Volcanic 50 is a rugged, remote, and challenging 50K+ course run entirely on single-track trails, circumnavigating Mt St Helens. 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 7400 ft of elevation gain and 7400 ft of loss. It’s tough, but so are you!
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.
You can pick up your bib and shirt at the start/finish line the morning of the race, starting at 5:30 am. You will need to show your required gear prior to getting your bib.
No NW Forest Pass is needed for Marble Mountain Sno Park.
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.
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.
We do have a few rules that apply to all Go Beyond Racing races. Be sure you are familiar with them.
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.
Volcanic 50 provides 3 points in 2018 toward every race of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®.
This race is granted by a Special Use Permit through the Forest Service and Mt St Helen’s National Volcanic Monument. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.