The Blanchard Beast Trail Race

The Blanchard Beast Trail Race

Virtual — October, 2020

The final results, raffle winners, and contest winners are in! They can be viewed here.

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.

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 actual 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 live leaderboard can be accessed from the menu above or here.

How do I Register?

Registration is FREE for all participants regardless of GBRC memberhip status! Registration will be open until the end of the day on October 31st to coincide with the last day of the event. During the registration proces you will have to create a new account using your email address which must be unique for each participant. This account is required to later submit your results, upload photos, or buy merchandise. If you forget your password, it can be reset by visiting the password reset page.

Awards & Prizes View Leaderboard

Several awards and prize will be given out at the end of October. Time-based awards for those providing GPS tracks include:

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

Participant Benefits

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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. It is broken into four segments: two climbs and two descent. The black markers on the map below show the beginning and end of each segment. Unfortunately we are unable to provide any course marking. If you are not familar with the course, we are providing a few resources to help navigate the course:

Some additional important information about the course includes:

Hover the segment names to the right to highlight them on the course map

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Need to Get In Contact With Us? info@blanchardbeast.com

Please contact us if you have any questions or if you are having any issues with the registration system. Due to the nature of this event we built our own registration and results system. Please let us know if there are any bugs that we can fix to better everyone's experience.

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 info@blanchardbeast.com.

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
tim@blanchardbeast.com
Andrew Murray
Jack of All Trades
andy@blanchardbeast.com