COVID-19 update:
We all have our collective fingers (and toes) crossed that we'll be able to host our race in 2021, but as with everything it depends on what "phase" of reopening our county is in, and also if we can obtain all permits.
If Benton county is not in phase 4 then we'll have to start the individual races in small groups. Group size depends on which phase we're in (phase 3 allows for groups of less than 50). That may mean masks will be required, and our aid stations will almost certainly be "hands off".
In 2020 our race was ultimately cancelled because our permits were pulled. We have contacted the permitted agencies and that process is again underway.
Because of these unknowns we won't be opening registration until after the first of the year. We don't know exactly when yet but we will update Ultrasignup and the race webpage when we know. 
We usually open registration December 1 but because we still have all the entrants to roll over from last year and the certainty of even hosting is unknown, we'll be holding off opening back up until late winter. 
For now we have registration opening on Feb. 1, 2021.
If you registered for the 2020 race, you are automatically rolled over to 2021.
I'm reasonably sure we'll have a race, we just don't know exactly what it'll look like. Please be patient.
As always, thank you for choosing our race. It means a lot to us.
Fingers crossed 2021 is better for everyone.
Happy runnin, Jason

Welcome to the 2021 Badger Mountain Challenge, one of Southeastern Washington's only ultramarathons!  The next Badger Mountain Challenge will be held on March 26th and 27th, 2021. 
Registration will open later than usual, stay tuned.
Located in Richland, Washington, Badger Mountain is our favorite local mountain and it offers expansive views of the beautiful Columbia Basin. 
Property development continues to reduce our natural spaces 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 10th annual BMC focuses on these few remaining 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 offers 4 distances; the popular 15k, 55k, 50 miles and the ultimate challenge: 100 miles. Our 15k race now also has a ruck option. 
A HUGE "thank you" to our awesome sponsors! Please visit or patronize these great places. Without their help Badger wouldn't be as special as it is.
McCurley Integrity Subaru - Pasco
Runners Soul, 5020 W. Clearwater, Kennewick
REI - Kennewick
Kennewick Irrigation District.
Costa Vida Restaurants
Royal Roofing - Pasco 
Explore More Northwest - Kennewick
Therapeutic Associates, Inc. - Kennewick
Golds Gym - Richland & Kennewick
Paradise Water - Kennewick
Watts Construction
Goose Ridge Winery - 16304 Dallas Rd., Richland.
The 2021 edition of the BMC 55k, the 50 and 100 mile races will once again be UTMB qualifiers. They will be worth 2, 3 and 5 points respectively. The ITRA (the agency that determines the point value for every UTMB qualifying race) has reevaluated the system that it uses to apply UTMB points, and the Badger races have been changed from 3 (for the 55K), 4 (50 mile) and 6 points (100 mile) to 2, 3 and 5.

The Badger Mountain Challenge has a small-town feel but with all the support of a big race.  Even if you're not competitive you can hike the course while enjoying the people, local ridges and open spaces. All entrants can enjoy some free 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", which benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society).  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 or click on the volunteer link on Ultrasignup to fill out a form if you are interested in helping.  All volunteers will receive a volunteer shirt and a free entrance to a BMC 15km race in the future (or a reduced entry fee into one of the ultra-distance events).  There will be an all-volunteer meeting at 6:00 PM on Thursday night (the 25th). We will be handing out supplies and maps to the aid station captains at this meeting. Please come to this meeting!

This race is 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 (AKA: "SK Running Company") 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 also a USATF sanctioned event.

Contact Information: 
for questions, please contact the race director,
Jason Reathaford;