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March 28, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 situation, and out of concern for the health of our friends and neighbors, the HURL Race Committee has made the following decisions regarding 2020 events:

  • Don’t Fence the Elk In  (April 7, 2020, Myrna Loy Center) This event IS CANCELED due to current government restrictions on social gatherings and in support of Governor Bullocks stay at home order.  We hope to hold a similar social and informative event when it is safe to do so.
  • Moonlight on Mt. Ascension (June 19-20, 2020) This event IS NOT CANCELED. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will follow the advice of local government officials.

We have instituted the following changes:

    • We have established a waitlist for interested runners: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=75503. Instead of paying a registration fee, you can join a waitlist and we will remind you to register when we receive the all-clear to proceed with the event.
    • We will contact both registered and waitlisted runners with an update / final decision on or about June 1, 2020.
    • If the event is canceled, registered runners will receive a full refund.
    • If the event is not canceled, waitlisted runners will be given the opportunity to register, up to the cap of 100 runners.
  • Elkhorn Endurance Runs 15 mile, 50k and 50 mile (August 1, 2020) These events ARE NOT CANCELED. We will continue to monitor the situation and will follow the advice of state and local government officials.

We have instituted the following changes:

    • We have established waitlists for interested runners: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=73801 Instead of paying a registration fee you can join a waitlist and we will remind you to register when we receive the all-clear to proceed with the event.
    • We will contact both registered and waitlisted runners with an update / final decision on or about July 1, 2020.
    • If the event is canceled, registered runners will receive a full refund.
    • If the event is not canceled, waitlisted runners will be given the opportunity to register, up to the cap of 330 runners.

The HURL Board of Directors and Race Committee thank all of our members, volunteers, runners, and community supporters as we change priorities in these dynamic conditions. We hope with every beat of our anaerobic hearts that you are healthy and safe.

Mike Jacobson, HURL President
John Hallston, Race Director, Elkhorn Endurance Run
Sibyl Govan, Race Director, Moonlight on Mt. Ascension
HURL Race Committee

 

 

Welcome to the official website for the HURL Elkhorn Endurance 53 Mile, 52K, and 15 Mile Runs!

***SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2020***

Registration:

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Held annually on the first Saturday in August in the remote, rugged, and wild Elkhorn Mountains near Helena, Montana in Jefferson County.

All three distances feature 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. Not one step on pavement.

We are just off Interstate 15 – 6.5 hours from Salt Lake City, 6.5 hours from Calgary, 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.

Take a run on the wild side, join us in Montana for a run you won’t soon forget.

Experience Real Montana….Leave Civilization Behind!

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

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 2018 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

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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 our friends at the Beaverhead Endurance Runs once again in 2019 on the Beaverhead-Elkhorn Endurance Challenge. Complete the challenge and proclaim: 

I DOMINATE MONTANA MOUNTAIN TRAILS!

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 2019 HURL Elkhorn 53 Mile was worth 4 qualifying points and the HURL Elkhorn 52K is worth 2 qualifying points for the  Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®. Click the logo above for more information. 

Questions? Comments?  Email the Race Director at: hurlelkhorn@gmail.com

13 thoughts on “Home

  1. Is there a wait list for the 50 mile. In case a spot opens up?
    I’m running beaverhead 100k and just learned about the “ultimate challenge”

    • Manuel,

      Yes there is a waitlist. There are around 20 on it now. I think you would likely get in if you get on the waitlist. You can get on the waitlist through ultrasignup.com.

      Steve Engebrecht,
      Race Director

  2. Hi my name is Manuel Whiteman and i was just writing to check my status on the wait list? I’ve already registered witb ultrasignup also
    I’m running Beaverhead 100k and just recently found out about the “Ultimate challenge” and woild love to Go For It!

  3. When does registration open for the 53miler?? Do you have a date for 2020? I’d like to do the ultimate challenge next year 😀

  4. I want to register for the 50k Hurl and the grand challenge as I am already entered in the Beaverhead 55k. When will registration open and how will I know it is opening?

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