Backcountry Rise Trail Run
50KSeptember 9th 07:00 AM 7,500 Ft. Elevation Gain
20MSeptember 9th 09:00 AM 4,800 Ft. Elevation Gain
13.1MSeptember 10th 09:00 AM 2,800 Ft. Elevation Gain
Welcome to the majestic Mt. Margaret Backcountry, rising from the ashes of the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens! With its sapphire lakes, rugged, toothy peaks, and wildflower-blanketed slopes, the Mt. Margaret Backcountry provides an unforgettably unique and stunning trail race experience. The power and resilience of Mother Nature is truly on full display here in the backcountry.
The Backcountry Rise Trail Runs include three different challenging single-loop courses: a 50K, 20 mile and a half-marathon. All three race distances start and finish at the spectacular Mt. St. Helens Science & Learning Center, perched on the slopes above Coldwater Lake. Each race offers stunning ridgeline views of the surrounding Cascade volcanoes of Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood. Course highlights also include several serene mountain lakes, rushing creeks and abundant wildlife including resident mountain goats, elk, deer, cougar and many more.
Map InfoCo-ordinates: 46.297632441423374, -122.26688345710443
Co-ordinates: 46.297615420631594, -122.26683309967041
Co-ordinates: 46.29755611910393, -122.26679018432617
Race ReportsBackcountry Rise Trail Run