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Pengelly Double & Single Dip


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2018 Race Results

Run Wild Missoula is pleased to announce the Pengelly Trail Races are back for 2018!  The event will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018Please Note:  The Double Dip is capped at 200 participants; there will not be a wait list; there will not be an option to transfer, refund, or defer to 2019.

Registration for the Pengelly Double Dip is now FULL. Please follow the registration link to register for the Pengelly Single Dip.

Volunteers Needed!  Email Race Director, Jamie Swartz

Registration through Run Wild Missoula is closed.  By clicking the above link, you will be taken to RunSignUp to complete registration for the Single Dip.

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 the first 200 registrants.  (Please Note: We will not manage a wait list for the Double Dip)
  • 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

Entry Fees: Includes chip timing, exclusive race swag, post race refreshments, and more!
Run Wild Missoula members, sign in and receive a $2 discount!

  • Double Dip: This Race is Now Full - Limited to 200 participants
    • $40 March 1st through May 31st at 12:00 PM
    • $45 May 31st at 12:01 PM through Race Day
      **Only available if the participant cap has not been met**
  • Single Dip: No participant limit
    • $35 March 1st through May 31st at 12:00 PM
    • $40 May 31st at 12:01 PM through Race Day (via RunSignUp)

Packet Pickup:

  • Friday, June 1st from 3:00 - 6:00 PM at Run Wild Missoula
  • Saturday, June 2nd from 7:00 - 8:15 AM at the Race Start (subject to change)
    • Packet Pickup will end promptly at 8:15 AM on race morning for both the Double and Single Dips.  This will give you plenty of time to warm up and make it through the bathroom line before the Double Dip start.  This will also give Competitive Timing enough time to get all of your data entered in the system for accurate race results.

Race Times: Tentative Start Times - Subject to Change

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

Awards & Celebration: Information about our awards and celebration is coming soon.

Celebrate Our Trails:   Cap off the day by taking in the Marshall Mtn Trail Festival.  Hosted by our friends (and race sponsor) at Runner's Edge.  Food, drink, demos and giveaways - what more could you ask for.  Click HERE for more information.

Glutton for Punishment & Ice Cream Lover:
The Super Nova will return.  What is the Super Nova you ask?'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.

Volunteers Needed!  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.

Volunteers Needed!  Email Race Director, Jamie Swartz

As outlined in the race waiver & acknowledgment, entry fees are non-refundable, 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 the event, with the exception of ADA Service Animals.

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