Trail Rail Run TeamNothing is more fun than getting your running friends together and heading out for an adventure. At the Trail Rail Run we’re all about it. To honor that group effort there is a group discount operation in place. Here are the major points:

1. There are two levels of group discounts: 5-9 people and 10+ people.
2. Because the discount amount is based on group size, it will be RETROACTIVE and come as a REFUND. In other words, the amount will be determined and the refund will come to you after the event. That gives you up until the last minute to add people to your group.
3. Discounts range from $5 to $20 depending on what race, how many in your group and when you register.
4. Group members do not need to be running the same race.
5. What constitutes a group? Any group such as the Marathon Maniacs, 50 Staters, your running club, your business, your best running friends, etc.
6. If you have already registered and now have identified that there is a group with whom you are associated, no need to panic. Once your group has been established your registration can be adjusted to show your group participation.
7. It is a bit of an honor system and it worked well in our inaugural year. We hope you’ll take this is in the spirit in which it is intended so it can be continued.
8. You need to email me if you have a group.

So get your friends together and register for the Trail Rail Run!

Trail Head brings Patagonia Houdini Jacket to 50 Mile Trail Rail Run

Trail Head Logo

The Trail Head of Missoula, Montana has signed on as the 50 Mile Trail Rail Run Sponsor. With their sponsorship comes exciting news for 50 Mile Runners… all finishers of the 50 Mile Trail Rail Run will receive a Patagonia Houdini Jacket upon crossing the finish line in St. Regis Park. There are only 75 jackets so the race is now capped at 75 registrants.

If you want to be one of the lucky 50 Mile runners who receives a Houdini Jacket, REGISTER NOW!

Women's Patagonia Houdini Jacket
Women’s Patagonia Houdini Jacket
Men's Patagonia Houdini Jacket
Men’s Patagonia Houdini Jacket


Parking in St. Regis and the Trail Rail Run

Parking in St. Regis is extremely limited.  When you arrive to catch your bus, please do not park in front of the St. Regis Travel Center on the road or in the parking lot.  There is no parking alongside the road.

The USFS made a special parking area for you.  You can see it on the map.

Come to St. Regis.  Turn left so you’re driving past the St. Regis Travel Center.  Pass the St. Regis Park sign.  Once you get past St. Regis Park, and about a mile from the St. Regis Travel Center, you’ll see a field on the right.  That is our special parking.  The great news about that is that it is super close to the finish line in the park!

There will be a shuttle to get you from parking back to the St. Regis Travel Center.  Or you can walk to stretch your legs.

Please do not come screaming into St. Regis at the last second before your bus leaves and park in the first parking lot you see.  Give yourself plenty of time to park in the correct spot and make it back to your bus on time.  St. Regis is a friendly but teeny tiny town and it doesn’t take very many cars parked all day before there is no parking at all for someone who is coming there to do something besides the Trail Rail Run, like purchase gas or a hamburger or antiques.

Thanks for being considerate of our hosts!

HAM Radio Operators and the Trail Rail Run

As fate would have it, the Trail Rail Run inaugural event is taking place on the same day as a very important HAM Radio Operator annual event called Field Day.  It’s big and it’s regional and virtually every HAM operator in multiple states attends.

This posed problematic since cell phone reception is little to nonexistent in the narrow, cell-phone-tower-free canyon from Lookout to St. Regis.  The call went out searching for any HAM operators not attending Field Day and willing to help.  They have already been at work making sure that repeaters are operational and that communication will be assured.  Put your hands together for the following HAM Operators who are coming from near and far:

Gary Roth from Goldendale, WA

Steve Mendez from Coeur d’Alene, ID

Jerry Hooper from Kellogg, ID

Keith Newell from Mullan, ID

Dave Dorward from Hamilton, MT

Randall Jones from Newman Lake, WA

Mike Fell from St. Regis, MT

Kenneth House from Spokane, WA

Lyle Loshbaugh from north of Spokane, WA

Jeff Brubaker from Helena, MT

Bill Eehardt from Helena, MT

Be sure to thank them!

Awards Ceremonies

There will be Awards Ceremonies on race day at St. Regis Park in the finish area.  There is a pair of running shoes for the overall male and female winners of each event brought to you by Fleet Feet Coeur d’Alene, plus age group awards and door prizes.  Ceremony times are approximate as follows:

10K = noon

30K = 1pm

50K = 3pm

50 Mile = 4pm

Be sure to hang around it will be fun!