The Helena Ultra Runners League (HURL) is a loose collection of Helena area ultra and trail running enthusiasts. We don’t have a membership roster, we don’t have officers, we don’t take attendance, we don’t have egos. We encourage each other, but leave it up to each individual to determine their own goals, limits, and reasons for running. We want running to be enjoyable, not a chore. That’s why, when given the choice, HULRers generally opt for trail rather than road.
More than anything, HURL is an attitude.
Official HURL group runs take place on as follows:
- Wednesdays at 5:45 pm from the Lewis and Clark Library, year round. Generally 4-5 miles. We run trails when we have daylight and the trails are mostly free of ice, snow, and mud. During winter months we run roads. These runs are in the dark so reflective gear, and flashlights/headlamps are recommended. Traction devices may be helpful depending on surface conditions.
- Saturday mornings from the Bagel Company on Last Chance Gulch. 9:00 am from November 1 thru end of February, 8:00 am from March 1 through end of October. These runs can be up to 20+ miles with options to go shorter. We run trails when they are mostly free of ice, snow, and mud. During winter months we run roads, but still try to avoid pavement as much as possible. To mix things up during the year, we have occasional Saturday run options from other locations near Helena. We post notification of these runs on our Facebook page.
HURL – We don’t train, we just run