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Elk Ramble Virtual Run

Saturday, November 13, 2021


Run Wild Missoula is pleased to announce the Mount Jumbo Elk Ramble 15K Trail Race will have a virtual component for 2021!  Don't miss the opportunity to take part in the only organized trail race on Mt. Jumbo.  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 on Thursday, September 16th at 8:00 AM Mountain Time.

Registration:

  • September 16th at 8:00 AM through November 5th
    • $32 without race shirt
    • $50 with optional, add-on race shirt
      • Available until October 17, 2021
  • Counts towards Racemakers & Run Wilder
    • Run Wild Missoula Membership Required
      • Limited to 30 participants
      • Your registration fees go towards helping manage trails and habitat on Mt. Jumbo

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

      Dates to Complete: Saturday, October 30th through Sunday, November 14th
      **Excluding Saturday, November 6th**

      Thanks to Cairn Cartographics for providing the following course elevation profile:

       

      As outlined in the race waiver & acknowledgement, entry fees are non-refundable, 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.

      WHAT IS THE ELK RAMBLE VIRTUAL RACE?
      Probably the best question. It is an opportunity for our members to participate in the Mount Jumbo Elk Ramble 15K Trail Race and recreate responsibly in our open spaces. Run Wild Missoula is required to limit the number of participants for this race, due to permitting regulations. In order to respect these regulations and allow more members to participate in the event, we are adding the virtual component

      WHO IS THE ELK RAMBLE VIRTUAL RACE FOR?
      Current Run Wild Missoula members will have access to the virtual race option for the 2021 Mount Jumbo Elk Ramble.  The virtual race is meant for those who are not confident they are able to complete the race course in the time allotted (3 hours; 19 minute per mile average). Or, for those who are new to trail running and want to undertake the run in a less formal environment.

      WHEN IS THE ELK RAMBLE VIRTUAL RACE?
      You can run the course and have the time count as your participation between Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, November 14.  However, we will not count your participation if you complete the course on Saturday, November 6 – this is the day of the Mount Jumbo Elk Ramble, which requires separate permitting.

      WHERE IS THE ELK RAMBLE VIRTUAL RACE?
      It will take place on the same course as the annual Mount Jumbo Elk Ramble.  The course will start and finish at the Lincoln Hills soccer fields, and run through the North Zone of Mount Jumbo.  Click Here for Course Map.  Run Wild Missoula will not be marking the course.  You will need to follow the route through Strava or the course map posted on the event page.

      HOW WILL THIS ALL WORK?
      Once you are registered for the virtual run, you will need to complete the course within the given time frame and submit your activity on RunSignup in order to receive Racemaker credit.

      I WANT TO REGISTER MORE THAN ONE PERSON!
      Fantastic! The more the merrier. Run Wild Missoula membership is required.  Therefore, if you would like to register an additional person, they must be part of your RWM family membership. (Also, please see the notes below on the maximum number of participants in one group.)

      I WANT TO COMPLETE THE VIRTUAL RACE WITH MY FRIENDS/FAMILY!
      What better way to experience the beauty of Mount Jumbo than with family and/or friends!?  However, we do require that groups no larger than 12 participants be on the trail together at the same time - this is in order to comply with the requirements of the City's Conservation Lands Small Group Permit.  Please take this opportunity to practice responsible recreation on Missoula’s Conservation & Open Space Lands by not over-using or crowding the trails.

      HOW & WHEN WILL I GET MY RACE SWAG?
      Your optional purchase race swag will be available at the Run Wild Missoula office (304 N Higgins Ave, basement of Runner’s Edge) beginning Monday, November 15th.  We will not offer the option to have the race swag shipped to you.

      BY REGISTERING FOR THE ELK RAMBLE VIRTUAL RACE, YOU AGREE TO OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS.
      Run Wild Missoula promotes and supports running and walking for all ages and abilities.  This year's Elk Ramble Virtual Run is broadening the range of options for runners and walkers provided by Run Wild Missoula.  We want you to have a great experience and enjoy the views the Mount Jumbo Elk Ramble has to offer without the added pressure of needing to finish within a required amount of time.

      Questions?  Email Ashley Cossairt

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      Run Wild Missoula acknowledges that we are in the homelands of the Salish and Kalispel people. Today, we offer our respect for their history and culture, for their ancient and continuing presence in this landscape, and for the path they have shown us in caring for this place for the generations to come.

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