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 53 Mile, 52K, and 15 Mile Runs!
Held annually on the first Saturday in August in the remote, rugged, and wild Elkhorn Mountains near Helena, Montana in Jefferson County. We are just off Interstate 15 – 6.5 hours from Salt Lake City, 4.5 hours from Spokane, 7.5 hours from Boise, and 3.5 hours from Billings. Helena is centrally located between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks – 3-1/2 hours from the Saint Mary Visitor Center at Glacier National Park and 3 hours from the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park at West Yellowstone. See the “Where’s Helena?” Tab for information on things to do around Helena and Jefferson County, Montana.
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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.
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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, or organizations that help us with our event. In 2017 we donated to Prickly Pear Land Trust, Capital City Amateur Radio Club, Elkhorn Search and Rescue, Capital Trail Vehicle Association, and the Montana City Volunteer Fire Department.
In co-operation with the Helena National Forest
Special Thanks to:
CAPITAL CITY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB,
ELKHORN SEARCH AND RESCUE,
CAPITAL TRAIL VEHICLE ASSOCIATION, and
MONTANA CITY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
We are excited to team with the Beaverhead Endurance Runs on the Beaverhead-Elkhorn Endurance Challenge. #howmuchmontanacanyouhandle?
Ultimate Challenge: Finish the HURL Elkhorn 53 Mile and the Beaverhead 100K. Earn the Ultimate Recognition Award. The award will be presented at the finish line of the HURL Elkhorn Endurance Runs.
Grand Challenge: Finish the HURL Elkhorn 53 Mile or 52K and any other race distance combination from the Beaverhead Endurance Runs (53 Mile – 55K; 52K-100K; or 52K-55K). Earn the Grand Recognition Award. The award will be presented at the finish line of the HURL Elkhorn Endurance Runs.
The 2017 HURL Elkhorn 53 Mile is worth 4 qualifying points and the HURL Elkhorn 52K is worth 3 qualifying points for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®. Click on the UTMB logo above for more information.
The 2017 HURL Elkhorn Endurance Runs (53 Mile, 52K, and 15 mile) are part of the 2017 TrailRunner Trophy Series. Click on the Trophy Series logo below for more information.
Questions? Comments? Email the Race Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org