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Run Wild Missoula is pleased to announce the Pengelly Trail Races are back for 2019!  The event will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!


Pepsi-Cola of Missoula




NEW for 2019 - Wait List For Double Dip.  Transfers between Double Dip & Single Dip.  Bib Exchanges.  Cupless Event.  Course Cut Off/Time Limit.  See below for more information.

Volunteers Needed!  Click Here

Courses: Both races start and finish at River Bowl East (south side of Clark Fork River, near the UM/Van Buren footbridge)

  • Double Dip: A tall half marathon with 2700 ft of elevation gain.  Very challenging and always worth it! Limited to 200 registrants.
  • Single Dip: Probably the toughest first mile of a 10K that you'll ever do.  After that, it ain't so bad!  Best views in town!  There is no participant limit in the Single Dip
  • 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 Time Limits
    • Double Dip: Strictly Enforced
      • Start Line to Saddle - 1 hour 30 minutes (10:00 AM)
      • Return to Saddle after Beacon - 2 hours 30 minutes (11:00 AM)
      • If you miss the first or second cutoff, your bib will be removed at the Saddle Aid Station.  You have two options to leave the mountain:
        • You can come down on foot without your bib
        • You can ride down with the aid station volunteers after the equipment has been cleaned up (approx 11:15 AM)
    • Single Dip: None

Entry Fees: All participants will receive custom designed Pengelly socks from Fitsok, a HydraPak Speed Cup, chip timing, on-course aid, and more!
Run Wild Missoula members receive $2 discount - must have member ID number during registration

  • Double Dip: Limited to 200 Participants
    • $47 March 7th through May 30th at 12:00 PM
    • $52 May 30th at 12:01 PM through Race Day**
      **Only available if the participant cap has not been met
  • Single Dip: No Participant Limit
    • $37 March 7th through May 30th at 12:00 PM
    • $42 May 30th at 12:01 PM through Race Day

Wait List, Refunds, Transfers, Bib Exchanges and Deferrals:  Click HERE for more information.

Packet Pickup:

  • Friday, May 31st from 3:00 - 6:00 PM at Run Wild Missoula
  • Saturday, June 1st from 7:00 - 8:15 AM at the Race Start
    • Packet Pickup will end promptly at 8:15 AM on race morning for both the Double and Single Dips. We will not be able to provide you a bib number after 8:15 AM.
    • We need the time between 8:15 AM and 8:30 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 races start.

Race Times:

  • Double Dip: 8:30 AM
  • Single Dip: 9:00 AM

Awards: Top Three Overall Male & Female Finishers in the Double Dip & Single Dip

Glutton for Punishment & Ice Cream Lover:
The Super Nova will return.  What is the Super Nova you ask?  Well... it's a Double-Double Dip.  That's right.  You do the course once before the actual start, then run it again as part of the official race.  While we will ask that you check in with the race director at the start or finish of your first loop, do be aware that loop one is purely voluntary, self-supported, and not part of the official Pengelly Double Dip event.
Super Nova finishers are an elite group, with a select few having completed the challenge over the years.  John Hart and Randy Tanner were the first to achieve this enviable distinction!  Are you are tough as those guys?  If so, and you complete the Double-Double Dip, you will receive a free Super Nova ice cream treat from Big Dipper.

Questions?  Email Race Director, Jamie Swartz

Course Records:


Nicole (Hunt) Murray
2015; 1:53:52


Kiefer Hahn
2011; 1:34:36

Current Course

Rye Palen
2013; 43:58

Starting 2009

David Cresap
2014; 38:23

Run in 2016

Ella Degrandpre
2017; 54:48.65

& 2017

Michael Kelly
2017; 44:11.11

Click Here for Past Results

The organizers of the Pengelly Trail Races would like to thank the following for the gracious support in organizing this event: Lolo National Forest, the University of Montana, Missoula Parks and Recreation, and the City of Missoula.  The Pengelly Trail Races are a Run Wild Missoula event.  This event is permitted by the Lolo National Forest, University of Montana, and Missoula Parks and Recreation.

About Dave Pengelly: The Double Dip run would have been a favorite event for Dave, because it combined many of the things he adored:  Mount Sentinel, where he had hiked since early childhood; strenuous outdoor activity; and an opportunity to enjoy, tease, and probably harass his beloved friends.  Throughout his life, Dave poured his incredible energy into enjoying the outdoors, especially the mountains and all manner of mountain sports.  He loved to share those passions with many friends, family members, and his younger brother in the Big Brothers and Sisters program.  He also supported various organizations that fought to preserve his favorite wild areas.  Dave died June 13, 2003, in a mountain climbing accident in the North Cascades in Washington.  The speakers at his memorial service, without design, presented a combined sermon on Dave's message to them, a message reinforced by the Double Dip run: get out there and live!  The race is now organized by Run Wild Missoula, which encourages entrants to contribute generously to Missoula Youth Homes.

Questions?  Email Race Director, Jamie Swartz

Refunds, transfers and deferrals will be addressed as per the information listed above. 

To view the RWM race cancellation policy, click here.

Per Run Wild Missoula event policies, dogs are not allowed to participate in the event, with the exception of ADA Service Animals.

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