Race Info


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The 2016 Weekend Instructions will be coming soon.  As a point of reference, you can review the 2015 runner instructions by clicking the following link:

Runner Instructions 2015 – Opens as a PDF document  (updated 4/30/2015)

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Click Here or on the map to download the PDF with more information

CourseMapThumbnailIn keeping with our western Montana heritage, the Trail Rail Run utilizes old railroad grades from both the Northern Pacific Railroad and the Milwaukee Railroad.  These wide railroad beds are dirt and gravel, and are never more than a 2% grade, making the Trail Rail Run a great alternative to road running.  The running surface is forgiving, and the course won’t require the intensity of training that single track or steep and difficult inclines can demand.

Here’s another link showing elevation changes and other information CLICK HERE

Map of St.Regis (PDF)
(Packet Pickup, Registration, Bus Shuttle, Finish Line)

50 Mile/50 Mile Relay:          (50.5 miles actual distance).  Starts in Mullan, Idaho and finishes in St. Regis, Montana. START TIME: 6am Idaho time (7am Montana time)

50K:                (33 miles actual distance).  Starts at the Taft Site in Montana, finishes in St. Regis, Montana. START TIME: 8am Montana time

30K:                (19.5 miles actual distance).  Starts at Haugan/Savenac in Montana, finishes in St. Regis, Montana. START TIME: 9am Montana time

12K:                (7.5 miles actual distance).  Starts at Ward Creek Road in Montana, finishes in St. Regis, Montana START TIME: 10am Montana time

Timing Company: Competitive Timing http://competitivetiming.com/

Altitude: The highest point of the Trail Rail Run is at Lookout Pass, an elevation of 4,700 feet. Only the 50 Mile participants cross Lookout Pass. The start of the 50 Miler is at 3,278 feet in Mullan, Idaho, and you have 8 miles to gradually ascend to Lookout.

The lowest point of the Trail Rail Run is at the finish in St. Regis, at 2,635 feet.

Registration Fees

Me First                                                        Through March 31, 2016

12K:    $30
30K:    $50
50K:    $75
50M:   $100
50M Relay Participant:    $50
50M Hand Cyclist:   $100

Looking Good for Race Day             April 1 – May 31, 2016

12K:    $30
30K:    $60
50K:    $90
50M:   $125
50M Relay Participant: $60
50M Hand Cyclist:  $125

Trail Rail Run will make every effort to provide individual, 50-Mile Finishers a jacket, however, any registration after April 18th, will not be guarantee a jacket or that the jacket will be available the day of the race.

The Sure Thing                                        June 1 – June 17, 2016

12K:    $35
30K:    $70
50K:    $110
50M:   $135
50M Relay Participant: $70
50M Hand Cyclist:  $135

Age Divisions

10 and Under

Time Limit

All participants, no matter which event, must have crossed the finish line in St. Regis by 9 pm, Saturday, June 18th.

Packet Pick Up

Packet Pick Up takes place at the St. Regis Visitor Center on Friday, June 17th, from 3pm to 7pm.

Aid Stations

Sustenance at your aid stations is brought to you by Missoula Fresh Market, Hammer Nutrition and your lovely aid station volunteers.

There are nine Aid Stations on the course.  A variety of foods, water and HEED endurance drink by Hammer Nutrition will be available at aid stations.  Assortment includes items such as jelly beans, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, potatoes, pretzels, granola bars, oranges, Endurolytes by Hammer Nutrition, Hammer Gel, homemade cookies by inspired aid stations, and the like.  There is a medical person at each aid station with basic medical supplies.  There is also a HAM operator and transportation to the finish area if necessary.


There are toilets at aid stations, the beginning, and finish.

Gear Bags and Drop Bags

GEAR BAGS Runners of the 50 Mile, 50K and 30K may leave gear bags at the start which will be transported to the finish.  Gear Bags hold your clothes that you are wearing when you are standing around at the starting line – Like an extra sweatshirt or sweatpants that you don’t intend to wear while running.  There is a designated vehicle to return the Gear Bags to the finish area, where the gear bags will be waiting for you.  Be sure to mark them well.  We are not responsible for lost items.

DROP BAGS Additionally, 50 Mile registrants may prepare two (2) drop bags and 50K registrants may prepare one (1) drop bag.  Drop Bag location #1 for 50 Mile participants is at the Dominion Trestle Aid Station (#3).  Drop Bag location #2 for both 50 Mile and 50K participants is at the DeBorgia Aid Station (#7).  Drop Bags are bags that you prepare for yourself with items you wish to access on your run.  Extra nutrition, sunscreen, balm, a change of shoes, socks, etc.  You leave it at registration, we take it to the respective aid station, you use it, we bring it back to the finish.  Mark it well.  We are not responsible for lost items.

Bus Shuttle

Bus shuttles to the starting lines will start in St. Regis and transport runners to the 50 Mile, 50K, 30K and 12K starting lines.  Fees are $15 for the 50 Mile or the 50K, $10 for the 30K, and $5 for the 12K (no parking at 12K start).


Top 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers, Male and Female for each event.

Top three in each age group

Participant Awards

Cool shirts, great scenery, good food and a great time.  Cross the finish line and receive your own used railroad spike with engraved plate.

Course Records

12K Male: Dan Yovichin, Coeur d’Alene ID 46:58 2015
12K Female: Nikki Parnell, Missoula, MT 52:23 2014

30K Male: Chase Parnell, Missoula MT 1:59:41 2014
30K Female: Trisha Drobeck, Missoula MT 2:07:04 2013

50K Male: Chris Kollar, Missoula, MT 3:28:29 2013
50K Female: Anna Zielaski, Missoula MT  4:15:05 2015

50M Male: Curtis Moen, Butte MT 7:32:19 2015
50M Female: Rebecca Ulizio, Whitefish MT 7:36:53 2014

Liz Ann Kudrna, Bozeman, MT  11:02:19 2015
David Poole, Bozeman, MT  9:26:11 2015

Changes and Cancellations

For a processing fee, you have the ability to make changes in your registration up until Friday, June 3rd.  You can make edits in your registration by going to the Registration Page and clicking on the appropriate link.

There are no cancellations, but you may move your registration to next year’s event, contingent upon the occurrence of a 2017 event, for a processing fee, and if requests are received via email no later that June 3, 2016.  Simply contact the race director by email at: