This rugged, remote and challenging 50K+ course is run entirely on single-track trails, circumnavigating Mt St Helens. All but 4.5 miles are run on the Loowit Trail. Racers travel over lava and pumice fields, cross rivers, run through the blast zone as well as through dense forest. In all, the course involves ~7400 ft of elevation gain and loss.
This race is part of the Northwest Mountain Trail Series.
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 cancellation policy for details.
You can pick up your bib and t-shirt at the start/finish line the morning of the race, starting at 5:30 am.
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. A parking permit is required, and included in racers’ entry fee. Spectators will need to purchase a permit.
Directions to the start/finish can be found here.
If you or if you know of someone who would be interested in volunteering on race day or helping with carrying water into the 4 aid stations a few days prior to the event, please contact us using this form
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.
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The 2015 Volcanic 50 is a part of the Trail Runner Trophy Series