The 26.2 mile course starts on unpaved Jackson Creek Road at historic Malmborg School. Runners follow Jackson Creek Road to paved Bridger Canyon Road. Breathtaking views of the Bridger Mountains and an easy downhill grade make up this section of the race.
Runners then turn to unpaved Kelly Canyon Road and encounter a challenging hill that leads to the campsite where Captain William Clark and other expedition members camped in 1806. This marks the halfway point of the race.
Next, the course opens onto blacktop, passes near the historic Fort Ellis archeological site and heads into town following Bozeman Trail and Kagy Boulevard. Runners hit scenic trails in Bozeman proper, crossing through Lindley and Burke Parks before heading southwest to Sourdough Trail, then west to the finish line at Sacajawea Middle School.
All marathon finishers receive a long sleeve T-shirt and finisher’s medal.
Teams of four will follow the marathon
course with each team member
completing approximately 1/4 of the course.
All marathon relay finishers receive a long sleeve T-shirt.
The 13.1 mile course starts on Kelly Canyon
Road, near the Lewis and Clark campsite. The course follows the
second half of the marathon course along the same beautiful trails
in Bozeman ending at Sacajawea Middle School.
All half marathon finishers will receive a long sleeve T-shirt.
TRANSPORTATION to the starting lines
of each race is provided and
MANDATORY! There is no parking at
either race start. Participant buses will leave from the Sacajawea Middle School parking
lot. Specific details will be provided in the
Runner Information Sheet in the runner
packets. Transportation is also provided to
each relay start location.
Marathon & half marathon have the
following male/female runner divisions:
under 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, over 70. Relay: Male, Female, Co-ed.
The course will remain open for 5 hours
from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. representing an
11.5 minute per mile pace for the full
marathon. Anyone remaining on the
course after 2 p.m. must provide their own
support. The finish line will continue to
operate until 3 p.m. allowing marathon
finishers 6 hours to complete the course.
The average fall temperature in Bozeman
is 55 degrees. Temperatures can range
from 35 to 70 degrees. Participants should
plan for possible wind, rain or even snow.
Water and a sports drink will be available
every 2 to 2.5 miles throughout the course. Each station will have Vaseline and a drop
box which will be brought to the finish line.
Porta-potties will be located at the 5, 6.5, 13.1,
16, and 21 mile marks.