Do you love a challenge? Do you think you’re tough enough to endure? If you answer yes to both questions, then the Badger Mountain Challenge 100-Mile Endurance Run is for you. It is also the qualifying race for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, so if you want to be part of such a prestigious race, make sure you’re present on the following dates.
Pre-race and Actual Race Day Activities
- Thursday, March 27, from 12-7PM – Packet pick-up at Runner’s Soul in Kennewick.
- Thursday, March 27, from 5-7PM – There will be a pre-race dinner; location, to be announced (so make sure you check their website regularly for updates). This is a wonderful opportunity to go over the course, meet fellow runners, ask questions, and just enjoy a good meal with the group. Dinner is free for runners, but if you were going to bring someone along, you would have to pay $7 for additional dinners.
- Friday, March 28 – Check-in time between 6-6:30AM at the Badger Mountain Trailhead Park gravel parking lot located at the corner of Queensgate Drive and White Bluffs Street. There will be a pre-race meeting from 6:30-6:-50AM while the race will start at 7AM. Race will continue through to Saturday, March 29.
The entry fee for the race is $135 for one entrant. The fee is inclusive of one goody bag with an assortment of swag from event sponsors, access to fully stocked aid stations, drop bag transport, a custom belt buckle for all finishers, a long-sleeve race shirt, one pre- and post race meal, and access to race photos. Special awards will be handed out 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. There are no placement awards given to those who run with a pacer. All finishers will receive a custom buckle.
There will be aid stations every 3-9 miles stocked with electrolyte drink, warm food, and all the goodies you'll need. There will also be a few specified aid stations where your drop bags may be transported for you.
Each runner is allowed to have one pacer at a time to help them complete the run. Pacers may enter the race through any one of the aid stations. There will be a 32-hour cut-off for the 100-mile race, which will end at 3PM on Saturday, March 29.
Again, you’re encouraged to check out their website for full race details, considering that the race trail won’t be an easy one. Here are other helpful links for participants:
- Chart with detailed information about each aid station
- Updated directions to crew-accessible aid stations
- Overall map to 100-mile course (more detailed maps will be provided as race day nears)
- Downloadable .gpx file for GPS users