Running on a Live Volcano!
This rugged, remote and challenging 50K+ course is run entirely on single-track trails, circumnavigating Mt St Helens. All but 4.5 miles are run on the Loowit Trail. Racers travel over lava and pumice fields, cross rivers, run through the blast zone as well as through dense forest. In all, the course involves ~7400 ft of elevation gain and loss. You can expect a finish time more like that of a 50-miler than a 50K.
The 25K is a great way to race on the volcano and experience all that it has to offer, without having to run all the way around it. The course includes the Loowit trail, some boulder fields, a fun cushy downhill, a debris flow, and woodsy trails. The race involves 3,200 feet of gain and loss.
New for 2021, this is a two-day event:
50K is Saturday, August 7, 2021
25K is Sunday, August 8, 2021
For the 50K: Due to the remote, mountain environment and challenging aspect of this course, it is required to have completed at least one 50K prior to race day or to have run the Volcanic 25K in a prior year.
The 25K does not have any pre-requisites.
50K Mandatory Race Gear
Ability to carry at least 40 oz of water
Light-weight, water-resistant jacket
If you need to cancel your registration and it’s more than 30 days prior to the race, you will receive a 50% credit toward a future Go Beyond Racing race. This credit is equal to half the value of the race you registered for and can be applied to any of our races that aren’t already sold out. You can use this credit within 365 days of it being issued. There is no transferring of this credit. If your cancellation is 30 days or less from race day, there is no credit, no refund, or no transfer. You can read our entire cancellation policy here:
Go Beyond Racing
This event is produced by Go Beyond Racing. We put on over three dozen trail races a year. You can count on every Go Beyond race to:
Local time: 3:32 AM
- Be highly organized with racer safety and satisfaction as top priorities
- Donate to a worthy beneficiary for each race
- Have well-stocked aid stations and the friendliest, most supportive volunteers
- Challenge and reward each participant
- Put more time, money, and energy than most to reduce, reuse, recycle, and lessen the environmental impact of our events
We look forward to sending you off on the trails and welcoming you across the finish line!