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Volcanic 50km | 25km

August 3 @ 5:30 am - 5:00 pm PDT

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 5:30 am on day first of August, repeating until August 6, 2022

Race on an active volcano!

Volcanic is a rugged, remote, and challenging 50K+ and a new 25K on Mt. St. Helens in Washington state. The 50K course runs entirely on single-track trails, circumnavigating the entire mountain. All but 4.5 miles are run on the Loowit Trail. Racers scramble over boulder fields, cross rivers, run through the blast zone, as well as through dense forest – all with ever-changing views of the volcano. The course is 32 miles and feels more like a 50-miler. In all, this Mt. St. Helens race has approximately 7,400 feet of elevation gain and 7,400 feet of loss. It’s tough, but so are you!

The brand new 25K gives runners a real Mt. St. Helens experience without having to run all the way around the volcano. This course includes some of the iconic features of the longer race – boulder fields, the Loowit trail, jaw-dropping views of the mountain and the surrounding Cascades, and lush forests. There’s 3,200 feet of gain and loss.

Both races start and finish at the Marble Mountain Sno Park.

For the 50K only. Due to the remote, mountain environment and challenging aspect of this course, it is required to have completed at least a 50K race prior to race day. You will enter a link to your previous 50K result during the registration process.

Please note that there are no transfers to other runners. If you need to cancel your registration and it’s more than 30 days prior to the race, you will receive a 50% credit toward a future Go Beyond Racing race. If your cancellation is 30 days or less from race day, there is no credit, no refund, or no transfer. See our full cancellation policy for details.

Date/Time
Saturday
50K Start: 7:00 a.m.
25K Start: 8:30 a.m.
Bib Pick-up
You will pick up your bib at the start/finish line the morning of the race

The 50K pick up is from 5:30 – 6:30 a.m. You will need to show your required gear prior to getting your bib.

25K pick up is from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

For the 50K only. Due to the remote, mountain environment and challenging aspect of this course, it is required to have completed at least a 50K race prior to race day. You will enter a link to your previous 50K result during the registration process.

Please note that there are no transfers to other runners. If you need to cancel your registration and it’s more than 30 days prior to the race, you will receive a 50% credit toward a future Go Beyond Racing race. If your cancellation is 30 days or less from race day, there is no credit, no refund, or no transfer. See our full cancellation policy for details.

Post-Race Festivities & Awards
There is Red Duck pulled pork & veggie burgers for all runners and volunteers at the finish. Families can purchase food too. We hope you will stay and enjoy the fun.
The top 3 male/female finishers will receive some very nice products from our sponsors.
Finishers will receive some very nice stuff. There will also be many random prizes that will be given away at the post-race festivities by our great sponsors.

Travel Time
Allow 2 hours from Portland and 4 hours from Seattle to get to the start/finish at the Marble Mountain Sno Park in the Mt St Helens National Volcanic Monument.

From I-5:
Take Exit 21 – Woodland/Cougar
Go east on Highway 503 South (which turns into 503 Spur) for 28.5 miles to the town of Cougar.
Travel 6.6 miles from Cougar and turn left onto Road 83 – towards Lava Canyon/Ape Caves/Climbers Bivouac.
Travel an additional 3 miles and continue straight on 83 — passing the turn off to Climbers Bivouac.
Travel an additional 3 miles to the Marble Mountain Sno Park
Mt St Helens Volcanic Monument Area Map

Parking & Accommodations
No NW Forest Pass is needed for Marble Mountain Sno Park.
Racers can park in the upper and lower lots at Marble Mtn Sno Park. Please park tightly so we can fit as many vehicles as needed. Head-in parking only. There is not room for motor homes. Trailers are ok in the lower lot but it can get tight.
Camping at the start/finish – The Monument is allowing participants to car-camp the night (Friday) before the race. You can sleep in your vehicle or put a tent on the pavement IN FRONT of your vehicle (not beside, there isn’t enough room for that).
City of Cougar (about 30 minutes from start/finish and nearest place for buying last minute items)
Lone Fir Resort
City of Woodland (about 1 hr 15 mins from start/finish)
Wonderland Expeditions rents fully-outfitted 4×4 trucks and SUVs with pop-up campers and rooftop tents

Volunteers
If you or if you know of someone who would be interested in volunteering for this Mt. St. Helens race, please sign up by clicking the green Volunteer button here.

Community
We’re all over social media and we share unique information on each channel. Connect and get involved:
Volcanic 50 on Facebook.
Go Beyond Racing on Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

Rules
In addition to the rules specific to this race, we do have a few rules that apply to all Go Beyond Racing races. Be sure you are familiar with them.

Training
Need help getting ready for this Mt St Helens race? Talk to our friends at Wy’east Wolfpack. They provide excellent coaching and training services.

UTMB Qualifier
Volcanic 50 provides 3 points in 2019 toward every race of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®.

Details

Date:
August 3
Time:
5:30 am - 5:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://gobeyondracing.com/races/volcanic-50/

Venue

Marble Mountain Sno Park
NF-83
Cougar, WA 98616 United States
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