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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 just southeast of Helena, Montana in Jefferson County. We are 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.

***SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017***

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

http://jerseystrongtrailrunner.blogspot.com/2015/08/humble-pie-hurl-elkhorn-50-mile-august.html

http://www.breathemag.ca/race-reports/adventure-racing/hurl-elkhorn-50m

Eric Ashley – HURL Elkhorn Race Report

Bob Johnson Race Report – 50K

HURL Elkhorn, A Volunteer’s Perspective – Andrew Cupino

http://sparkyscience.blogspot.com/2011/08/elkhorn-50k-rundown.html

Race Buzz

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 2016 we donated to Prickly Pear Land Trust, Montana City Trails and Trust, Capital City Amateur Radio Club, Elkhorn Search and Rescue, and Capital Trail Vehicle Association.

In co-operation with the Helena National Forest

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Special Thanks to:

CAPITAL CITY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB,

ELKHORN SEARCH AND RESCUE, and 

CAPITAL TRAIL VEHICLE ASSOCIATION

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.

Click the link below for Primitive Mechanix’s detailed race reports for both the 2015 HURL Elkhorn 50 mile and Beaverhead 100K. Thanks for sharing Hayden and Karin Janssen!

http://www.primitivemechanix.com/race-blog/

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: hurlelkhorn@gmail.com

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