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!

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!

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.

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.

Alpine Running Guides’ mission is to offer quality running experiences, to those wanting a safe environment to explore in the mountains; as well as help runners build the necessary fitness for mountain travel. ARG is designed to foster an appreciation for wilderness and nurture the adventurous spirit inherent in all trail runners by leading trail running trips and coaching trail runners of all abilities. The team at ARG offers guided trail running trips, personal running coaching, trip planning, and logistics.   

We are excited to partner with Best Day Brewing and to provide an N/A beer option to our runners this year. Best Day is beer inspired by an ethos: Best Day Yet. It’s a belief in the celebration of now, and an ever optimistic perspective on the future. With this in mind they crafted their non-alcoholic craft beers to toast those moments when everything clicks into place. In your Best Day Yet adventure these beers are a comma and not a period. We believe in and not or. 

Logic Vanworks was born from a lifelong passion for playing outside and a reverence for nature. Our mission is to help people embrace outdoor experiences on their own terms, without limits. We specialize in thoughtfully designed luxury overland vans, prioritizing state-of-the-art materials for each of our builds to ensure safety, capability, and comfort. We aim to push the boundaries of outdoor living, and believe that vanlife should be a personalized endeavor, with streamlined functionality and without restriction. Logic Vanworks opens up the world to those who are driven by a passion for exploration and adventure. Go further. Stay longer.  

FKT is eco-friendly performance eyewear made for doers. We’re a group of athletes and outdoor lovers dedicated to empowering adventures without killing the mountains we love. So grab a pair and go tick off a 14er or chase an FKT, we’ll protect your eyes and make you look good.

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.

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.

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.

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Simple, Delicious. Organic. Coffee doesn’t need to be complicated to be great. Delicious coffee should be simply coffee with nothing added unless you add it yourself (like cream and sugar.) That’s why BCRC sources 100% organic coffee to protect the people that grow it, the land it’s grown on, and to keep your cup organic.

For the last 23 years, Kahtoola has been focused on making the outdoors more accessible and rewarding by building exceptional products. Known for being one of the top destinations in the country for trail running, Kahtoola is based in Flagstaff, AZ. And their line of winter traction and gaiters offer runners all season safety and protection from the elements. Check out their gaiters to keep your feet in perfect condition so you can focus on crushing those mountains!

We are excited to announce our partnership with Garmin for the 2023 Rut! Garmin has been in the running watch game long before GPS watches for running watches even existed.  From the beginner runner to the elite, Garmin has watches for all abilities of athlete.  With long battery life, pairing with any smartphone, and wrist based heart rate, take your trail running to the next level with Garmin.

Planning for large financial goals- whether it’s retirement, putting your kiddos through college, or planning for a sabbatical, can feel daunting if you don’t break it down into smaller pieces. Kim and Josh from RBC Wealth Management call that “getting to the next aid station”. They’re here to help their clients think through their big-picture dreams AND then break them down into actionable steps with their financial goals. We are lucky to have Kim and Josh from RBC Wealth Management as partners for this year’s Rut.

Whether you’re experiencing foot and arch pain, or looking to level up your shoe’s stock insoles, CURREX has got you covered.  Designed by German sports scientists, CURREX insoles offer more support than a traditional insole, which can help prevent injury and reduce fatigue.

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