“Very well organized and well run event! The volunteers all did an amazing job and the professionalism of the event was top-notch…”
We’re looking forward to another great year with the 2nd Trail Rail Run.
WE HAVE NOW CAPPED THE 50 MILE RACE AT 75 RUNNERS! 50 Mile Runners will receive a Patagonia Houdini jacket upon crossing the finish line in St. Regis, Montana, compliments of sponsor the Trail Head of Missoula. Please see the blog.
For event weekend runner instructions click the following link: Runner Instructions 2014
In 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.
50 Mile: (52 miles actual distance). Starts in Mullan, Idaho and finishes in St. Regis, Montana. START TIME: 6am Idaho time (7am Montana time)
50K: (33.5 miles actual distance). Starts at the Taft Site in Montana, finishes in St. Regis, Montana. START TIME: 8am Montana time
30K: (19.2 miles actual distance). Starts at Haugan/Savenac in Montana, finishes in St. Regis, Montana. START TIME: 9am Montana time
12K: (7.6 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.
10 and Under
All participants, no matter which event, must have crossed the finish line in St. Regis by 9 pm, Saturday June 21st.
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, 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
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 drop bags and 50K registrants may prepare one 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, 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 shuttles to the starting lines will start in St. Regis and transport runners to the 50 Mile, 50K, 30K and 10K starting lines. Fees are $15 for the 50 Mile, $10 for the 50K, $10 for the 30K and $5 for the 10K.
Top Male and Female finishers overall
Top three in each age group
Cool shirts, great scenery, good food and a great time. Cross the finish line and receive your own used railroad spike with plaque.
12K Male: Pat Judge, Helena MT 54:21:70 2013
12K Female: Kate Valerio, St. Regis MT 1:02:24:22 2013
30K Male: Dean Jordan, Missoula MT 2:24:31:79 2013
30K Female: Trisha Drobeck, Missoula MT 2:07:04:45 2013
50K Male: Chris Kollar, Missoula, MT 3:28:29:63 2013
50K Female: Alyssa Shaw, Coeur d’Alene ID 4:17:45:61 2013
50M Male: George Erickson, Missoula MT 7:45:55:05 2013
50M Female: Carmel Ablitt, Post Falls ID 8:55:48:16 2013
Changes and Cancellations
You have the ability to make changes in your registration up until Friday, June 6th. 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: June 20, 2015. Simply contact the race director at email@example.com.