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Hundreds Participate in the 3rd Annual Badger Mountain Challenge

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RICHLAND, Wash.-- Seven hundred runners took on the Badger Mountain Challenge Saturday in Richland.

The 3rd annual race included a 15k, 50k ultra marathon and a 100 mile endurance run.

People from all over the world came to the Tri-Cities for the increasingly popular event.

It's now a qualifying race for other big races in several countries.

This year, the organizers made some changes to the course.

"We wanted to keep it a true trail race and use the off roads and so this year it's on more of a gravel road area, part of the course. The runners like that. They like getting off the pavement and being on a new surface," said Brandon Lott, Race Director.

The money raised from the event goes to the Friends of Badger Mountain group who work to preserve the trails and the landscape.