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) our aid stations are an average of 15 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.
WHEN: Friday, August 7, 2020 at 7:30am to Saturday, Aug 8 at 1:30am, 18 hour cut off
RACE CHECK IN: From 6am-7:15am at Marble Mountain Sno Park
START/FINISH LOCATION: Marble Mountain Sno-Park at Mount St. Helens 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
ACCOMMODATIONS/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 there are no hookups or electricity. You are also welcome to sleep in your vehicle. 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, Air BnB or another web program to find lodging. We aren't able to make specific recommendations, sorry.
DISTANCE: 43.5. Single loop course circumnavigating Mt. St. Helens in Washington State.
OVERALL CUT OFF: 18 hours
FEES: $95 until March 31. $105 until June 30. $115 thereafter. No day of race registration is available. Online reg closes July 25 and no registration is allowed after that.
ELEVATION GAIN: 9,019 ft
ELEVATION LOSS: 9,059 ft
RACE CHECK-IN: Friday, August 9 from 6am to 7:15am at Marble Mountain Sno Park.
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 and Windy Ridge Aid. No crew allowed at Blue Lake, sorry.
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 40mi 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 two!
MANDATORY GEAR, All participants are required to carry mandatory gear of the following items:
1. Jacket with hood
2. Emergency blanket (foil type including foil bivy is acceptable)
4. Long sleeve insulatory layer: long sleeve t-shirt or down jacket or long sleeve shirt or jacket of some kind in addition to the jacket with hood
5. 500 EXTRA calories: should be carried the entire race unless needed for emergency
AID STATIONS, CUT OFF TIMES AND MILES TO NEXT AID:
Overall cut off is 18 hours.
Blue Lake Aid will be full aid station providing real food and more! 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/food provided at the finish line for all participants.
Start at Marble Mountain to Blue Lake Aid: 12 miles, +3172 gain and -2614 ft in elevation loss to Blue Lake Aid. 5.5 hour cut off to Blue Lake (2.2 mph), 1pm on Aug 9.
Blue Lake Aid (mi 12) to Windy Ridge (mi 28.8). Miles from Blue Lake Aid to Windy Ridge: 16.8 and +3504 ft elevation gain and -2405 ft in elevation loss. Cut off at Windy Ridge is 7:15pm on Aug 9 (11.75hr cut off).
Windy Ridge (Mile 28.8) to Finish (mi 43.5). Miles from Windy Ridge to Finish: 14.7mi. +2243 ft elevation gain and -4040 ft of elevation loss to finish. Cut off is at 1:30am on August 10, that's 18 hours.
Finish, Mile 43.5, Cut off at 1:30am Saturday, Aug 10. Runners have up to 18 hrs to complete the route although most runners finish under 16 hours.
WHAT'S AT THE AID STATIONS? Please note there are only 2 aid stations! 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, soup (at night), 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, hot soup at night, a variety of snacks and candy. Aid will 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 Blue Lake aid station. We will have vegetarian options. NO CREW ALLOWED
WINDY RIDGE AID: This station will be 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. Aid will 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 Windy Ridge Aid Station. We will have vegetarian options. CREW ALLOWED.
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.