The course starts and ends on the famous 3 mile Thunderbunny Trail, and in between runners will complete a loop around Dow Lake and run up and over a ridge to overlook the city of Athens! With the course boasting 95% singletrack trail, this will quickly turn into a favorite for pure trail runners. While showcasing some of the great Appalachian Foothills that Athens is known for, this is also a very runnable course so is a perfect option for your first ultramarathon or first trail race

Upcoming Races

Aug 28 2020
50 KM
3,720 3,720 ft.
Mixture Course
8 Aid Stations
9 :00 Cutoff
3 Elevation Rating
Hilly, ~2500-7500 feet in 50 miles
3 Surface Rating
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts


50 KM View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
05/11/19 134 3:49:34 5:13:59
05/12/18 85 4:08:50 5:57:54
05/13/17 82 4:06:59 4:30:14
05/14/16 37 3:56:50 5:48:02
We try to keep the most accurate information about this race, but changes do happen. Always visit the official race website for the most up to date information.
Backcountry Rise Trail Run
  • Aug 29, 2020
  • Toutle, WA
50 KM