50k Mountain Run
Saturday Presented by Title Sponsor Hammer Nutrition, The 50k Mountain Run will start and finish at the Great Northwest Oktoberfest in Depot Park in downtown Whitefish. Runners will climb to the summit of Big Mountain via the Whitefish Trail in Haskill, Whitefish Mountain Resort trails, and Flathead National Forest trails. Runners will enjoy awards and after party at the Biergarten at Oktoberfest with free entry, free beer, and free food.
Of the 31 mile course, approximately 25 miles is on natural surface, single-track trails and 6 miles is on paved roads and separated bike paths leaving and re-entering the City of Whitefish. The lollipop/loop section at Flathead National Forest and Whitefish Mountain Resort is approximately 16 miles in length. Runners will utilize 5.5 miles of the Whitefish Trail in both directions to access Flathead National Forest and Whitefish Mountain Resort. See the approximate race course map. Total elevation gain is approximately 5,100 feet. We will provide a detailed map and GPS file for the race course.
All runners will receive a custom race buff (neck gaiter), entry into Oktoberfest, beer and food at Oktoberfest, Hammer nutrition products, and a custom 50k finisher patch. Awards to be announced.
For the safety of runners and volunteers, there will be a cutoff time of 10 hours to complete the course. Specific aid-station cutoff times will be announced. This race course travels through a high alpine environment up to 6,800 feet in elevation. The course could have high wind, snow, ice, and/or wildlife. We expect all runners to be prepared for inclement weather (no cotton clothing), and carrying bear spray is highly recommended. A limited number of bear spray canisters will be available to runners.
This event is made possible by Flathead National Forest, the City of Whitefish, Whitefish Mountain Resort and event sponsors Whitefish Credit Union and Hammer Nutrition.
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