The spectacular and rugged terrain of southwest Montana brought to you in the tradition of European Alps-style racing, The Rut is a celebration of world-class racing with a little Montana flare.
The Rut 50K course starts and finishes at the legendary Big Sky Mountain Resort and will test all runners with off-trail exposed ridgelines, forested single-track trails, rugged jeep roads and the lofty summit of an iconic peak.
The impressive Rut 12K course showcases the network of lower and middle mountain single-track trails of Big Sky Resort, all within view of the dramatic alpine terrain above.
Don’t know the meaning of the rut? Well, come to Montana and find out!
50 Kilometers / 10,000 Ft. gained / Between 7,500-11,166 Ft
12 Kilometers / 2,100 Ft. gained / Between 7,500-9,100 Ft
Vertical Kilometer /3,280 Ft. Gained in 2.4 Miles / Between 7,800-11,166 Ft
Schedule of Events
Learn more about the schedule of events for the full weekend of The Rut 50k and 12k Mountain Runs.More Info
50K Race Details
A dynamic and challenging mountain run covering some incredible SW Montana subalpine and alpine terrain!More Info
12K Race Details
A loop course touring the lower and middle mountain single track trail system of Big Sky Resort, in the shadow of Lone Peak.More Info