The 2022 Rut will be held on September 2nd-4th.

The 2022 Rut is SOLD OUT!

2022 Updates:

  • We have recently announced a mandatory kit required for all 28K and 50K runners. Learn more details here.
  • Also, when you register, to help us select your starting wave, you will be asked your estimated finishing time for your event. Take a look at our results page to better understand the finishing times of our races so you can be as accurate as possible.
  • We are partnering with Bozeman-based organization Inclusive Outdoors Project in an effort to diversify our start lines at the Rut in 2022.  Learn more about the work we are doing together HERE.

Rut 50K Registration Information

  • $140
  • The 50K will be capped at 900 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

  • $115
  • The 28K will be capped at 900 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

  • $50
  • The 11K will be capped at 1000 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

  • $65
  • The VK will be capped at 325 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

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.
  • 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

  • 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 (Trifecta Runners will receive only one t-shirt)
  • 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!

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.
  • Rut Runners who must drop out due to unforeseen circumstances may do so by May 15th and 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.
  • Questions? Check out our Rut Registration FAQ's page.