At the Rut Mountain Runs we are excited to establish and maintain relationships with companies involved in mountain culture and those who celebrate the sport of mountain running. The Rut Mountain Runs would not be in existence without the support of our sponsors. In return, we ask that you support these brands and organizations who have invested in you and the sport you love.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are excited to create lasting relationships with organizations.

Want to learn more about what sponsorship opportunities exist?

Contact Mike Foote at


The North Face, Title Sponsor for the Rut Mountain Runs

It is with great pleasure that we get to share with you our new partnership with our title sponsor The North Face. We are so excited to be working with a brand that has such a rich history in mountain travel and sport. The North Face is commmited to helping us bring the experience for you, the Rut Runner, to a new level.  We are already working hard on this and are excited for the 2017 Rut to be the best yet with their support and partnership. Stay tuned for many great things coming down the pipeline this year.


Big Sky Resort is home to the Biggest Skiing in America, epic mountain terrain, world class resort facilities and accommodations and, of course, lots of elk!  We feel so fortunate to have partnered with the great people here in Big Sky to bring to you the Rut Mtns Runs.  The friendly and professional staff are completely invested in this event and showing you and your family a great time. Check out there family friendly base camp activities, Rut Runners lodging specials, or nearby Yellowstone National Park opportunities.


Sapphire Physical Therapy is a physical therapist-owned and operated PT clinic specializing in running injury treatment and prevention.  They offer progressive PT treatments which are based on science and proven on the trails.  To say Sapphire PT supports trail running events and the Montana running community is an understatement.  Owner and clinician, John Fiore is a serious endurance athlete and gets what it takes to lead an active and injury free lifestyle.  If you need the tools to stay healthy, rebound from injury or prevent further injuries, Sapphire PT in Missoula is the place to go!

We are very happy to have our friends at Black Coffee Roasting Company supporting the Rut this year. Although BCRC only opened their doors in 2010, in just a few years time they have risen to the top of the Montana coffee market like a fine foam on the surface of a perfectly pulled shot of espresso!  They are a company who is tirelessly committed to quality;  roasting and blending beans in small batches while paying attention to every detail along the process.  In addition, they live by the mindset that come hell or high water there is still always coffee and it might as well be great!  “Great” is just the beginning when describing their craft organic coffee.   Look for their seasonal blend in the fall appropriately called “The Hunt”!

We are so excited to welcome Skratch Labs as our exclusive nutrition partner of the Rut.  Skratch focuses on real foods and using ingredients which serve a specific purpose to help you perform better.  Whether you are using their drink mixes, chomping down one of their unique and tasty energy bars, or cooking something from their Feed Zone cookbook, we know that Skratch Labs has the right product to help you perform your best.  If you live in Montana, swing by The Runner’s Edge to get your hand on some Skratch goodies for all your training and recovery nutritional needs.

ZillaState is a small brokerage located in Missoula, Montana. Our associates are dedicated to helping you with all your real estate needs in Missoula and western Montana. We specialize in residential and commercial property sales and purchases. At ZillaState, we work with our clients to identify and present the best solutions to their real estate needs. We are with you every step of the way, taking time to explain the process and potential outcomes of your real estate transaction.

Bozeman’s one stop shop for all things running.  The Bozeman Running Company continues to show support for great events in their area.  If you are running the Rut VK, 12K, 28K or 50K this year, the friendly and knowledgeable staff at BRC are happy to get you outfitted with the right gear and talk training and nutrition with you as you get ready for the big day.

Big Sky Brewing company makes water fun. They are also one of the most community involved businesses we have ever worked with. They give to countless event and charities and it turns out their beer is really good too! We are all lucky enough to have their sponsorship this year as every runner and volunteer will get a free beer at our post race BBQ!

If you are looking for healthy, fast, tasty food that’s affordable.  Look no further than Five on Black.  With locations in Missoula, Bozeman, Denver, and Boulder, Five On Black is a stone’s throw from most of our Rut Runners and we are so excited to have them on board!  What is Five on Black?  We’ll let them tell you in their own words.

“Take the titillating taste of Brazil and mix it with a scintillating slice of carnival. It’s happiness in a bowl. We hope you are looking for something new. Something fun. Something that feels familiar, but isn’t. Something that gives your gut what it needs and your tongue what it craves.What we believe in is real food. Healthy, fresh, and gluten-free. What we serve is simple stuff put together in just the right way. What you get is made to order at a speed that fits your lifestyle.”

We are lucky to have the support of Kevin Twidwell, Attorney at Law.  Kevin is a Rut runner, a Hardrock 100 finisher and a petty darn good attorney as well! You can find Kevin and contact him at kalevalaw.com.