The Blanchard Beast2019-09-20T03:21:14+00:00

Project Description

The Blanchard Beast Trail Race

The Blanchard Beast Trail Race

Saturday, October 19, 2019 – 9 AM

Registration for the 2019 Blanchard Beast is now sold out.  A waitlist has been started for those still interested in participating (about 40 made it off the waitlist in 2018).

Race Description

The Blanchard Beast is a GBRC trail race that is approximately 10 miles long. The race takes place on the trails of the Blanchard State Forest due South of Bellingham and offers an exciting, wooded run with over 2,000 feet of elevation gain. This race offers something in-between a 10K and a half marathon for those who are interested in pushing their max distances or as a training run for something bigger.


Race registration will be available June 1st and open until October 17th at 11:59 PM.

Cost $30 for non-GBRC members who pre-register online, $40 on day of race.
FREE for GBRC members.
Max Runners Due to permit restrictions the race is limited to 200 participants.
Registration Waitlist


The 2019 Blanchard Beast is sold out! A waitlist has been started for those still interested.

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Race Results

The Race Course

The course is approximately 10 miles in length. The race begins and ends at the Blanchard Forest Lower Trailhead. The course has four major sections including two large climbs.

  • Distance:   10 miles (approximately)
  • Elevation Gain:   2075 Feet
  • Cutoff Time:   4 Hours
  • Note About Footwear:   Trail shoes or shoes with aggressive tread are highly recommended. Due to the nature of the course, spikes are not recommended.
  • Baby Joggers and Pets:   Baby joggers and pets are not allowed on the course.

Note: The overall distance of the course may not be exact; it was determined based on multiple GPS datasets and maps

Aid Stations

There are two aid stations along the course that will have water, electrolytes, and food available.

  • Aid Station 1:   4.5 KM / 2.8 MI
  • Aid Station 2:   9.4 KM / 5.8 MI
3.4mi 1385' 1.9mi 971' 1.9mi 361' 1.4mi 587'

Awards & Results

All awards will be given immediately at the conclusion of the race. Results will be posted here as soon as possible.

  • A Brooks running outfit will be provided by Fairhaven Runners to both the top male and female.
  • Awards will be given to the top three males and top three females.
  • Awards will be given to the top runner of each age group.


Sponsorship & Volunteering

If you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering to help with the Blanchard Beast Trail Race, please contact Michael Brisbois (GBRC Sponsorship Coordinator) or Tim Schafermeyer (Race Director).


Tim Schafermeyer – Race Director
Andrew Murray