The 2021 Rut will be held on September 3-5th.

The 2021 Rut Mountain Runs are SOLD OUT. There will be no waitlists.  If you had priority registration or wanted to defer from the 2020 Rut, but did not claim your deferral in time, you have missed your window. You will again have the opportunity in early January of 2022. 

Rut 50K Registration Information

The Rut 50K price breakdown: 

  • $120
  • The 50K will be capped at 800 participants. (There will be no waitlist)
  • *Must be at least 16 years old to race in our VK, 28K or 50K races.

50K Participants will receive:

  • Rut Mountain Runs triblend t-shirt from The North Face
  • Unique Finishers Medal
  • Big Sky Brewing Co. Beer
  • Chip Timing from Competitive Timing with live results kiosk at the finish line.
  • Discounted room rates at Big Sky Resort
  • Custom awards to top 5 male & female as well as age group awards.
  • Fully stocked aid stations
  • Rut Drop Bag
  • Cash prizing to top 5 in each race!
  • Medical and safety support from Big Sky Ski Patrol and our medical partners.
  • An incredible experience running around, up and over Lone Peak in Big Sky, Montana with hundreds of your closest friends!

Rut 28K Registration Information

The Rut 28K price breakdown: 

  • $95
  • The 28K will be capped at 800 participants. (There will be no waitlist)
  • *Must be at least 16 years old to race in our VK, 28K or 50K races.

28K Participants will receive:

  • Rut Mountain Runs triblend t-shirt from The North Face
  • Unique Finishers Medal
  • Big Sky Brewing Co. Beer
  • Chip Timing from Competitive Timing with live results kiosk at the finish line.
  • Discounted room rates at Big Sky Resort
  • Custom awards to top 5 male & female as well as age group awards.
  • Fully stocked aid stations
  • Rut Drop Bag
  • Cash prizing to top 5 in each race!
  • Medical and safety support from Big Sky Ski Patrol and our medical partners.
  • An incredible experience running around, up and over Lone Peak in Big Sky, Montana with hundreds of your closest friends!
  • An open invitation to our Post Race Party Sunday evening!

Rut 11K Registration Information

The Rut 11K price breakdown: 

  • $45
  • The 11K will be capped at 800 participants (There will be no waitlist)

11K Participants will receive:

    • Rut Mountain Runs triblend t-shirt from The North Face
    • Unique Finishers Medal
    • Big Sky Brewing Co. Beer
    • Chip Timing from Competitive Timing with live results kiosk at the finish line.
    • Discounted room rates at Big Sky Resort
    • Custom awards to top 5 male & female as well as age group awards.
    • Fully stocked aid station
    • Rut drop bag
    • Medical and safety support from Big Sky Ski Patrol and our medical partners.
    • An incredible experience running around the flanks of Lone Peak in Big Sky, Montana with hundreds of your friends!

Rut VK Registration Information

Lone Peak Vertical Kilometer price breakdown:

  • $60
  • The VK will be capped at 300 participants (There will be no waitlist)
  • *Must be at least 16 years old to race in our VK, 28K or 50K races.

Vertical Kilometer Participants will receive:

  • Rut Mountain Runs triblend t-shirt from The North Face
  • Big Sky Brewing Co. Beer
  • Chip Timing from Competitive Timing.
  • Discounted room rates with Big Sky Resort
  • Custom Awards to Top 5 Male and Female as well as age group awards.
  • Fully stocked finish line aid station
  • Rut Drop Bag
  • Cash prizing to top 5 in each race!
  • Medical and safety support from Big Sky Ski Patrol and our other medical partners.
  • An incredible experience running up Lone Peak in Big Sky, Montana with a few hundred of your closest friends!

Rut Runt Run Registration Information (Registration is postponed until further notice for the 2021 Rut Runt Run. We will reassess in the summer.)

Rut Runt Run Price breakdown:

  • Free! (Must register online to sign the waiver)

Rut Runt Run Participants will receive:

  • Special Rut Runt Run finishers award.
  • Hundreds of cheering family members and friends.
  • When registering, you can purchase a Rut Runt Run T-shirt if you’d like.  Shirts will be available for pickup at packet pick up on race day.
  • Last, but not least, Rut Runts will receive the gift of falling in love with the lifelong sport of trail running!

Rut Trifecta Registration Information

Rut Trifecta price breakdown:

  • $265
  • As soon as one of the Rut Trifecta Races reaches its cap, the Trifecta will be full.  There are no spots set aside after the other races fill specific to the Rut Trifecta.
  • *Must be at least 16 years old to race in our VK, 28K or 50K races.

Rut Trifecta Participants will receive:

  • All of the above-mentioned benefits of running the VK, 28K or 50K
  • Also, Rut Trifecta Finishers will receive a special Rut Trifecta Finishers Award
  • Rut Trifecta participants will be scored in each individual Rut VK, 28K & 50K races and will also be scored in overall Rut Trifecta accumulated time.  We will have awards for top overall male and female finishers!

Rut Virtual Runs Registration Information

We will be offering a Rut Virtual Run (RVR) experience in 2021 for all distances in parallel with the in person event for those who may not be able to make it to Big Sky with us this September.  The RVR is a great way for you to be a part of the Rut experience and have a challenge to work towards this year!

RVR Participants will receive:

  • Rut Mountain Runs triblend t-shirt from The North Face
  • Unique finishers medal
  • 2021 rut race bib
  • Rut correspondence throughout 2021
  • Runsginup platform to upload your RVR results.

If you choose to register for multiple events:

By signing up for multiple events you will receive a slight discount on your registration. For each additional race you sign up for, you will receive a $5 discount.  You will also receive the same list of benefits listed for each race above. However, you will only receive one technical t-shirt, instead of one for each race you enter.

Rut Registration Policy

  • There will be no deferrals, credits, transfers, or waitlists for any Rut race in 2021.
  • Rut Runners who must drop out due to unforeseen circumstances may do so by May 15th will receive a 50% refund.
  • Rut Runners may also move down in distance. This must be done no later than August 1st.
  • The 50K can move to the 28K or 11K, but not the VK.  The 28K can move to the 11K, but not the VK.  The VK can move to the 11K. A transfer in distance will be charged a $5 processing fee.
  • If you use your deferral from 2020 for 2021, once you have registered you cannot then defer to 2022.
  • Rut Runners can transfer their registration to the virtual version of their event prior to August 1st.
  • Virtual Rut Runners cannot transfer to the in-person event.
  • Questions? Check out our Rut Registration FAQ's page.