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!
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.
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:
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: