Badger Mountain Challenge 100M/50M

Badger Mountain Challenge 100M/50M

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 7:00am

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Welcome to the 2019 Badger Mountain Challenge, one of Southeastern Washington's only ultramarathons!  The next Badger Mountain Challenge will be held on March 29th and 30th, 2019.
Registration opens November 1st, 2018.
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 9th 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 29th and 30th, 2019. This event offers 4 distances; the popular 15k, 50k (31 miles), 50 miles and the ultimate challenge: 100 miles.

Course Information:
100 miler :
 The course consists of footpaths, multi-use trails, rocky and rolling jeep trails, dirt roads, and short stretches of pavement on and around Badger and Candy Mountains, and then heads out to the scenic Horse Heaven Hills.
The 100 mile course is the same as the 50 mile course but done twice, and the 50-milers start at the same time as you. 
The route has some rough jeep roads and also some nice single track trail, and also some steep, challenging climbs. There are a few short paved road sections but good aid station (A/S) and crew access.  The entire 100 mile course has approximately 15 total miles of pavement, but the rest is on dirt or rock. There are several steep 800'-1000' climbs with the lowest elevation around 500' and the highest at 2000'. This region is unique in that there are very few native trees so a person can see for miles in all directions, but that also means that it can also be very windy on the ridges. Several sustained climbs make the cumulative elevation gain near 6,500' per loop, or 13,000' for the 100 miler (since it's a loop course there's also 13,000' of elevation loss for a total of 26,000' of elevation change). The course will be well marked with flagging and reflective tape at night.

50 Miler:
The Trail: The course consists of  footpaths, multi-use trails, dirt roads, and short stretches of pavement on and around Badger and Candy Mountains, and then continues on to the scenic Horse Heaven Hills.
The 50 mile race starts at the same time as the 100 mile race and both are run concurrently.  The 100 milers continue on for a second time.  The route has some rough jeep roads and also some nice single track trail, and also some steep, challenging climbs. There are a few short paved road sections but good aid station (A/S) and crew access.  The entire 50 mile course has approximately 7.5 miles of pavement but the rest is on dirt and rock. There are several steep 800'-1000' climbs with the lowest elevation around 500' and the highest at 2000'. Several sustained climbs make the cumulative elevation gain near 6,500' per loop (since it's an out & back course there's also 6,500' of elevation loss for a total of 13,000' of elevation change). This region is unique in that there are very few native trees so a person can see for miles in all directions, but that means that it can also be very windy on the ridges. The course will be well marked with flagging and reflective tape at night.

Click Here For 50 Miler Course Map

Awards:
100 miler :
Special awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female finishers and a custom belt buckle for all sub 24 hour finishers to help signify their hard work, athleticism, and ability to endure. There is a custom 5 year buckle for those who are up for the challenge.  All finishers will receive a custom 100-mile belt buckle.

50 Miler:
Special awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female finishers to help signify their hard work, athleticism, and ability to endure.  All finishers will receive a 50 mile finishers medal.
RULE CLARIFICATION: 100-mile runners that drop down to the 50-mile distance ARE eligible for podium finishes.  If you are running in the top 3 in the 50-mile race and a 100-mile runner passes you and then drops down to the 50-mile race at the start/finish they could potentially take your podium finish from you.

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