This is a fun, tough race! Approximately 13,000 feet of elevation change, between 5,300 and 9,000 feet above sea level, in Montana backcountry. 72% non-motorized technical trail, 26% rough and rocky jeep/ATV trail, 2% maintained Forest Service Road.
50 Mile Packet Pickup: Check in on Friday August 5, 2022, at the Montana City Volunteer Fire Department, Station 1 between 4 and 7 (1192 Highway 282 in Montana City). Course briefings at 4:15, 5:15 and 6:15 PM.
50 Mile Race Start: 5:00 am Saturday August 6, 2022. All races start and finish at the Willard Creek Trailhead at the end of Forest Service Road 4014. Allow at least 45 minutes driving time from Helena, and be sure to check-in 15 minutes before the race starts. Directions
50 Mile Drop Bags (let’s call them GO bags): Town of Elkhorn (mile 20).
50 Mile Cutoff Time:
4:00 pm at the Tizer Cabin Guard Station (mile 32). Miss this cut off and hitch a ride back.
7:00 pm at TeePee Creek (mile 40). Miss this cut off and you’ll need to head straight back to the finish, rather than complete the northern loop.