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.

Check out videos of the course HERE and HERE

Race Fee:  
Entry: $115 (includes a NW Forest Service parking pass)
Patagonia technical race shirt: $30

Date of Race:  Saturday, September 6, 2014

Start Time/Location: 7 a.m. at Marble Mountain Sno-Park

PLEASE NOTE: No transfers to other runners or to the following year. Registration can be cancelled for a 100% refund prior to January 1, 2014, a 50% refund prior to March 1, 2014.  No refunds are permitted on or after March 1, 2014.

Registration:  Register for the wait list here  Registration closes at 6pm on August 21.

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Packet Pick-up:
You can pick up your bib and t-shirt at the start/finish line the morning of the race, starting at 5:30 am.

Post-Race Festivities and Awards:
There will be a BBQ for all participants, families and volunteers.  We hope you will stay and enjoy the fun.

The top 3 male/female finishers will receive some very nice products from a few of our sponsors. The male/female winners will also receive free entrance into next year’s race.

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 to start/finish:
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 HERE

Mt St Helens Volcanic Monument Area Map


  • Camping at start/finish – The Monument has allowed participants to car-camp the night (Friday) before the race.
  • City of Cougar (about 30 minutes from start/finish and nearest place for buying last minute items)
    City of Woodland (about 1 hr 15 mins from start/finish)

If you or if you know of someone who would be interested in volunteering, please contact us at

Photos & Media:
Paul Nelson Photography & Glen Failla
The Columbian Newspaper
Ultrarunning Magazine

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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