Challenge yourself in unforgiving, remote, and spectacular Montana backcountry.  Experience real Montana….Leave Civilization Behind.

Welcome to the official website for the HURL Elkhorn Endurance 50 Mile, 50K, and 23K Runs!


***SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2016***

Spectacular Montana scenery, breathtaking climbs, technical descents, miles of challenging single track trail, primitive roads, dirt, rocks, forests, meadows, and cold, clear creeks to splash through. NO PAVEMENT. Enjoy all of the above on this remote, back country run through the rugged and beautiful Elkhorn Mountains.  We invite you to come to Montana for a run you won’t soon forget.

Don’t just take it from us….check out the following links for comments from survivors.

HURL Elkhorn 50 Mile, a good pain

HURL Elkhorn 50K – Life is good


Eric Ashley – HURL Elkhorn Race Report

Bob Johnson Race Report – 50K

HURL Elkhorn, A Volunteer’s Perspective – Andrew Cupino


Race Buzz

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HURL Elkhorn Endurance Runs….big time challenge, small town feel.

The HURL Elkhorn Endurance Runs are a 100% volunteer effort, from aid station volunteers up to the race director.  We put on this event to show off the incredible trails we have in our backyard.  All left over entry fees are donated to local non-profit organizations. In 2015 we donated to Prickly Pear Land Trust, Montana City Trails and Trust, Capital City Amateur Radio Club, and Elkhorn Search and Rescue.

In co-operation with the Helena National Forest


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For the past several years the HURL Elkhorn 50 Mile has been worth 2 qualifying points and the HURL Elkhorn 50K has been worth 1 qualifying point for the  Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®. 

We are working on and intend to be a qualifying event for the 2017 Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®.

For many years the HURL Elkhorn Endurance Runs have been part of the TrailRunner Trophy Series.  We have submitted the 50 Mile, 50k and 23K to be a part of the 2016 Trophy Series.


Special Thanks to:




The “Kiss of Death” Award – The overall Male and Female Winners of the HURL Elkhorn 50 Mile Run get their entry fee waived for the next Le Grizz Ultramarathon

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Questions? Comments?  Email the Race Director at: slengebrecht(at)msn.com

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