2022 race lottery begins on August 26 at 9am PST until 12am
September 11, 2021.
All lottery applicants are required to read the Runner's Manual before signing up. The Runner's Manual has
all the information you will need to participate in the event. If you have a question, it will most likely be
2022 Lottery Info
We are taking new entries for the 2022 race, however much like 2021, many entries will be transfers. We can't be sure exactly how many spots are available until the lottery closes on Sept 11 and we begin going through applications. We will announce the 2022 entrants on Sept 28, 2021 Transfers will have their transfer credit automatically show up in their shopping cart. If it doesn't, please email Kristal at Kristal@destinationtrailrun.com BEFORE you register otherwise you will be charged when selected from the lottery
Lottery applicants will be charged the entry fee (or difference in transfer amount if a transfer) on September 28th automatically if they are chosen for the 2021 race. Transfers from 2020/2021 and volunteers will be given first priority in the lottery, then we will fill the remaining spots with new runners. Triple Crown entry opened separately in June and so those who didn't signup at that time for the Triple Crown but want to do it will need to take their chances in the lottery. The waitlist will be created from those who do not make it in through the lottery draw on Sept 28. Typically the waitlist is made public a couple days after participants are selected. Registration closes on Sept 11 so please register by that date in order to get a chance to run or get on the waitlist!
Date: 2022 Race is August 12-16 (Friday-Tuesday).
Race entry is a lottery open from Aug 26 to Sept 11, 2021 (for 2 weeks only). Entries announced and chosen on Sept 28.
Read the Runner's Manual! All the info you need to know is here. Manual will be updated by August 26, 2021 for the 2022 race.
Volunteering: We love our volunteers! Get some fun race swag while enjoying the Cascade Mountains and helping with this epic event. We need a lot of volunteers to make this event run smoothly. If you'd like to volunteer please email Volunteer@Destinationtrailrun.com. Please let us know what dates you are available, any special skills (medical, ability to run/sweep the course, cooking, etc) and any supplies (generators, canopy, coolers, etc) you are able to bring.
Location: The race starts at the famous Mt. St. Helens volcano in Southern Washington State in the USA. Runners then travel point to point to Mt. Adams and North to the small town of Randle, where they finish on the track. Closest towns are Randle, WA (race check in & finish line) and Cougar, WA (start of race).
Layout of Race: Non-stop, point to point 209.2 mile foot race.
Cut off is 107 hours, that's 4 days 11 hours!
Aid: Race has 14 full aid stations and 5 sleep stations with hot made to order food, pre-prepared food, drinks, water, medical, and much more! Most aid stations allow drop bags for runners to leave extra clothing and snacks. For more information on aid stations see our Runner's Manual.
Medical & Communications: Most aid stations will have medical personnel. The event uses HAM radio communication at aid stations and the finish line. All runners are tracked with mandatory GPS SPOT beacons. Your safety is our #1 concern.
More information: Runner's Manual, all 32+ pages of it can be found here: Runner's Manual
Fees: Registration is $1495 and is a lottery entry. Those who do not get in will be automatically added to the waitlist REGISTER HERE
How to Pay/Options: You will pay via Ultrasignup when you register, however you will only be charged if chosen in the lottery. To avoid ultrasignup fees (they are added at check out) you may pay via cashapp. To pay via cashapp email the Race Director at: email@example.com. Entrants who need a payment plan may contact the Race Director and request one. If using a payment plan please have it set up (email us) BEFORE registering.
Number of (new) Entrants: 100-150 new spots are available depending on number of transfers. We also reserve a certain number of spots in the event for people who are organizing aid stations, volunteers and for sponsors. If you are interested in organizing an aid station or sponsoring the event please email Volunteer@destinationtrailrun.com. We have limited space in the race.
Waitlist: Waitlist will be made up of those who entered the lottery but did not get into the race.
How do I qualify? There are no specific qualifications required other than you must be 18 or older at the time of the race. The Bigfoot 200 is a tough mountain race in a very remote location. We recommend that potential participants consider that this event is a graduate level race. We leave the decision as to whether a participant is "qualified" up to each individual. This is not a race for beginners!
Refunds: Once you are registered there are no full refunds. Please do not register if you do not agree with these policies. We ask that entrants do not ask for special treatment when it comes to refunds and transfers. To read the entire refund policy, please see pg 4-5 of the runner's manual. Please note that there is always a risk an event like this may be cancelled due to an "act of god" like forest fires, extreme snowpack or other extreme and uncontrollable and unexpected scenarios. In the case that the race is cancelled after refund/transfer periods are up, there may be no transfers or refunds due to the cost of organizing the event.
Swag/Awards: All entrants get a cool swag from the race and finishers who complete the course within the 107 hr time frame receive a handmade belt buckle made with resin containing plants from the course as well as a finisher print and a finisher glass or mug! Buckles will not be given to anyone who does not finish the race within the 107 hours. No exceptions.