42 miles ... Sua Sponte!
"Somewhere inside we hear a voice. It leads us in the direction of who we wish to become. But it is up to us whether or not to follow." -Pat Tillman
Local time: 2:19 AM
This event has been a dream for the last couple years.. but it's finally come to fruition!
The Hellz Bellz Ultra starts at the Hantwick Road Trailhead. A gradual gravel path will soon turn into an intense and grueling climb up the Bells Mountain trail. After passing through multiple clear cuts, stream crossings and stunning views of Mt St Helens... around the ten mile mark you'll come to the Yacolt Burn Aid Station>> Upon leaving the Yacolt Burn Aid Station you will embark on a counter clock wise loop on the Tarbell Trail. It will be twenty two plus miles of technical climbs, amazing waterfalls and breath taking views, looping you back around to the same Yacolt Burn AS. >> May want to rest up for a brief moment, get your bearings before
starting the last push back down the Bells Mountain trail ..for the 10 plus miles to the Finish..... where you'll Ring the Bell!
This event is in what we consider our backyard... we love these trails and outdoor places. While your out there soaking in the views and rejoicing in the pain.... please leave no trace.
There will be two addional fully stocked Aid Stations located on the Tarbell section of the course.The Grouse Vista AS approx mile 17 & Tarbell AS approx mile 27 for a total of 4 Aid Stations.>>>One SMALL drop bag is allowed & will be waiting at the Yacolt Burn AS
>>Pacers are allowed starting at mile 31 at the Aid Station
We will have some finisher shirts available for purchase, with the proceeds going to the Pat Tillman Foundation https://pattillmanfoundation.org/
More details on this coming soon....
We cant wait to see you all out on the trail...(only 42 plus miles, 10,000+ ascent, 10,000+ descent )
Till you can RIng that Bell!!:)
Hellz Bellz packet pick up & check in will be located in the town of Yacolt at " Yacolt Recreation Park" .
Tent camping will be available at the park on the night before the event. Opening at 12:00pm Sat 7/2
Yacolt will be having their Rendezvous Days Celebration this weekend. So come spend the whole weekend as there will be plenty of activities going on and local vendors to support!
It is REQUIRED you check in at Yacolt Recreation Park no later than 5:00am on Sunday 7/3
There will be Shuttle service to Hantwick/Start line (Please do not just show up at Hantwick the morning of as there is no parking availability that time of day) & Shuttle service will be available to bring you back to the park upon your epic finish.
We will have more information coming soon with updates to the website, new partners & as permits are being finalized.
Stoked to share the trails with you all!
FYI: We are capping this event at 120