Registration & Rules

Registration will open for the 2015 events on November 1st, 2014. Late registration starts March 6th - March 21st. Late registrants are not guaranteed a race shirt and the entry fee goes up $5-10 for all distances during late registration.

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  1. It is highly recommended for racers to leave each aid station with a container carrying at least 16oz’s of fluid.
  2. Race numbers must be worn on the front of the body and visible at all times. It may not be worn on back, hat or head.
  3. The clock does not stop for any reason until the race course officially closes 32 hours after the designated official start time.
  4. Racers, crew, and staff must not litter, mar, or pollute the landscape or environment. In fact, if you see litter please pick it up!  Leave no trace!
  5. It is important to know that some of the course is on private land and we only have permission to be on this land on race day. The racer must stay on the designated route or risk disqualification.
  6. 100 mile racers and crew members/pacers and 50 mile runners that may be out after sunset (7:15pm) are encouraged to wear reflective material facing in all four directions, as well as blinking LED lights facing front and rear, at night.  Remember, a portion of the 100 and 50 mile course is on roads.
  7. Headlamps are required for all runners taking the early start (6:00 AM), or for runners that will be on the course after sunset.  It's recommended that you carry at least two light sources in case one burns out or breaks.  The course flagging is reflective and does not work without a light source to reflect.  Sunrise is at 7:00 AM, and sunset is at 7:15 PM.
  8. Racers are responsible for both their own and their crew’s actions; crews are responsible for both their own and their racer’s actions.
  9. A crew member is defined as any individual who provides material support to a runner in the event. Crews may meet runners and assist them only at aid stations specifically designated for crew access, or in specific crewing areas defined below. Crews must wait to assist their runner at such an aid station until after the official check-in.
  10. Racers are not allowed to get in or take anything from a moving vehicle.
  11. Racers must make their presence known at all Aid Stations located along the route.
  12. If a racer withdraws, he/she or his/her crew must contact Race Headquarters or notify an Aid Station immediately. Name, reason for withdrawal, time of withdrawal, and miles completed must be stated. All racers and crew who drop are strongly encouraged to come to the finish line for both post-race events to greet and celebrate with their fellow racers and crew.  There is no shame in DNF-ing!
  13. 100 mile runners that drop down to the 50 mile race MUST inform the director and the aid station volunteers that they are stopping at 50 miles at the 50 mile A/S (Trailhead Park).  At that point they will receive a medal and an official 50 mile finish time.  If the runner proceeds beyond 50 miles and drops before finishing the 100 miler (DNF), he/she WILL NOT receive an official 50 mile finish time or a medal.
  14. 50 mile runners are not allowed to drop down to shorter distances.  If they quit before finishing they are considered a DNF.
  15. 50k runners are not allowed to drop down to the 15k.  If they quit before finishing they are considered a DNF.
  16. All Emergency Evacuation costs for participants or crews will be borne by that person or their heirs. The race organizers are in no way liable or responsible for emergency evacuation costs.
  17. The Race Director has the authority to overrule any rule or invent a new rule based on extreme or extenuating circumstances. The Race Director has ultimate authority in regards to all rules, their interpretation, and their enforcement. There is no “appeals committee” or “appeals process.”
  18. Follow ALL rules of the road while driving!  Watch out for other runners and cars!!!
Temperatures along the race course have ranged from 20 up to 75 degrees in the month of March, but the average temperatures range from 40's at night to 60's during the day. Please come prepared for ALL weather conditions.  Remember, it can rain or snow, and be very, VERY windy in the Columbia basin in spring!!  One of the unique "challenges" of the Badger Mountain Challenge is the weather.

We have these rules for your safety, the safety of the other runners and their crews, the safety of the public, AND our wonderful volunteers! These rules are the same for all racers. Please understand that failure to abide by any of these rules is grounds for disqualification.