Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 | 8 am Start
This beautiful loop course follows along the lower and mid mountain elevation single-track trails on Big Sky Mountain Resort. Runners will enjoy views of the dramatic alpine terrain of Lone Peak above while cruising through subalpine white bark pine forests.
The Rut 11K by the numbers:
- Distance: 11K
- Elevation Gain: 1700 ft /518 meters
- Elevation Loss: 1700 ft / 518 meters
- 80% Single Track
- 20% Dirt Road
- *The Rut 11K is limited to 650 Runners. There will be NO WAIT LIST this year.
To limit trail congestion and promote safety along the course, the 11K will be started in 3 waves at 5 minute offsets. If you believe you will finish in the first third of the field we recommend you sign up for wave one. If you think you will be in the second third, please sign up for wave two. And the same goes for wave 3.
There is one aid station located along the 11K course near 5 Miles into the race. It will be supplied with water, Hammer Nutrition Fizz electrolyte drink, gels, first aid, and energetic volunteers!
This is not an orienteering race. The race organizers will do everything they can to have the course marked well for race participants the day of the event. Off-trail sections of the course will be marked in a way that race participants should be able to see from each course marking to the next to help guide them along the course.The Rut 11K will be marked with RED tape and pin flags with a black Rut Logo on them.
Please be prepared for any type of weather. Though weather in Big Sky is relatively mild and stable in mid-September historically we are still in the mountains and conditions can quickly change. This is a challenging run on challenging terrain and the race organizers reserve the right to stop the race at any time should they deem the course unsafe due to weather.
11K fine print:
- Dogs are not allowed in the 11K.
- Strollers not allowed
- Trekking poles: Allowed
- Headphones highly discouraged due to potential wildlife encounters along the trail.
- Due to the mountainous and technical nature of this course, race organizers may choose to make course changes on race day due to severe weather with the race participants safety in mind.