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Pengelly Double & Single Dip



Questions? Contact Race Director Kevin Twidwell

Courses:  Both races start and finish at River Bowl East (south side of Clark Fork River, Kim Williams Trail, near the UM/Van Buren footbridge).  Double Dip starts at 9:00 AM.  Single Dip starts at 9:30 AM.

Double Dip-  A tall half marathon.  2700 ft of elevation gain.  Very challenging and always worth it! Limited to first 200 registrations.  (Note:  We will not manage a waiting list for the Double Dip.)

Single Dip-  A short, sweet and steep 10K. Best views in town! There is no participant limit on the Single Dip.

Entry Fees & Packet Pickup:

Single Dip: $30 ($28 for RWM members) through June 4th @ Noon.  $35 ($33 for RWM members) late registration.

Double Dip:  $37 ($35 for RWM members) through June 4th @Noon.  $45 ($43 for RWM members) late registration (only available if race has not filled)

Online registration will close at Noon on Thursday, June 4th.  After that time, registration will only be available in person at packet pickup/late registration (see below).

Packet Pickup and late registration available on Friday, June 5th from Noon to 6:00 PM at Run Wild Missoula (basement of Runner's Edge).  Race day packet pickup and late registration at Toole Park (race start) from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM

Fueling:  Once again, Hammer Nutrition and Omnibar will provide on-course nutritional products.

Awards & Celebration:

New this year, the Pengelly Awards Ceremony and Event Celebration will take place as part of the Marshall Mountain Trail Festival.  Running from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, the festival will include BBQ, Draughtworks Brews; Product Demos; Guest Speakers; and more.  The Pengelly Awards will be presented at 6:30 PM.  More info can be found HERE

Find out more in this Outside Magazine article.

Click here for course map

Do you like free ice cream? If you want a lot of it, you can do the Super Nova at the Pengelly Double Dip this year. That means you do the long course before the actual start and then you run it again with the race. Less than a dozen people have done it thus far, with John Hart and Randy Tanner being the first two to achieve this enviable distinction!! Are you as tough as these guys? Anyone who completes the double, Double Dip gets a free Super Nova from the Big Dipper. 

The organizers of PENGELLY DOUBLE AND SINGLE DIP would like to thank the following for their gracious support in organizing this event: Lolo National Forest, The Nature Conservancy, the University of Montana and Missoula Parks and Recreation. The Pengelly Double and Single Dip is a Run Wild Missoula event.

Course Records: 

Double Dip:  Kelly Webster, 1:53:57, 2012 and Kiefer Hahn, 1:34:36, 2011

Single Dip (Current Course - starting in 2009)

Rye Palen, 2013, 43:58 and David Cresap, 2014, 38:23

Results:  Scroll down for links to results from 2004 through 2014.

Thank You To Our Incredible Sponsors:


2014 Results 2013 results  2012 results  2011 results   2010 results  2009 results  2008 results: Single Dip Double Dip  Results from 2004 - 2007


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 his 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 began as a fund-raiser organized by the staff of the Missoula Youth Homes. The race is now organized by Run Wild Missoula, which encourages entrants to contribute generously to Missoula Youth Homes.

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