Race: Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 7:30am
Registration opens February 12, 2021 at 9am PT on ultrasignup
**2020 Race transfers should see their race credit show up automatically when registering, otherwise please email Kristal for help: Kristal@destinationtrailrun.com
Please keep in mind that this race requires a certain amount of self sufficiency. Due to the extreme remoteness of the course, lack of road crossings (none) there is only one aid station for the 20 miler.
ABOUT THE 20 MILE: The Bigfoot 20 mile begins at Marble Mountain Sno Park and runs along Mt. St. Helen's South Western side, taking you on a journey on 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.
WHEN: Sunday, July 11 at 7:30am. Cut off is 9 hours and 4:30pm at Finish line
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
COVID PROTOCOL: Race start will likely be staggered to avoid crowding due to COVID 19 mitigation. We will keep runners informed as the race approaches on specific protocol. We reserve the right to institute needed COVID protocol for runner safety in the months and weeks leading up to the race. We ask you to limit the number of people you travel with and who come to the race with you to avoid gathering large groups.
Map location of the start /finish:
GPS Coordinates (plug into google): 46.1303, -122.1713
Camping is allowed and is free at the start location, Marble Mountain Sno Park however it will nto be quiet. For quieter dispersed camping please park along NF Road 83 - the road that leads to Marble Mountain sno park. It's all dispersed camping so please LEAVE NO TRACE. Please do not use pavement for tents as we need the paved parking area for vehicle parking. Clean up after yourselves or camping will not be allowed future years: leave no trace, carry out your garbage, waste and please do not leave feces and toilet paper in the woods or parking lot.
Car camping is fine, but we do need runners to park closely to each other as the 'camp area' is also the race parking. 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!
Small RVs allowed but keep in mind there may not be turn around and we cannot accomodate large RVs over 25'. There are no hookups or electricity on site and most cell phones will not work. Camping on site is free and is on a first come, first serve basis. 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, Google, Air BnB or another web program to find lodging. We aren't able to make specific recommendations.
DISTANCE: 20 Miles. Route loops around Mt. St. Helens south west side in Washington State.
OVERALL CUT OFF: 9 hours
FEES: $95. No day of race registration is available. Online reg closes July 30 or if the race sells out before that date and no registration is allowed after that. No waitlists
ELEVATION GAIN: 4,165 ft
ELEVATION LOSS: 4,178 ft
RACE CHECK-IN: Sunday, July 11 from 6am-7:15am at Marble Mountain Sno Park. Race will likely be started in waves of 10-35 to covid groups. No spectators. No crew allowed at aid station. Family may meet their runner at finish line but we ask that people do not congregate as we will need to avoid groups.
RUNNER INFO: No drop bags. If you choose to have crew, they will be allowed at the start/finish area only, no crew allowed at Blue Lake.
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. 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: We recommend that runners consider that this is a tough 20mi race that requires runners to be fairly self sufficient. There are very few locations where runners can drop out of the race, please do not enter if not sufficiently trained and prepared. There are limited number of aid stations, just one for the 20 mile!
AID STATIONS, CUT OFF TIMES AND MILES TO NEXT AID:
Overall cut off is 9 hours or 4:30pm at the finish line.
Start at Marble Mountain to Blue Lake Aid (mile 12): 12 miles, +3172 gain and -2614 ft in elevation loss from start to Blue Lake Aid. Cut off at Blue Lake Aid is 1pm.
Blue Lake Aid (mile 12) to Finish (mile 20): 8 miles to finish with +993 ft of elevation gain and -1564 ft elevation loss from Blue Lake Aid to the finish. No crew allowed at Blue Lake Aid.
Finish, Mile 20, Cut off at 4:30pm. Runners have up to 9 hrs to complete the route.
WHAT'S AT THE AID STATION? Please note there is only 1 aid station. There will also be a post race meal at the finish line for all runners and their families. Aid stations are stocked with ultra distance food like sandwiches, wraps, fruit, soda, snacks, gels, electrolyte caps, candy, electrolyte drink and water.
BLUE LAKE AID: This station will be well stocked and carry a variety of food. We will have fruit, sandwiches and wraps, chips, dips, a variety of snacks and candy. Aid will have gels, electrolyte drink, electrolyte pills, medical kits. For drinks we will have water, soda, juice, and Tailwind Nutrition. Ice will also be available at Blue Lake aid station. We will have vegetarian and vegan options. Blue Lake Aid includes medical personnel and HAM radio operators. Medical volunteers are on site to assist with minor medical issues. Post race food will be provided at the finish line for all participants.
MAP OF THE COURSE: https://caltopo.com/m/USBC