The Blanchard Beast Trail Race

Thursday, October 1, 2020 – Virtual

The Blanchard Beast Trail Race

The Blanchard Beast Trail Race

Virtual – October, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will unfortunately not be hosting an in-person race this year.  We will be offering a virtual option for those interested.  Further details will be posted soon.

The 2020 Blanchard Beast is going virtual! While we are bummed that an in-person event is not possible we are still hoping to find a way to bring the community together.  Join us to participate in some fun and friendly competition.


The 2020 Blanchard Beast is going virtual! Registration is now open.

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Race Results

How Will the Virtual Race Work?

  • Runners will have the entire month of October to complete the course and can attempt it as many times as they want
  • All participants must run on the race course at Blanchard and time themselves
  • A Strava track or GPS file (ex. GPX) will be required to be eligible for time-based awards
  • A leaderboard will be accessible throughout October (update frequency to be determined)

Awards & Prizes

Time-based awards for those providing GPS tracks:

  • The fastest overall male and female times

  • The fastest male and female climbers (see course map below as indicated by an up arrow)
  • The fastest male and female downhill (see course map below as indicated by a down arrow)

  • “Masochist Award” – Runner who runs the course the most times throughout October

All participants will be eligible for a few other awards/prizes:
  • Random raffle prizes

  • On course visual scavenger hunt (more details to come soon)

  • Photo contest (must be shot on course)

  • Best race costume (selfie/photo required!)


This event will be free to all participants!  Registration will be opened soon. Please subscribe above to our email updates to receive updates on registration in the future.

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:   None for Virtual Race
    • Note About Footwear:   Trail shoes or shoes with aggressive tread are highly recommended. Due to the nature of the course, spikes are not recommended.

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

A portion of the race course is made up of multiple use trails. If you encountered a horse during the race, please yield to the horse ideally on the downhill side of the trail. You may encounter mountain bikers as well.



Tim Schafermeyer – Race Director
Andrew Murray