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.

Big Sky Natural Health was established in late 2019 in the heart of Big Sky Town Center. Founder and Physician, Dr. Kaley Burns has a background endurance events. Her love for Big Sky and athletic culture, including races such as The Rut, drew her to the area.  Regenerative injection therapies including Prolotherapy (Prolo), Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Stem Cell therapy are geared towards athletic rehabilitation whether from injury or overuse. Additionally, Cryotherapy, IV Nutrient Therapy and Nutrition Counseling enable athletes to prevent injury, stay healthy and recover optimally to improve performance. 

COROS is a performance sports technology company that helps athletes train to be their best. For COROS it’s all about outdoors, mountains, and a passionate active lifestyle. They combine high grade hardware with innovative technology to provide endurance athletes with the gear they rely on in the world’s most extreme environments. Advanced technology with an efficient and intuitive user experience is at their core – when you use a COROS product, you know you are getting a tool that has been designed, tested and perfected for the athlete, by the athlete. COROS users have set World Records and been to the highest point on earth, pushing our products to the extremes. At COROS, creation and innovation is never ending. Our customers, the athletes make COROS – be a part of the COROS community @COROSGlobal on Facebook and Instagram. 

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!

The Mountain Project was established in 2016 by elite mountain athlete and Rut Mtn Runs co-founder Mike Wolfe. The Mountain Project strives to create a community of like-minded driven athletes that support and challenge one another to achieve more.  The Mountain Project is open and inclusive to all athletes, whether novice or elite.  Whoever you are, their mission is to help you do that which might seem unattainable.  Their athletes train with purpose: work hard in the gym and outside to be strong, durable, and fit to enjoy your chosen mountain sport.  

TMP also is our official Rut Training Plans provider.  Check them out HERE.


We are so excited to welcome Black Diamond to the Rut!  They bnarely need an introduction as they have been making world class trail running and mountain travel gear for ages.  Their headlamps are perfect for your early morning runs or late night adventures. Also their industry leading Z poles have become ubiquitous amongst trail runners who love steep terrain.  


Darn Tough is the perfect fit for our Rut Runners! For close to 40 years this family owned business has been knitting socks in the green mountains of Vermont. Darn Tough does not compromise on quality and neither should you. As a testament to this, they offer an unconditional lifetime guarantee on all of their products. Keep your feet happy and healthy for the Rut; check out Darn Tough’s durable, fashionable, and comfortable socks for your mountain running needs.

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.