This Event Took Place Sat. Aug 2, 2014

HURL Elkhorn 53 Mile

THIS IS A TOUGH EVENT. #dareyoutofindatougher50mile #wemeanit Spectacular Montana backcountry, 39 miles of very technical single track trails, 13 miles of primitive/double track jeep road and 1 mile of maintained dirt Forest Service road. Approximately 13,400 feet of elevation gain and maximum elevation of just under 9,000’. Big climbs, big descents, big Montana views. No pavement, just Elkhorn Mountains dirt, rocks, forests, meadows, rocks, a historic ghost town and cemetery, rocks, a mountain lake, cold, clear creeks to splash through, and rocks. We have yet to have a finisher tell us they've run a tougher 50 mile course. This course takes runners into and through roadless, remote, back country, and removes you from the top of the food chain. All trail sections are closed to motorized vehicles, and vehicle access to the primitive road sections is very difficult. You may see Deer, Elk, Moose, Bear, Coyote, Mountain Goat, and other wild critters on race day. They will be watching you. You will encounter bovines. There are 9 well stocked aid stations on the course (unless a bear gets into our supplies), the longest distance between aid stations is 8 miles. All finishers receive a print of Elkhorn Mountain related art, drawn each year by a local runner, and other awards. The HURL Elkhorn experience is your best finisher's award. With your entry fee you also get a pre-race dinner for you and a guest, and a technical T-shirt. Once you finish, we encourage you to hang out in the finish area, enjoy post-race food and drinks, share your race experience other runners, and: Experience real Montana...Leave Civilization Behind.

HURL Elkhorn 52K

Spectacular Montana backcountry, 29.5 miles (47K) on very technical single track trails, 3 miles (5K) of primitive/double track jeep road. No pavement, just Elkhorn Mountains dirt, plenty of rocks, forest, meadows and cold, clear creeks to splash through. Big climbs, big descents, big Montana views. This course takes runners into and through roadless, remote, back country, and removes you from the top of the food chain. All trail sections are closed to motorized vehicles, and vehicle access to the primitive road sections is difficult. Add in approximately 7,900 feet of elevation gain and maximum elevation of 8,000’ and this is one scenic and challenging 50K. You may see Deer, Elk, Moose, Bear, Coyote, Mountain Goat, and other wild critters on race day. They will be watching you. You will encounter bovines. There are 6 well stocked aid stations on the course (unless a bear gets into our supplies), the longest distance between aid stations is 8 miles. All finishers receive a print of Elkhorn Mountain related art, drawn each year by a local runner, and other awards. The HURL Elkhorn experience is your best finisher's award. With your entry fee you also get a pre-race dinner for you and a guest and a technical T-shirt. Once you finish, we encourage you hang out in the finish area, enjoy post-race food and drinks, share your race experience other runners, and: Experience real Montana......Leave Civilization Behind.

HURL Elkhorn 15 Mile

Spectacular Montana scenery on 100% technical single track trail. No pavement, just dirt, rocks, forest, and meadows, along with several creek crossings. This course takes you into and through roadless, remote Montana back country, and may remove you from the top of the food chain. All trail sections are closed to motorized vehicles. Add in approximately 3,300 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 mountain trail ultra is like, only shorter. You may encounter a variety of wild critters on race day. The 50 mile and 50K runners will probably have chased off any elk, but moose and bears can show up anytime, anywhere. You will encounter bovines. There are two aid stations along the course, the longest distance between aid stations is 8 miles. 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 we encourage you to hang out in the finish area, enjoy post-race snacks, share your race experience other runners, and cheer in the 50K and 50 mile finishers.

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