The Mount Baker Ultra Marathon is a 50 mile out and back foot race from the town of Concrete Washington to Mount Baker's Sherman peak at 10,160ft (3,097m). The race draws it's inspiration from the century old Mount Baker Marathon that lasted for three years from 1911-1913.
The town of Concrete is located on Highway 20, 96 miles from Seattle and 167 kilometers from Vancouver BC. Concrete sits at an elevation of 276ft.
Sherman peak is the second highest peak on Mount Baker, with Grant peak being the highest by another 621ft. Sherman peak is on the list of
“Top 100 Washington Peaks”
The Mount Baker Ultra Marathon starts at 12:00 AM Sunday June 4th 2017. The race has a 50 participant limit and an overall (soft) cutoff time of 18 hours.
2017 will be a first year of this event. If you're thinking of entering the race please understand that the safety of all staff, volunteers and competitors is a priority over the competitive nature of the event.
First place male and female winners will receive a Mount Baker Experience flight sponsored by Snow King Aviation.
From down town Concrete the course will follow Forest Service roads with a water crossing at Thunder Creek, then will pass over the Upper Baker Dam. After 23 miles competitors will ascend the Squak glacier traversing a series of fixed ropes for 1.75 miles The weather and snow conditions can be extremely varied, even in June. This should not be a participants first time in severe mountainous conditions. All participants should have the ability to be self sufficient while on the mountain. There will be tents camps / aid stations manned by volunteers on the glacier.
We look forward to seeing you on the starting line in June for the 2017 edition.