OUR SPONSORS

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
Mike@RunnersEdgeMT.com

TITLE SPONSOR

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.

HOST SPONSOR

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.

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

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!


Theragun’s mission is to provide you with the effective natural solutions you need to take charge of your daily wellness. They’ve combined education, innovation, and over a decade of pioneering within the tech wellness space to make wellness more accessible for everybody.

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. 

In 2006, YETI Coolers was founded with a simple mission: build the cooler we’d use every day if it existed. One that was built for the serious outdoor enthusiast rather than for the mass-discount retailers. One that could take the abuse we knew we’d put it through out in the field and on the water. One that simply wouldn’t break. We decided early on that product innovation would come from necessity and firsthand experience – not from market research and data analysis. Today, YETI products perform when it matters most – whether that be an excursion into the remote Alaskan wilderness, chasing redfish on the Gulf coast, or just getting together with friends in the backyard.


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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Sidas is a French-based company that was started in 1975 by 3 alpine boot-fitters who were looking for a way to make their ski boots more comfortable.  Ever since then, they have become the experts for your feet.  Their product line is extensive with everything you need to ensure your feet stay happy no matter what activity you are doing.  At Sidas, they know that every foot is different, and the needs of everyone are also different.  This is why their product line includes drop-in, semi-custom, and custom insoles.  Whether you are racing The Rut, just getting into trail running, or just need a comfortable insole for work, Sidas has you covered.

The OnX Backcountry App is the perfect tool for Rut Runners looking to plan their next adventure. Users can find trails and hikes in their region, download maps for offline use and GPS navigation, and plan their next trail run, ski tour, or more.