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The Rut 2017- Big Sky

September 1at11:00 am - September 3at8:00 pm

Free
Best Trail Running Races in the US Big Sky Montana Loose Rock Summer Tough Run

The Rut Race 2017 is part of the best trail running series in the US. The sound of an Elk bugle booming over the large crowd of racers signals the beginning of what many consider the TOUGHEST trail race in North America. The RUT! With nearly 20,000 vertical feet of climb over high alpine terrain, it’s covered in loose rocks and consistent rockfall danger at every step! If the 50K seems a bit too much, you can attempt the “small” vertical climb starting at the base of Big Sky. From the village, it sends camo and blaze orange colored competitors up 3,466 vertical feet covering three miles to the top of Lone Peak. Once you’re done, don’t forget to check out the one-of-a-kind first place trophy made from elk hide!

The Rut Race 2017 – Event Schedule

(Event schedule subject to change)

Friday (9/01/17):

  • 11:00AM-12:45PM | Vertical Kilometer Packet Pickup in Big Sky Resort Base Area
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM | VK Drop Bag drop off to be taken to the finish line
  • 1:00PM| Lone Peak Vertical Kilometer start
  • 4:15 PM | Vertical Kilometer Course is closed
  • 3:00 PM | VK Awards Ceremony in the Big Sky Base Area
  • 11:00AM-6:00 PM | Rut Merchandise for sale at Big Sky Resort at Lone Peak Pavilion at base of Swiftcurrent Lift.
  • 12:00 PM-6:00PM | Rut 11K, 28K and 50K runner packet pick-up at Big Sky Resort at Lone Peak Pavilion at base of Swiftcurrent Lift.
  • 6:15-6:45 PM| 28K Optional pre-race runners meeting at Big Sky Resort at Lone Peak Pavilion at base of Swiftcurrent Lift. We will discuss course conditions and weather and answer any lingering questions runner’s may have.

Saturday (9/02/17):

  • 6:30-7:45 AM |28K Packet Pick Up
  • 8:00 AM| Wave 1 28K start
  • 8:05 AM | Wave 2 28K start
  • 8:10 AM | Wave 3 28K start
  • 10 AM- 6PM | 11K/50K Packet Pick Up
  • 10:00 AM-6:00 PM | Rut Merchandise for sale at Big Sky Resort at Lone Peak Pavilion at base of Swiftcurrent Lift.
  • 4:15 PM | 28K Course Closed
  • 4:30 PM | 3rd Annual Rut Runts Run 1K
  • 5:00 PM | 28K Awards Ceremony in Big Sky Base Area
  • 6:00PM| 50K Optional pre-race runners meeting at Big Sky Resort at Lone Peak Pavilion at base of Swiftcurrent Lift. We will discuss course conditions and weather and answer any lingering questions runner’s may have.

Sunday (9/03/17):

  • 5:00-5:45 am | 50K packet pick-up
  • 5:00-5:45 am | Drop bag drop off @ Lone Peak Pavilion near start line.
  • 6:00 am |  Wave 1 50K Race Start @ Big Sky Resort Base Area
  • 6:05 am|  Wave 2 50K Race Start @ Big Sky Resort Base
  • 6:10 am|  Wave 3 50K Race Start @ Big Sky Resort Base Area
  • 6:30 am-7:45 am| 11K packet pick-up @ Big Sky Resort Base Area near Swiftcurrent lift base.
  • 8:00 am | Wave 1 11 K Race Start @ Big Sky Resort Base Area near Swiftcurrent lift base.
  • 8:05 am | Wave 2 11 K Race Start @ Big Sky Resort Base Area
  • 8:10 am | Wave 3 11 K Race Start @ Big Sky Resort Base Area
  • 11:00 am| 11K Awards Ceremony in Big Sky Base Area
  • 12-6:30 pm | We are excited to have our presenting sponsor Sapphire PT of Missoula, MT offering FREE post race massages near the race finish line for Rut runners on race day!
  • 6:30 pm | 50K Course officially closed
  • 6:30-7:00 pm | 50K Awards Ceremony @ Big Sky Resort Base Area near Swiftcurrent lift base.
  • 8:00 pm-2:00 am | Post Rut party!  Details will be announced closer to race weekend.

Monday (9/04/17):

  • Happy Labor Day!
  • Sleep in! Then go check out the Big Sky Resort Basecamp activities including zipline, scenic lift rides, spas and more… Learn More Here
  • Or take a trip to Yellowstone National Park, which is only an hour away.

Details

Start:
September 1at11:00 am
End:
September 3at8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Event Tags:
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Website:
http://runtherut.com/

Venue

Big Sky Resort
50 Big Sky Resort Rd
Big Sky, Montana 59716 United States
Phone:
(800) 548-4486