“Somebody ought to tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit every minute of every day. Do it, I say, whatever you want to do, do it now.” — Michael Landon
**New for 2017: 50 miler on Orcas Island**
Some of the most challenging races in the Pacific Northwest
Fun and challenging trail races from half to full marathon to 50 mile distance.
We're talking the real deal, single track goodness with stunning
mountain, forest, and water views. Races are short enough for
beginners, tough enough for elites. Earn points in each race to
compete overall and in your age group. Winners receive unique
awards. All finishers receive medals. Free Kid's races at all the
2017 Bellingham Trail Race Series Calendar
Registration opens Nov. 5 at 9am PST.
Sept. 8-12, 2017 (Friday-Tuesday)
**Race is sold out for 2017. Join the waitlist here**
Full circumnavigation of Lake Tahoe using mostly the iconic Tahoe
Rim Trail, rated as one of the top trails in the world! The first ever 200 mile
single loop mountain race in the United States, the Tahoe 200
circumnavigates the sparkling, clear blue waters of Lake Tahoe from the
Tahoe Rim Trail and the Crystal Basin. The route occasionally detours off
the TRT to explore aspen meadows, rock gardens of giants, small impossibly
blue lakes, thick canopied forests, and long ridge lines with stunning views.
The course is nothing less than magical.
Cougar, WA to Randle, WA
Register Here Registration open, limited spots available
Friday, August 11 - Tuesday, August 15, 2017
The Bigfoot 200 is inspired by the wild Cascade Mountains and is the first point
to point 200 mile trail race in the United States. The course traverses some of
the most stunning, wild, and scenic trails in the Cascade Mountain range of
Washington State. The race starts at Mt. St. Helens running through the
desolation zone of this active volcano, over long ridge lines, high cliffs, bagging
peaks, with views of some of the biggest volcanoes in Washington State:
Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, and Oregon's Mt. Hood. The route is 205.8 miles with
more than 50,000 feet of ascent and over 96,000 feet of elevation change.
You won't find a more challenging 200mi race in the USA if you're looking
for big ascents, technical trails and remote terrain.
Bigfoot 100k & 40 Miler
Marble Mountain Sno-Park
Saturday & Sunday July 22-23, 2017 (33hr cut off for 100k)
The Bigfoot 100k is a point to point traverse of some of the most stunning, wild,
and scenic trails in the Cascade Mountain Range of Washington State. The
race begins at Norway Pass and ends at the volcanic and otherworldly Mount
St. Helens, traversing through the mountain's desolation zone. The race has
almost 12,590 feet of climbing and over 26,000 feet of elevation change!
Cle Elum, WA, Cascade Mountains
Sat, Sept. 23, 2017
Registration opens in March 1st, 2017
Washington's 2nd oldest & classic 50k! Stunning ridge line views on a tough
and mountainous course. Great post race party! Medals
for all finishers. Race is in its 22nd year!
Moab, Utah. Abajo & La Sal Mountains
Friday October 13 - Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
Registration: pending permits, may open in February
We get the feeling this race is going to be really popular. The Moab 200
is a 234 mile footrace through the Utah desert, canyons, slick rock, two
mountain ranges surrounded by Canyonlands and Arches National Parks.
SOME SAY 200 IS THE NEW 100, WE SAY 234 IS. . .
More information here: Moab200.com
The most popular Bellingham trail marathon in November!
Sat, Nov. 4, 2017
The BTM is a stunning mix of trail running in Bellingham with lots of tough climbs on single
track trails as well as fast interurban trails and a short road section. With over 5,000 feet of
climbing, it is one of the toughest marathons in Washington! The race connects two of the most
popular trail systems, Lake Padden and Chuckanut Mountain. Runners will enjoy lake and
forest views of the city of Bellingham, the Cascade Mountain range, and Bellingham Bay from
the Chuckanut Ridge. All finishers get a custom made medal and catered post race meal.
Photos on this page by Glenn Tachiyama, Ross Comer, Scott Rokis, Ray Sena and Howie Stern