The Rut & Inclusive Outdoors Project

In 2022 The Rut is excited to partner with Bozeman-based organization Inclusive Outdoors Project in an effort to diversify our start line. Inclusive Outdoors Projects’ vision is to grow culturally cohesive practices and spaces within the greater outdoor narrative. Together, we are designating 40 spots at the Rut for folks who come from historically marginalized groups, including adaptive, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC athlete communities.
Anyone and everyone may go through our traditional registration process to sign up for the Rut when registration opens on January 11th. However, we desire to also create space for a more diverse group of Rut Runners to attend our event. If you believe this may be you, and you do not register through our traditional process, we encourage you to fill out this application for entry. Additionally, there is a scholarship program for those who desire financial assistance. The application period will be open from Jan 11th – 25th, and then the selection process, managed by Inclusive Outdoors Project, will take place the following week.
Thank you for working with us to make the Rut a more inclusive event and diverse community of trail athletes!  If you have any questions, please email: