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The Rut 2020 – Big Sky

September 4 - September 6

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

The Rut Race 2020 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 2020 – Event Schedule

(Event schedule subject to change)

FRIDAY – SEPTEMBER 4, 2020

  • 11:00 AM-12:45 PM | Vertical Kilometer Packet Pickup in Big Sky Resort Base Area (Photo ID required to pick up bib)
  • 11:00 AM-6:00 PM | Rut Runt Run, 11K, 28K & 50K runner packet pick-up at Big Sky Resort at Lone Peak Pavilion at the base of Swiftcurrent Lift. (Photo ID required to pick up bib)
  • 11:00 AM-6:00 PM | Rut merchandise for sale at Big Sky Resort at Lone Peak Pavilion at the base of Swiftcurrent Lift.
  • 11:00 AM-12:30 PM | VK Drop Bag drop off to be taken to the finish line
  • 1:00 PM | Lone Peak Vertical Kilometer mass start
  • 3:30 PM | Vertical Kilometer course is closed
  • 4:00 PM | VK awards ceremony in the Big Sky Base Area
  • 6:15-6:45 PM | 28K optional pre-race runners meeting at Big Sky Resort at Lone Peak Pavilion at the base of Swiftcurrent Lift. We will discuss course conditions and weather and answer any lingering questions runners may have.

SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 5, 2020

  • 6:30 AM-7:45 AM | 28K Packet Pick Up (Photo ID required to pick up bib)
  • 8:00 AM | Swiftcurrent and Ramcharger lift opens to the public (must have scenic lift ticket)
  • 8:00 AM | Wave 1 28K start
  • 8:05 AM | Wave 2 28K start
  • 8:10 AM | Wave 3 28K start
  • 10:00 AM-6:00 PM | Runt Run, 11K & 50K Packet Pick Up (Photo ID required to pick up bib)
  • 10:00 AM-6:00 PM | Rut merchandise for sale at Big Sky Resort at Lone Peak Pavilion at the base of Swiftcurrent Lift.
  • 12:00 PM-4:30 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!
  • 4:30 PM | 28K course closed
  • 4:45 PM | 4th annual Rut Runts Run 1K
  • 5:15 PM | 28K awards ceremony in Big Sky Base Area
  • 6:00 PM | 50K optional pre-race runners meeting at Big Sky Resort at Lone Peak Pavilion at the base of Swiftcurrent Lift. We will discuss course conditions and weather and answer any lingering questions runners may have.

SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 6, 2020

  • 5:00 AM-5:45 AM | 50K & 11K packet pick-up (Photo ID required to pick up bib)
  • 5:00 AM-5:45 AM | 50K drop bag drop off @ Lone Peak Pavilion near the 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 Area
  • 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. (Photo ID required to pick up bib)
  • TBD | Swiftcurrent Lift opens to the public (must have scenic lift ticket)
  • TBD | Ramcharger Lift  opens to the public (must have scenic lift ticket)
  • 7:00 AM | Wave 1 11 K Race Start @ Big Sky Resort Base Area
  • 7:05 AM | Wave 2 11 K Race Start @ Big Sky Resort Base Area
  • 7:10 AM | Wave 3 11 K Race Start @ Big Sky Resort Base Area
  • 9:45 AM | 11K awards Ceremony @ Big Sky Base Area
  • 12:00 PM-6:45 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!
  • 6:45 PM | 50K Course officially closed
  • 6:30 PM | 50K Awards Ceremony @ Big Sky Resort Base Area.
  • 8:00 PM-1:00 AM | Legendary Rut after-party in the Huntley Dining Room at Big Sky Resort!  

 

Details

Start:
September 4
End:
September 6
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://runtherut.com/

Venue

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