The Blanchard Beast Trail Race

The 2021 Blanchard Beast Trail Race

October 16, 2021 – 9 AM

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.

COVID Impact & Mitigations

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic there will be a few changes to the race this year. Below are the major changes:

Since the pandemic is ever evolving there is a chance for more strict guidelines to be required per our event permit. Further information will be sent out to all participants approximately a week prior to the race day.

How do I Register?

Registration for the race is now open for everyone. If you are interested in becoming an active GBRC member or checking on your account status, visit

Cost $30 for non-GBRC members who pre-register online.
FREE for GBRC members.
Max Runners Due to permit restrictions the race is limited to 100 participants.

Awards & Prizes

The following awards will be given out after the event:

The Course View Course Details

The 10 mile course starts at Blanchard State Forest's Lower Parking Lot and the course is ran in the counter-clockwise direction. For more information on the coures please use the resources below:

Some additional important information about the course includes:

– Race Sponsors –

Need to Get In Contact With Us?

Please contact us if you have any questions or if you are having any issues with the registration system. The best way to get a hold of us is to use Facebook chat (see chat bubble in lower right corner of the screen) or to email us at

The Race Team

Interested in getting in contact with a specific member of our race team? Their contact information can be found below.

Tim Schafermeyer
Lead Race Director and Web Guru
Andrew Murray
Jack of All Trades