2020 Bigfoot 73 Profile (will be updated soon)

Bigfoot 73 Information

Join us on a 73 mile exploration of the Cascade Mountains

of Washington State

​Friday, August 7-8, 2020

Registration opens Jan. 1, 2020 at 9am PST. Register here

The Bigfoot 73 begins at Marble Mountain Sno Park and runs around Mt. St. Helens and into the Mount Margaret Backcountry. The course showcases some of the most stunning views of the area including the desolation zone of Mt. St. Helens, hanging lakes, lava fields, long mountaintop ridge lines with stunning forest, mountain and lake views. You might even see a Bigfoot or two… it’s been known to happen in these parts.

The race has 5 aid stations (including the finish line), averaging approximately 14.6 miles between stations. Runners will be timed from
the start to the moment they cross the finish line. The race will be well marked and the aid stations well stocked, but it does require a certain amount of self sufficiency with one leg being 18.5 miles long. There are plenty of streams to get water from and trail runners will enjoy the solitude and beauty of a race course that is truly unique, non-repetitive and wild. Just like last year, the race will start AND finish at Marble Mountain Sno Park. Please see the Runner's Manual for the most up to date information. ​

WHEN: Friday, Aug 7, 2020 at 7am to 8am Aug 8 (26 hr cut off)

START LOCATION:  Marble Mountain Sno Park near Cougar, WA. GPS Coordinates (plug into google): 46.1303, -122.1713

RACE START: 7am on Aug 7 at Marble Mountain Sno Park

RACE CHECK-IN: Friday morning, August 7 from 5am-6:45am at Marble Mountain Sno Park. Participants may leave drop bags at this time. Runners may also check in race morning. GPS Coordinates (plug into google): 46.1303, -122.1713

START/FINISH LOCATION: Marble Mountain Sno-Park at Mount St. Helen’s National Monument, National Forest Development Road 83, Stevenson, WA 98648. GPS Coordinates (plug into google): 46.1303, -122.1713

DISTANCE: 73.3 miles. Remote race course in the Cascade Mountain Range of Washington State. 

AID STATIONS:Click here for detailed information


FEE: $185 until March 31. $205 until June 30. $225 after June 30. No day of race registration is available. Online reg closes July 25 and no registration is allowed after that.

RUNNER'S MANUAL: Please read the manual for all the info you need!

MAP OF THE ROUTE: Course has been modified for 2020 to make it easier to access aid stations and for crew and safety reasons, this means that the 100k is now 73 miles and participants will get to do even MORE of the Mt. Margaret Backcountry - we think the most stunning part of the 200 mile route!! See the Course here.

AWARDS: All finishers get a unique, artist made finisher award. All entrants get a pint glass and swag bag. 
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 and extremely challenging
100k race that requires runners to be fairly self sufficient and prepared for all weather including wind and rain. Aid stations average 14.6 miles apart. We will have fun and well stocked aid stations. We take food seriously and will offer a large variety of options at the full aid stations. THIS IS NOT A BEGINNER RACE! For beginner try our 20 mile race.

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)

3. Whistle

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