Montana Trail Crew



Founded in August 2013 by a group of local trail runners, Montana Trail Crew became a part of Run Wild Missoula in January 2017. As an educational and conservation-based organization for mountain and trail runners, Montana Trail Crew is devoted to strengthening the Montana trail running community and advocating for the open space and wild lands where we run.

As the sport of trail running grows, Run Wild Missoula hopes that Montana Trail Crew will continue to serve as a vehicle through which we can act as stewards of our local trails and a means to bind our state’s geographically sprawling trail running community. Montana Trail Crew operates a website that is the premier source of information and stories about Montana trail running people, places, and events; it organizes public lands stewardship projects, such as trial work days; hosts the annual Mountain Running Film Festival each fall in Missoula; and coordinates the Treasure State Trail Series to build cohesion among Montana’s geographically sprawling trail running community.

As one of Montana Trail Crew’s founders explained in 2013, “On the surface, we understand—as any trail runner does—that we need open spaces and healthy wild lands to do what we do. We need to safeguard access to the trails that we use every day.”

To access Montana Trail Crew’s website, CLICK HERE

For the Montana Trail Crew Facebook page, CLICK HERE


Montana Trail Crew Merchandise

Show your love for Montana Trail Crew on and off the mountain!  Montana Trail Crew has a causal t-shirt, hoodie, and trucker hats available for purchase in Run Wild Missoula's online store.  CLICK HERE to go to the shop; or, click the above images to view the individual products.  They are also available for purchase at the Run Wild Missoula office (basement of Runner's Edge).  Limited quantities available




Part of Montana Trail Crew’s mission, with the support of their parent organization Run Wild Missoula, is to improve and expand trail running across the state of Montana.  To help meet that mission, we have organized a sub-ultra trail race series utilizing established races throughout Montana.  The Treasure State Trail Series is free to join and is designed for runners of all abilities.  Montana Trail Crew encourages you to take part and explore new races and new trail across our great state.

The 2017 Treasure State Trail Series is comprised of 11 pre-existing trail races throughout Montana.  The series runs from early May to early November giving participants plenty of time to run as many races as desired.  Each race is between 6k and 30k in length and features predominately dirt trails.  The winner of the series will be crowned “Montana Trail Running State Champion” for the year.

2017 Treasure State Trail Series Final Standings:
The full list of standings can be found here

Top 5 Males
1. Nico Composto
2. Forrest Boughner
3. Alan Adams
4. Chad Carr
5. Grady Anderson

Top 5 Females
1. Sara Boughner
2. Amy Friedman
3. Leah Handelman
4. Elizabeth Paddock
5. Ana Brown

2017 Series Lineup:

Don't Fence Me In 30K, Helena; May 13, 2017
Montana Island Challenge 21K, Lewistown; July 8, 2017
Thunderbolt Creek 30K, Boulder; July 15, 2017
Cross Cut 25K, Bozeman; July 22, 2017
Snowbowl 15k, Missoula; August 5, 2017
Big Bear Stampede 9K, Gardiner; September 9, 2017
John Colter Run 12K, Three Forks; September 16, 2017
The Nitty Gritty Half Marathon, Red Lodge; September 16, 2017
Chasing Squirrels #3 6.1K, Great Falls; September 23, 2017
Whitefish Legacy Run 21K, Whitefish; October 1, 2017
Elk Ramble 15K, Missoula; November 4, 2017

For more information about the Treasure State Trail Series, CLICK HERE

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