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 9am to Sunday, July 23 at 1am, 16 hour cut off
START/FINISH LOCATION: Marble Mountain Sno-Park at Mount St. Helen’s National Monument, National Forest Development Road 83, Stevenson, WA 98648. Closest town: Cougar, WA
Map location of the start /finish:
GPS Coordinates (plug into google): 46.1303, -122.1713
ACCOMODATIONS/CAMPING: Camping is allowed and is free at the start location, Marble Mountain Sno Park. Camping is allowed on the pavement or in the woods around the Sno Park. Some areas will be designated for the race management and start/finish areas of the race and camping will not be allowed there, however those locations will be clearly marked. There are bathrooms but no water and no electricity and for most people no phone reception. Verizon has a little reception on site. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN WATER if you are camping! RVs allowed, but no hookups or electricity. You are also welcome to sleep in your vehicle. Closest town is Cougar, WA and is very limited in hotels. Woodland, WA is about 1 hr 20 mins away and has more hotels. Please use Yelp, Air BnB or another web program to find lodging. We aren't able to make specific recommendations, sorry.
DISTANCE: 45.7 Miles. Single loop course circumnavigating Mt. St. Helens in Washington State.
OVERALL CUT OFF: 16 hours
FEE: $95 until April 1, 2017. $115 until May 31. $135 until registration closes.
ELEVATION GAIN: 9462 ft
ELEVATION LOSS: 9462 ft
RACE CHECK-IN: Friday, July 21 from 3pm to 7pm at Marble Mountain Sno Park. Participants may leave drop bags at this time. Runners may also check in race morning July 22nd at Marble Mountain Sno Park from 7am-8:45am, but checking in the evening before is highly recommended.
RUNNER INFO: Drop bags will ONLY be allowed at Blue Lake Aid Station. No Pacers will be allowed during the 45 mile race. If you choose to have crew, they will be allowed at the start/finish area, windy pass aid station and blue lake aid station.
AWARDS/SWAG: All finishers get a unique, artist made finisher award. Top 3 male and top 3 female finishers receive special awards in addition to finisher’s awards. All entrants get a race pint glass and swag bag with race logo. Other merchandise is optional and can be purchased on ultrasignup or on site at the race. Please bring cash or checks since cards will not be accepted. We will have race hoodies, hand painted trucker hats, cotton and athletic t-shirts, and stickers!
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: No entry requirements. We recommend that runners consider that this is a tough 45mi race that requires runners to be fairly self sufficient. There are limited number of aid stations, just two!
AID STATIONS, CUT OFF TIMES AND MILES TO NEXT AID:
Overall cut off is 16 hours.
Windy Pass Aid and Blue Lake Aid will be full aid stations providing hot food and more!! All aid stations are FULL aid stations. Most aid stations will have medical personnel and HAM radio operators or satellite phone communication. Medical volunteers are on site to assist with minor medical issues. Post race meal provided at the finish line!
Start at Marble Mountain to Windy Pass Aid: 15.6 miles, +3682 gain and -2081 ft in elevation loss to Windy Pass Aid.
Windy Pass Aid, mi 15.6. Miles to next: 18.1, cut off at 2:30pm on July 22 (5.5hr cut off). +3166 elevation gain and -4428 ft in elevation loss to Blue Lake Aid.
Blue Lake Aid, mi 33.7. Miles to next: 12mi. Cut off at 8:45pm July 22 (11:45hr cut off). +2614 elevation gain and -3172 ft of elevation loss to finish.
Finish,Mile 45.7, Cut off at 1am Sunday, July 23. Runners have up to 16 hrs to complete the route.
WHAT'S AT THE AID STATIONS? Our aid stations are well stocked and carry a variety of food. We will have fruit, sandwiches and wraps, chips, dips, hot soup at night, a variety of snacks and candy. All aid have gels, electrolyte drink (we will have Tailwind Nutrition), electrolyte pills, medical kits. For drinks we will have water, soda, juice, and Tailwind Nutrition. Ice will also be available at all aid stations. We will have vegetarian options.
MAP OF THE COURSE: http://caltopo.com/m/0CNA
-No refunds for any reason. Please keep this in mind before signing up.
-No transfers of race entry fee to another race, another year, or another runner regardless of why you cannot run it.