Saturday, Aug 3, 2013

HURL Elkhorn

Crystal Creek Campground

Montana City , MT 23km , 50km , 50m

This Event Took Place Sat. Aug 3, 2013

HURL Elkhorn 50 Mile

Spectacular Montana scenery, 34.5 miles of technical single track trails, 10.5 miles of primitive/double track jeep road and 7.5 miles of maintained dirt Forest Service road. No pavement, just Elkhorn Mountains dirt, rocks, forests, meadows, a historic ghost town and cemetery, a mountain lake, and cold, clear creeks to splash through. This is primarily a remote, back country run. All trail sections are closed to motorized vehicles, and vehicle access to the primitive road sections is very difficult.  Add in approximately 13,000 feet of elevation gain and maximum elevation of just under 9,000’ and this is one of the most scenic and toughest 50 milers you'll find anywhere. You may see Deer, Elk, Moose, Bear, Coyote, Mountain Goat, and other critters on race day. You will encounter bovines. There are 8 well stocked aid stations on the course, the longest distance between aid stations is 10 miles.   All finishers receive a print of Elkhorn Mountain related art, drawn each year by a local runner, and other awards.  With your entry fee you also get a pre-race dinner for you and a guest, and a technical T-shirt. Once you finish, cool off with a soak in nearby McClellan Creek, then hang out in the finish area, enjoy post-race food and drinks, and share your race experience other runners.    

HURL Elkhorn 50K

Spectacular Montana scenery, 25 miles (40K) on technical single track trails, 2.75 miles (4.5K) of primitive/double track jeep road and 4.25 miles (6.5K) of maintained dirt Forest Service road. No pavement, just Elkhorn Mountains dirt, rocks, forest, meadows and cold, clear creeks to splash through.  This is primarily a remote, back country run. All trail sections are closed to motorized vehicles, and vehicle access to the primitive road sections is difficult.  Add in approximately 7,400 feet of elevation gain and maximum elevation of 8,000’ and this is one of the most scenic and challenging 50K runs you'll find anywhere. You may see Deer, Elk, Moose, Bear, Coyote, Mountain Goat, and other critters on race day.  You will encounter bovines.  There are 5 well stocked aid stations on the course, the longest distance between aid stations is 10 miles.  All finishers receive a print of Elkhorn Mountain related art, drawn each year by a local runner, and other awards.  With your entry fee you also get a pre-race dinner for you and a guest and  a technical T-shirt.  Once you finish, cool off with a soak in nearby McClellan Creek, then hang out in the finish area, enjoy post-race food and drinks, and share your race experience other runners.

HURL Elkhorn 23K

Spectacular Montana scenery on 9.75 miles (16K) of technical single track trails and 4.25 miles (6.5K) of maintained dirt Forest Service road. No pavement, just dirt, rocks, forest, and meadows, through the Elkhorn Mountains.  This is primarily a remote, back country run.  All trail sections are closed to motorized vehicles.  Add in approximately 2,900 feet of elevation gain along with maximum elevation of approximately 7,200’ and this scenic and challenging course provides a glimpse of what running a trail ultra is like, only shorter.  You may encounter a variety of wild critters on race day, and will encounter bovines.  There are two aid stations along the course, the longest distance between aid stations is 7 miles (11K).  All finishers receive a print of Elkhorn Mountain related art, drawn each year by a local runner. You’ll also get a technical T-shirt with your entry fee.  Once you finish, cool off with a soak in nearby McClellan Creek, then hang out in the finish area, enjoy post-race snacks, and share your race experience other runners.    

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