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: 40ish 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 drop off 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 40 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: 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.

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. Major medical issues will have to be dealt with at a local hospital. Post race meal provided at the finish line!


Start at Marble Mountain: 15.6 miles to Windy Pass Aid. +3682 and -4834 ft in elevation 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 and -4428 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). +2614and -3172 ft of elevation gain to finish. 


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


MAP OF THE COURSE: http://caltopo.com/m/0CNA

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

July 22-23, 2017: 

Refund Policy:

-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.


-As much as we’d love to offer refunds, due to issues with refunds in the past and a very limited time/resources we cannot offer them this year.



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