Our 2021 race
2021 race update:
We have received positive feedback regarding our state and federal permits! Everything appears to be on track for the 2021 edition of the Badger Mountain Challenge.
For those of you that were already entered in the 2020 event, you will have to re-register for 2021 when registration opens (registration is set to open on February 1st). You will, of course, NOT have to pay again.
If you were not entered for the 2020 race, you will also have a chance to register for our 2021 race.
Race dates are set for March 26-27, 2021.
We usually open registration December 1st but because of the uncertainties we'll be holding off opening registration until Feb. 1.
As stated prior, I'm quite sure we'll have a race in 2021 but we don't yet know what it will look like, plus we are still navigating the permitting process. Our aid stations will most definitely be "hands-off" and food selections will be quite limited. Plus we may be starting in waves and there will likely not be a post-race expo as in years past. And, masks will be required at the start and at the aid stations. Sadly, I won't be able to hug or high-five you at the finish.
More info will be shared ASAP.
As always, thank you for choosing our local, home-grown race. This race is a true labor of love and having you join us means a lot.
Fingers crossed 2021 is better for everyone.
Stay healthy and keep training!
Welcome to the Badger Mountain Challenge, one of Southeastern Washington's only ultramarathons. Badger Mountain in Richland, Washington is the most popular hiking and trail running area for the Tri-Cities, and offers expansive views of the beautiful Columbia Basin. The Badger Mountain Preserve was established in 2005 to ensure that this community will always have open spaces for outdoor recreation.
The 10th annual Badger Mountain Challenge will be held on May 26 and 27, 2021.
This run offers four distances; 15k, 55k, 50 miles and 100 miles. The 100 and 50 mile races start on Friday the 26th, and the 55k and 15k start on Saturday the 27th.
This a great opportunity to be involved in a race that has a small town feel with all the support of a big race.
This will be a fun day for all, even those who aren't competitive and would just like to run or hike the course while enjoying the local ridges, awesome views and open spaces. All entrants can enjoy some post race food after the race.
We will also need volunteers in order for this race to be a success, so please volunteer if you are interested in helping! All volunteers will receive a free shirt with the race logo on it and a free entrance to a BMC 15km race in the future, or a discounted fee for the other longer distances.
Please be sure to provide an accurate email address while registering, as important email updates will be sent to the entrants as the race draws near. Remember to check your spam folder too, as batch emails often land there.
This is also a great opportunity to show your support for the health and fitness of our local community. To get more information on how you can get more involved and be a sponsor contact the race director!
Our 2021 race will now have a 15K ruck division too. Signing up in the ruck category means you will need to carry a backpack or rucksack that weighs between 20 and 30 lbs (not counting water or food used in race). No weight vests allowed. All ruck division finishers will get a custom Badger rucking patch!
The 50 and 100 Mile races will start on Friday @ 7am
Local time: 1:29 AM
The 55km will start on Saturday @ 7am
The 15km will start on Saturday @ 8am