Rut Advocacy Partners

At The Rut, we love the trail and mountain running community, as well as the organizations doing important work in our space.  We are excited to partner with and highlight these great organizations that do so much in our little corner of the world. Click on the image to learn more about each partner and keep an eye out for them in our Rut base area this year!



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. Thank you for working with us to make the Rut a more inclusive event and diverse community of trail athletes!  (The application period is now closed. Thanks to all who applied)

Footprints Running Camp

What problems are facing your community, and why do you want to take action? You present that to us as your application to the camp. We choose ten people and their projects to join us for a week at Footprints Running Camp. Together, we learn from some of the smartest people in the industry about how to maximize your positive impact. We give you the knowledge and tools to implement your project over the long term. Then we tell the world about it, so other people can create their own solutions.

Protect Our Winters

The mission of Protect our Winters is simple.  They help passionate outdoor people protect the places and lifestyles they love from climate change. Right now, POW is building the biggest, boldest, and most inclusive team of outdoor enthusiasts in the country and channeling their passion for the outdoors into protecting the places they live and love.  Want to play a role?  Learn More and join Team POW.