COVID-19 UPDATE (2021 race update)

If you were already registered for the 2020 race you should've received an email in January inviting you to sign up for 2021 for free.  If you didn't get that email please check your spam box.  If not then reach out to the Race Director ASAP!  In order to run this year you will have to re-register.
If you were not registered for the 2020 event, registration opens to everyone at midnight, February 1st.
2021 race update:
Everything appears to be on track for the 2021 edition of the Badger Mountain Challenge. So far we have received positive feedback regarding all of our permits. 
Our aid stations will definitely be "hands-off" and food selections will be quite limited so plan accordingly.
We will also be starting each race in waves and there will not be a post-race party at the finish line, as in years past. 
Masks will be required at the starting line and at the aid stations. Crews will not be allowed at aid stations - Sorry but we have to limit the number of people and protect our volunteers.
More info will be shared as soon as we know.
As always, thank you for choosing our local, home-grown race. This race is 100% volunteer and is a true labor of love.  Having you join us means a lot.
Fingers crossed 2021 is better for everyone.
Stay healthy and keep training!
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. 
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 businesses. Without their help Badger wouldn't be as special as it is.
McCurley Integrity Subaru - Pasco
Runners Soul, 5020 W. Clearwater, Kennewick
REI - Kennewick
Northwest Paddleboarding - Richland
Ethos Bakery - Richland
Kennewick Irrigation District.
Costa Vida Restaurants
Royal Roofing - Pasco 
Explore More Northwest - Kennewick
Therapeutic Associates, Inc. 
Paradise Water - Kennewick
Watts Construction
Goose Ridge Winery - 16304 Dallas Rd., Richland.

www.utmbmontblanc.com

The 2021 edition of the BMC 55k, the 50 mile and 100 mile races will once again be UTMB qualifiers. They will be worth 2, 3 and 5 points respectively (The ITRA is the agency that determines the point value for every UTMB qualifying race. They have awarded 2 points for the 55K, 3 for the 50 mile and 5 
points for the 100 mile race).
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. 

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;  Jasonreathaford@gmail.com