HURL Elkhorn 50 Mile
ElevationAscent: 12,633' 3,851 m
Descent: -12,624' -3,848 m
High: 8,916' 2,718 m
Low: 5,190' 1,582 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)
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“These beautiful backcountry trails will challenge you to find a tougher 50 mile run anywhere.”— Steve Engebrecht
Race - Aug 3, 2019
Racers will gain approximately 13,400 feet of elevation and reach a maximum elevation of just under 9,000'. While we can't promise that the route will be easy on your joints, there is no pavement, just Elkhorn Mountain dirt, rock, forest, meadows, a historic ghost town and cemetery, a mountain lake, and cold, clear creeks to splash through. We have yet to have a finisher tell us they've run a tougher 50 mile course.
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. You may see Deer, Elk, Moose, Bear, Coyote, Mountain Goat, and other wild critters on race day. You'll encounter bovines. There are 9 well stocked aid stations on the course, the longest distance between aid stations is 8 miles.
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Land Manager: USFS - Helena National Forest Office