Bigfoot 40 Mile Information
40 mile circumnavigation of Mt. St. Helens!

July 22-23, 2017: 

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Registration opens Jan. 1, 2017 at 9am PST.  Register here

Please keep in mind that this race requires a certain amount of self sufficiency. Due to the extreme remoteness of the course, aid stations are an average of 13.3 miles apart. 

ABOUT THE 40 MILE: The Bigfoot 40 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 100% single track trails and does not cross a single paved road. 

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

DISTANCE: 40.04 miles.  Single loop course circumnavigating Mt. St. Helens in Washington State.


FEE: $95 until April 1, 2017. $115 until May 31. $135 until registration closes.



AWARDS: 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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: No entry requirements. We recommend that runners consider that this is a tough 40mi race that requires runners to be fairly self sufficient. There are limited number of aid stations. 

AID STATIONS, CUT OFF TIMES  AND MILES TO NEXT AID: Overall cut off is 16 hours.

Keep in mind that the course is so remote that some aid stations have to be hiked in to service this race. Windy Pass is a hike in aid station and may be slightly more limited. Blue Lake Aid station can drive in on a rough forest service road, so there will be a full aid station with hot food and more! Post race meal provided at the finish line! 

Start at Marble Mountain: 13.75 miles to Windy Pass Aid. +3224 and -1810 ft in elevation to Windy Pass Aid. 

Windy Pass Aid, mi 13.75. Miles to next: 14.3mi, cut off at 2:30pm on July 22 (5.5hr cut off). +2176 and -3043 ft in elevation to Blue Lake Aid. 

Blue Lake Aid, mi 28. Miles to next: 12mi. Cut off at 8:45pm July 22 (11:45hr cut off). +3193 and -3172 ft of elevation gain to finish. 

Finish, mi 40. Cut off at 1am Sunday, July 23. Runners have up to 16 hrs to complete the route.