Run Wild Missoula

Mount Jumbo Elk Ramble 15K

Saturday, November 5, 2022

39Days 15Hours 21Minutes 49Seconds

Mount Jumbo Elk Ramble 15K

Don’t miss the opportunity to take part in the only organized trail race on Mt. Jumbo. Run Wild Missoula is pleased to present the Mount Jumbo Elk Ramble 15K Trail Race!

The event will be held on Saturday, November 5th at 10:00 AM. As part of this exclusive event, you will experience stunning landscapes as you traverse the winter home of the Mt. Jumbo elk herd. The Mount Jumbo Wildlife Management Area closes to all recreation on December 1st – take this chance to practice responsible recreation on Missoula’s Conservation & Open Space Lands and welcome the wildlife herds back to Jumbo!


Registration opens Thursday, September 15th at 8:00 AM!



Entry Fees: All participants will receive chip timing, on-course aid, post-race grilled cheese or hot-pressed peanut butter sandwiches, and more! Run Wild Missoula members receive $3 discount!

  • September 15th-October 12th
  • $42 without race shirt
  • $62 with optional, add-on race shirt
    • Available until October 24, 2022


  • October 13th-November 5th 
  • $52 without race shirt
  • $72 with optional, add-on race shirt
    • Available until October 24, 2022


*The in-person race is capped at 300 participants. For 2022, we will not offer a wait list and there is no options to transfer or defer.*

Click here to learn more about our refund policy.




Five Valleys Land Trust’s mission is to protect for future generations western Montana’s natural legacy – our river corridors, wildlife habitat, agricultural lands, and community open spaces. Additional donations can be made to Five Valleys Land Trust here. Your donation will aid in the development of area trails and open spaces.


Packet Pickup:

  • Details coming soon!


Race Day:

Start/Finish Location:  Hellgate Soccer Fields

Parking: Hellgate Soccer Fields; Street parking. Carpooling and biking are strongly encouraged!


Time Limit: The course will be open for 3 hours, from the 10:00 AM start through 1:00 PM


Cupless Event! Aid stations and the start/finish area will not have disposable cups. If you do not already own one, you can pick up a Hydrapak Speedcup during packet pickup as part of your registration to be used during the event. You can carry a hand-held water bottle or hydration pack if you would prefer. Plenty of water and sports drink will be available from which you can fill your cup or hydration device.

Course Map: 

Start and finish at the Hellgate soccer fields on Lincoln Hills Road. 15K(ish) trail race on City Conservation & Open Space Lands in the North Zone of Mount Jumbo.



Age Groups & Awards: 

  • Top 3 Overall: men, women & non-binary
  • Top 1 Age Group (9 and Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)



VIRTUAL Elk Ramble 15k

This year, 35 lucky participants have the chance to traverse the same Elk Ramble 15k Course on their own time! All participants will have the option to opt-in to purchase an Elk Ramble t-shirt. Virtual participants will also have the option to print their own customized Virtual Elk Ramble 15k bib. 


  • September 15th-October 12th 
  • $40 without shirt
  • $60 with optional, add-on shirt
    • Available until October 24, 2022
  • October 13th-October 28th 
  • $50 without shirt
  • $70 with optional, add-on shirt Available until October 24, 2022
    • Available until October 24, 2022


  • *The virtual race is capped at 35 participants. For 2022, we will not offer a wait list and there will be options to transfer or defer.* 
  • Click here to learn more about our refund policy.


Packet Pickup:

  • Details coming soon!
  • If you opt-in to purchase an Elk Ramble T-shirt you must pick it up from the Run Wild Office at 304 N. Higgins (basement of Runner’s Edge) after November 5th 


How it Works:

  • Run/Walk the Elk Ramble 15k Course anytime between October 29th and November 13th! (Virtual Participants are NOT permitted to complete the course during the in-person Elk Ramble from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 5th).
  • Record your time and submit your virtual results up until November 13th at 11:59 PM MST on RunSignUp.
  • Don’t forget to document your adventure and tag @runwildmissoula on social media!

How to Submit your Virtual Results:

  1. Log in to your RunSignUp account
  2. Select “Profile” at the top right of the webpage
  3. Scroll down to “Upcoming Races” and click on “Submit Virtual Results”
  4. Submit your activity!


Questions about the in-person Elk Ramble? Email Race Directors, Ethan & Christy



Questions about the Virtual Elk Ramble? Email Taylor



As outlined in the race waiver & acknowledgement, entry fees are non-transferable and non-deferrable. To view the RWM race cancellation policy, click here.


Per Run Wild Missoula event policies, dogs are not allowed to participate in this event with the exception of ADA Service Animals. Service animals must be on non-retractable, 6 foot or less leash.


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Thank you to Our Community Partners!






November 5, 2022

Start Time:

10:00 AM

Start Location:

Hellgate Soccer Fields


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