COVID-19 UPDATE (2021 race update)

We have received positive feedback regarding our state and federal permits! Everything appears to be on track for the 2021 edition of the Badger Mountain Challenge.
For those of you that were already entered in the 2020 event, you will have to re-register for 2021 when registration opens (registration is set to open February 1st). You will, of course, NOT have to pay again.
If you were not entered for the 2020 race you will also have a chance to register for our 2021 race.
Race dates are set for March 26-27, 2021.
We usually open registration December 1st but because of the uncertainties we'll be holding off opening registration until February 1st.
As stated prior, I'm quite sure we'll have a race in 2021 but we don't yet know what it will look like, plus we are sill navigating the permitting process. Our aid stations will most definitely be "hands-off" and food selections will be quite limited. Plus we may be starting in waves nd there will likely not be a post-race expo as in years past. And, masks will be required at the start and at the aid stations.
Sadly, I won't be able to hug or high-five you at the finish.
More info will be shared ASAP.
As always, thank you for choosing our local, home-grown race. This race is a true labor of love and having you join us means a lot.
Fingers crossed 2021 is better for everyone.
Stay healthy and keep training!
thanks, 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 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. 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;