The HURL Board of Directors is meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2018 in the small meeting room at the Lewis & Clark County Library. Anyone interested in HURL, the HURL Elkhorn Endurance Runs, the Moonlight on Mount Ascension Runs or trail running is encouraged to attend. Click on the link below for the meeting agenda.
At our January 18, 2018 meeting, the HURL Board of Directors approved a group activity policy for when we run trails other than those shown on PPLT’s South Hills Trail Map. Our group runs can take us to remote and wild locations, and the policy outlines what you should expect from organizers of these adventure runs, and what organizers expect from you. We welcome anyone who wants to join us in experiencing Montana’s backcountry, but you’ll need to sign the policy first.
Also at our January 18, 2018 meeting the HURL Board of Directors approved HURL’s Donation Policy and Donation Form. Part of HURL’s mission is “To provide resources, funding, and leadership towards their primary mission of enjoying, maintaining, improving, and developing the trail systems in the Helena, Montana area”. The Donation Policy outlines how the BOD evaluates donation requests and the Donation Form can be used to request consideration of a donation by HURL.
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