The Blanchard Beast Trail Race

The 2023 Blanchard Beast Trail Race

Saturday, October 21st, 2023 – 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.

How do I Register?

Registration for the 2023 Blanchard Beast has not opened yet. We are taregting having registration open mid June. Check back soon or subscribe below to be notified when registration opens.

Online Registration Cost $40 for non-GBRC members
$10 for GBRC members
Day of Registration Cost
* Pending Availability
$45 for non-GBRC members
$15 for GBRC members

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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:

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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