-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.
Registration opens Jan. 1, 2018 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, 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 10, 2018 at 8am to Saturday, Aug 11 at 2am, 18 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 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: 40.1 Miles. Single loop course circumnavigating Mt. St. Helens in Washington State.
OVERALL CUT OFF: 18 hours
FEES: $95 until March 31. $115 until July 31. $135 thereafter. Day of race registration is only available if the race doesn't sell out in advance. Please bring cash or check.
ELEVATION GAIN: 8,602 ft
ELEVATION LOSS: 8,642 ft
RACE CHECK-IN: Friday, August 10 from 6am to 7:45am 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 blue lake aid station only.
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!
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 hot 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 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).
Blue Lake Aid (mi 12) to Oasis Aid (mi 25.7). Miles from Blue Lake Aid to Oasis Aid: 13.7 and +3458 elevation gain and -2134 ft in elevation loss. Cut off at Oasis is 7:45pm on Aug 10 (11.75hr cut off).
Oasis Aid (HIKE IN, minimal aid at mile 25.7) to Finish (mi 40.1). Miles from Oasis to Finish: 14.4mi. +1972 elevation gain and -3894 ft of elevation loss to finish. Cut off is at 2am on August 11, that's 18 hours.
Finish, Mile 40.1, Cut off at 2am Sunday, Aug 11. 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.
OASIS AID, HIKE IN: More minimal food choices as this station is a hike in station. We will have water, gels, bars, candy, and limited fruit. Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches. No hot food. Tailwind will be available to add to your water here.
MAP OF THE COURSE: http://caltopo.com/m/0CNA