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We are all set and ready to take on the 2014 Mystery Ranch Ultra Challenge!
Mystery Ranch UC Overview
AN ULTRA RUNNING ADVENTURE EMBODYING THE HISTORY OF THE MONTANA ROCKIES WITHIN AN EARSHOT OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK.
NEW FOR 2014 WILL BE INCORPORATED A 50K ENDURANCE RUN AND HIKE, ALONG WITH A 20 MILE REALY RUCK RUN.
THE 20 MILE RELAY RUCK RUN WILL START OF 23 AUG AND HAVE A 6 HOUR TIME LIMIT. TEAMS WILL BE COMPRISED OF 4 RUNNERS, EACH RUNNING 5 MILES EACH WITH A RUCK (OR BACKPACK).
THE 50K ENDURANCE RUN AND HIKE WILL START ON 23 AUG AND HAVE A 16 TIME LIMIT.
THE FOOL'S GOLD 50M ENDURANCE RUN WILL START ON 23 AUG AND HAVE A 16 HOUR LIMIT.
THE GHOSTS OF YELLOWSTONE 100M WILL START ON 22 AUG AND HAVE A 38 HOUR TIME LIMIT.
IT IS A NEW SET OF ULTRA MARATHONS COMING TO MONTANA'S MADISON COUNTY AND BEAVERHEAD-DEERLODGE NATIONAL FOREST IN AUGUST. BROUGHT TO YOU BY MYSTERY RANCH (www.mysteryranch.com), THE PROUD DESIGNERS AND MANUFACTURERS OF BACKPACKS, MADE IN AMERICA, THE BACKDROP TO THESE THESE ULTRA MARATHONS WILL BE THE TOBACCO ROOT MOUNTAINS. RUN, HIKE, AND CONQUER EITHER COURSE IN THE SHADOWS AND GHOSTS OF HOLLOW TOP MOUNTAIN (10,604 FT), MOUNT JEFFERSON (10,512 FT), AND OVER 23 OTHER 10,000 FOOT PEAKS IN THE AREA. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TOBACCO ROOT MOUNTAINS AND HISTORIC GHOST TOWN OF PONY, MONTANA THE SITE OF OUR START AND FINISH. THE KNOWLEDGE AND HISTORY ALONE WILL LURE YOU TO THE CHALLENGE AND, ULTIMATELY, THE CONQUEST OF A LIFETIME.
BOTH RUNS WILL TRAVERSE THRU THE NORTHERN PART OF THE TOBACCO ROOT MOUNTAINS WITH PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR WILDLIFE. BEAUTIFUL TRAILS! BEAUTIFUL VIEWS! TOUGH! RUGGED! MAJESTIC! EXTREME!
Time & Date:
Local time: 8:07 AM
What a great way to start....the basics! The 50K will start at 06:00am on 23 AUG 2014. The time limit will be 14 hours. Runners may take advantage of the early start of that will provide them with 16 hours. The Fool's Gold 50M will start at 06:00am on 23 AUG 2014. The time limit will be 14 hours. Runners who want an early start are able to start at 04:00am....a 16 hour time limit. The Ghosts of Yellowstone 100M will start at 06:00am on 22 AUG 2014. There will be a 38 hour time limit.
The start and finish location will be in front of the Old Pony Gym in Pony, Montana 59747. Pony is a historic ghost town and has a rich piece of American history. Geographically, Pony is located a one hour drive from Bozeman, Montana; an hour and fifteen minutes from Butte; 40 minutes from the cowboy Town of Ennis, and just under and hour and forty-five minutes from Yellowstone National Park!
The 50M and 100M modified out and back courses, allowing by better crew access and multi-use aid stations for simplified runner logistics planning.
Each event will have a participant limit of 100 runners. Each event will be its own waitlist. We expect both event to fill quickly, especially those into seeking a new ultra challenge.
The cost for the 50K will be $85.00. The cost for the Fool's Gold 50M will be $125.00. The cost for the Ghosts of Yellowstone will be $250.00. We do not expect or foresee any cost fluctations at this time.
Regional weather for August in Montana can be found @ www.weather.com or www.noaa.gov You can use 59747 as a zip code for your search. Please note that the starting elevation is approximately 5,500ft and much or your time will be spent between 6,500ft and just under 9,000ft of elevation. You can expect weather changes at elevation and at night during these runs.