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Mount Jumbo Elk Ramble


2019 Race Results

Run Wild Missoula is pleased to announce that the Mount Jumbo Elk Ramble 15K Trail Race is back for 2019!  The event will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM.

**The race is capped at 300 participants; there will be a wait list; there will not be an option to transfer or defer to 2020.  Information regarding conditional refunds below.**

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!

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

The Elk Ramble is excited to be the final race in the 2019 Treasure State Trail Series!  Promoted by RWM's Montana Trail Crew, this series aims to introduce Montana trail runner's to the diverse and amazing trails that can be found throughout the Treasure State.  More information about the series can be found HERE.


Make November a month to celebrate trails and mountain running!  The 7th Annual Mountain Running Film Festival will be on Saturday, November 16th at The Wilma!  Click Here for More Information.

Registration is FULL and the waitlist period has ended for 2019.

Entry Fee:  All participants will receive custom Elk Ramble performance beanie from BoCo, a HydraPak Speed Cup, chip timing, on-course aid, and more!  Run Wild Missoula members receive $3 discount - member ID number required during registration.

  • $48: September 19th at 8:00 AM through Race Day
    • Limited to 300 Participants
    • Waitlist Option Available
Wait List, Refunds, Transfers, and Deferrals: Click Here for More Information

Who's Registered?  Click Here

Packet Pickup:

  • Saturday, November 2 from 12:00 - 3:00 PM at Run Wild Missoula (304 N Higgins; basement of Runner’s Edge)
  • Sunday, November 3 from 9:00 - 9:45 AM at the race start (Hellgate soccer fields)
    • Packet Pickup will end promptly at 9:45 AM on race morning.  We will not be able to provide you a bib number after 9:45 AM.
    • We need the time between 9:45 AM and 10:00 AM to get all of your data entered into the system for accurate race timing and results.
    • And, we want to give you plenty of time to warm up and make it through the bathroom line before the race starts.

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

Cupless Event (New For 2019)!  Aid stations and the start/finish area will not have disposable cups.  As a participant, you will receive a Hydrapak Speedcup as part of your registration to be used during the event (if you choose).  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: 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
  • Top 1 Age Group
  • 19 and Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Course Records:

Female Course Record
Nicole Murray
1:06:01; 2016

Male Course Record
Henry Reich
57:00; 2015

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


Questions?  Email Race Director, Jess Zephyrs

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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