Welcome to the 2018 Badger Mountain Challenge, one of Southeastern Washington's only ultramarathons! The next Badger Mountain Challenge will be held on March 30th and 31st, 2018.
Registration opens November 1st, 2017.
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 8th 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 will be held on March 30th and 31st, 2018. This event offers 4 distances; the popular 15k, 50k (31 miles), 50 miles and the ultimate challenge: 100 miles.
The 2018 edition of the BMC 50k, the 50 and 100 mile races will also be UTMB qualifiers! They are worth 3, 4 and 6 points respectively.
And once again the BMC
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. 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 6:30 PM on Thursday night (the 29th). 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 (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.
for questions, please contact the race director,
Jason Reathaford; Jasonreathaford@gmail.com