Race Info


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2024 Runner Instructions

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Packet Pickup

Preferred packet pick up including shirts and goody bags will be from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. June 14th in St. Regis at the Community/Visitor’s Center.   Some race numbers can be picked up on Saturday at the St. Regis Travel Center from 5am until the shuttle bus for each race leaves, at which point the remaining running bibs will be sent to the starting line. This will not include access to shirts and goody bags which will be at the finish line.

Bus Departures

Bus Departure Times from St. Regis Travel Center in St. Regis, Montana on Saturday, June 15th:

50 MILE bus leaves at 6:00 a.m. – race starts at 7:00 a.m. Montana time which is 6:00 a.m. Idaho time – remember – YOU ARE CROSSING TIME ZONES!**

50K bus leaves at 6:30 a.m. – race starts at 8:00 a.m.**

30K bus leaves at 8:00 a.m. – race starts at 9:00 a.m.**

12K bus leaves at 9:15 a.m. – race starts at 10:00 a.m.**

5K bus leaves at 9:30 a.m. – race starts at 10:15 a.m.**

**bus leave times may vary due to road construction**

Make sure you have your bus ticket!

More Information

Get the latest news and information for the Trail Rail Run on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/TrailRailRun.   Like us today!  Or, follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrailRailRun.  Also, be sure to check the BLOG posts on this website.

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 miles actual distance).  Starts in Mullan, Idaho and finishes in St. Regis, Montana. START TIME: 6:00 am Idaho time (7am Montana time)

50K:                (33 miles actual distance).  Starts at the Taft Site in Montana, finishes in St. Regis, Montana. START TIME: 8:00 am Montana time

30K:                (19.5 miles actual distance).  Starts at Haugan/Savenac in Montana, finishes in St. Regis, Montana. START TIME: 9:00 am Montana time

12K:                (7.5 miles actual distance).  Starts at Ward Creek Road in Montana, finishes in St. Regis, Montana START TIME: 10:00 am Montana time

5K:                     (4 miles actual distance). Starts at Two Mile in Montana, finishes in St. Regis, Montana START TIME: 10:15 am

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 December 30, 2023

5K:       $25                                                                                                                     12K:    $45
30K:    $75
50K:    $95
50M:   $115
50M Relay Participant:    $50
50M Hand Cyclist:   $100

Looking Good for Race Day             December 31, 2023 – March 13, 2024

5K:       $35                                                                                                                     12K:    $55
30K:    $85
50K:    $105
50M:   $125
50M Relay Participant: $60
50M Hand Cyclist:  $100

Trail Rail Run will make every effort to provide individual, 50-Mile Finishers a jacket, however, any registration after April 10th, will not be guarantee a jacket or that the jacket will be available the day of the race.

The Sure Thing                                         March 14, 2024 – May 26, 2024

5K:       $40
12K:     $60
30K:    $90
50K:    $110
50M:   $150
50M Relay Participant: $70
50M Hand Cyclist:  $100

The Late Bloomer                                         May 27, 2024 – June 14, 2024

5K:       $45                                                                                                                    12K:    $70
30K:    $100
50K:    $130
50M:   $175
50M Relay Participant: $80
50M Hand Cyclist:  $100

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 15th.

The cut-off times for the 50 mile and 50K runners are:

Brimstone Creek Aid Station: 11:30 am

DeBoriga Aid Station: 4:30 pm

Packet Pick Up

Packet Pick Up takes place at the St. Regis Visitor Center/St. Regis Community Center on Friday, June 14th, from 3pm to 7pm.

Aid Stations

Sustenance at your aid stations is brought to you by St. Regis Community Council, 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, pickle juice, 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 or the 5K (minimal to no parking at the 5K or 12K start).

Top Finisher Awards

Top 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers – Male and Female for each solo running event receive prizes from Fleet Feet Sports of Coeur d’Alene.

Top runner in each age group will be recognized at the award ceremony.

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.

Year 1-10 Course Records

5K Male: Matt Braverman, Florence, MT 29:16.88 2018
5K Female: Elizabeth Malinak, Otis Orchards, WA 32:30.20 2018

12K Male: Tim Caramore, Missoula, MT 43:30.66 2016
12K Female: Nikki Parnell, Missoula, MT 52:23 2014

30K Male: Michael Laforest, Missoula MT 1:52:42.22 2018
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: Gregory Liebl, Apple Valley MN 6:36:28.97 2017
50M Female: Madison Hart, Boulder CO 7:25:11.45 2017

Sherene Ricci, Missoula, MT 10:43:13.00 2016
David Poole, Bozeman, MT  9:26:11 2015

Something Provisional, Missoula, MT 6:31:20.69 2016

Changes and Cancellations

For a processing fee, you have the ability to make changes in your registration up until May 31st.  You can make edits in your registration by emailing trailrailrun@gmail.com

There are no cancellations, but you may move your registration to next year’s event,  for a processing fee, and if requests are received via email no later than May 31, 2024.  Simply contact the race director by email at: