Welcome to the 2017 Badger Mountain Challenge, one of Southeastern Washington's only ultramarathons! Badger Mountain is the place where climbers, hikers, and runners all converge in the Tri-Cities, and our favorite local mountain offers expansive views of the beautiful Columbia Basin.  Property development continues to reduce the natural spaces that are close to town, so the Badger Mountain Preserve was established in 2005 to ensure that this community has open spaces and magnificent views for outdoor recreation.  The 7th annual BMC focuses on these open spaces that are close to our urban centers, while we still have access to them.
The BMC is once again hosted by the Nomad Trail Runners of Eastern Washington.

The next Badger Mountain Challenge will be held on March 24th and 25th, 2017. This event offers 4 distances; the popular 15k, our growing 50k (31 miles), 50 miles and the ultimate challenge: 100 miles.


The 2017 edition of the BMC 50k, the 50 and 100 mile races are all also UTMB qualifiers!




And once again the BMC is part of Trail Runner Magazines Trophy Series! 


The Badger Mountain Challenge is a great opportunity to be involved in a race that has a small-town feel but with all the support of a big race.  This will be a fun day for all.  Even for those who aren't competitive and would just like to hike the course while enjoying the local ridges and open spaces. All entrants can enjoy some post race food and our vendor expo after the race.

Proceeds from the BMC will go to the following great organizations: Friends of Badger Mountain, Washington Trails Association (WTA), Girls on the Run, and Team in Training ("TNT").  The Badger Mountain Challenge is also offering a scholarship to any eligible high school or college student.  Please visit the "Scholarship" tab above!

We need lots of volunteers to make this race a success, so please visit the volunteer tab and click on the volunteer link to Ultrasignup to fill out a form if you are interested in helping. All volunteers will receive a shirt with the race logo on it and a free entrance to a BMC 15km race in the future. There will be an all-volunteer meeting at 7:00 PM on Thursday night (the 23rd). We will be handing out supplies and maps to the aid station captains at this meeting. Please come to this meeting!

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 be a sponsor for the event please click on the "Sponsors" tab above. 

A very special thanks goes out to Scott Conrad at Runners Soul for his help and support!

Please check the FAQ page regularly, as changes, news and important information will be added there!

Train harder. Go further.

The Badger Mtn Challenge is a USATF sanctioned event.

Contact Information: 
for questions, please contact the race director,
Jason Reathaford;  Jasonreathaford@gmail.com