Welcome to the 2020 Badger Mountain Challenge, one of Southeastern Washington's only ultramarathons!  The next Badger Mountain Challenge will be held on March 27th and 28th, 2020. 
Registration opens December 1st, 2019.
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.

A HUGE "thank you" to our awesome 2019 sponsors! Please visit these great places. Without their help Badger wouldn't be as special as it is.
McCurley Subaru - Pasco
Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy - Richland
Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy - West Kennewick
REI - Kennewick
Runners Soul - 5020 W. Clearwater, Kennewick
Golds Gym - Duportail St., Richland
Royal Roofing - Pasco, Wa
Greenies - 701 George Wash Way, Richland
Paradise Water - Kennewick 
Watts Construction - Kennewick
Explore More Northwest - Kennewick 
Goose Ridge Winery - Jacobs Rd., Richland
Broadmoor RV - Pasco, Wa
Costa Vida - Tri Cities
Ethos Bakery - Richland 
Pure Yoga - Richland

The 2020 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 26th). 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