Richland’s Badger Mountain Challenge 50k Ultra MarathonDo you think the 15k trail is too easy? Well, here is where the challenge begins. Go up against some of the more experienced runners on March 29 for the Badger Mountain Challenge 50k Ultra Marathon, which is sponsored by Subaru, Confidence in Motion. Check-in time is between 6-6:45AM and actual marathon start at 7:00AM. However, you have the option to go for an early start, which is at 6:00AM.

Entry Fee
Entrant’s fee for the 50k Ultra Marathon is $45 for trail race only or $63 for race and technical fabric race shirt. The fee also includes one goody bag with an assortment of schwag from event sponsors, chip timing, access to fully stocked aid stations, drop bag transport, post race meal, access to race photos, and a commemorative finisher’s medal. Race packets may be picked up at Runner's Soul in Kennewick on Friday, March 28 from 12PM-7PM.

The racecourse will consist of footpaths, multi-use trails, dirt roads, and short stretches of pavement on and around Badger Mountain. Typically, the course will be an out and back with rough jeep track and nice single track surfaces.

There will also be several steep climbs, as high as 600'-900', with an elevation low around 550' and a high of 1500'. There will be very few native trees, so participants can see for miles in all directions. In addition, please note that it can be very windy on the ridges. A few sustained climbs make the cumulative elevation gain near 6,000'. There will be aid stations every 3-5 miles stocked with electrolyte drink and all the goodies you'll need.

Given the complex course, it is highly recommended that only those who have completed a marathon and have had proper training join the 50k Ultra Marathon. Otherwise, you’re going to have a hard time completing the race.

Cut-off and Awards
For the 50k distance, there will be a 9-hour cut-off since the course will not be easy. Special awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd male and female finishers. Nevertheless, all finishers will receive a commemorative medal as token of appreciation for their hard work.

For more details, you may contact Brandon Lott by sending an e-mail to

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