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

 

 

 

 

 

The Dirty Duel is a Run-Bike-Run-Bike relay race brought to you by MTB Missoula and Montana Trail Crew. This Wednesday evening relay will hopefully help foster communication about upcoming trail building efforts of both groups.  All proceeds from the race, beer garden, and childcare will be split 50/50 between MTB Missoula and Montana Trail Crew to assist with future trail building efforts. You will also be able to find out how to get involved with future trail projects if you want to help maintain the trails you use.  For more information about the Dirty Duel, visit their Facebook Page.

 

 

 

 

 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 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 1/2 Marathon, 21K, 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*

*2017 tentative dates, will update when confirmed

 

 

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


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