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Events in and around North Central Montana brought to you by a team of local event Race Directors and Sponsors.
RaceMT's Great Falls Trail Series....
All events will occur in and around Great falls. It will be a points based system with points awarded for each of the 3 events. You must participate in all 3 races to be eligible for the prizes at the conclusion of the series. You can sign up for the entire series in advance and save a few dollars or sign up for each race individually. Celebrate with us at the Squirrels Gone Nutz party after the final race. Top Overall and Masters Women and Men will be crowned. Limited to 1st 150 participants each race.
$35.00 for each individual event +($5.00) additional for #2 series if you run with your dog
$90 for entire series in advance +($5.00) if you plan on running with your dog in the #2 series race.
You can register on line at www.prerace.com, mail in registration to Race MT or race day registration until 30 minutes prior to start time.
REGISTRATION FORM -
PO Box 3144
Great Falls, MT 59403
See Event Descriptions below.
Slide Shows from 2012 Trail Series
Click HERE for how the Trail Series Point system works.
Mail in registrations must be in the mail by the Tuesday prior to the race, otherwise we might miss receiving your registration.
There will be race day registration, but please do not wait to register if you know you are going to run! It makes race day chaotic when runners all wait to register! :)
All age groups are welcome to run
Parking is limited at each event, please carpool if possible.
Timing method will be based on number of participants. (Lots=timing equipment, few=wristwatch!)
In the event we bring timing equipment, we will pull tags (no chip timing).
Packet Pickup is before each event.
Trail runs are "at your own risk".. trail running is DIFFERENT from running on flat pavement so please be prepared for trail conditions.
For more information on each event please download the registration form or see below.
Awards & Recognition to follow each race. See below for information on awards
Ryan Dam Trail head North Shore access - 3.13 miles -
Race Starts at Ryan Dam trail head and will be marked by glow sticks. BYOH, bring your own headlamp. There is approximately 200 meters of wide trail so hurry and get in position, because it turns to single track after that. This first section is rolling hills for 1.7 miles with some technical sections. On the way back you will have a long and gradual climb with a nice section of prairie flats, then a short fast decent to the finish. This should be a leg masher! Limited parking, carpooling is recommend. Parking at trail head and down at Recreation Center near the dam, approximately ¼ mile away from start. Water and light snacks will be provided at start and finish.
August 31st, 8am - Race #2 Squirrel Mayhem:
Lewis & Clark Overlook - 7.97 miles -
Race starts at Lewis & Clark Overlook which overlooks Rainbow Falls. I know it will be hard to take your eyes off the spectacular scenery; quite possibly you can enjoy it on the way back,… or not. The first several hundred meters of the race will be on a paved bike trail, and then you will be diverted onto single track. The race consists of single track with several jeep trails to follow until you reach Cochran Dam. Here you are just short of the ½ way point and the way back is mostly technical single track. Hopefully you have a lot left in the tank. Remember what goes down must come back up. Dogs are welcome for this run and need to be on leash. An extra fee of $5.00 for pets will be assessed. Donations and additional funds collected for furry runners will go to the Animal Shelter. Limited parking, carpooling is recommended. Water and snacks will be provided at start and finish. At three points on the course there will be water ONLY, at approximately 2 miles, at turn around and 2 miles from finish. A Kid’s fun run to be held after.
September 28th, 8am - Race #3 Squirrels Gone Nutz:
Morony Dam Trailhead - 8.2 miles -
The race starts at the bottom of the gravel road located across from the dam. You will have several hundred meters of mostly uphill climb before you funnel through the gate headed towards Ryan Dam. This trail is all single track, except for the short section on the start and finish. The ½ way point is at the Ryan Dam trail head (race #1). There is limited parking at Sulphur Springs Trail Head and Morony Dam, so carpooling is recommended. A Kid’s fun run is to be held after. Hikers are welcome to do the Sulphur Springs walk which is approximately 2 miles. Walkers will be started at the same time as runners on adjacent trail. Lots of give aways for walkers, kids and trail racers. Top 3 men and women for the series will be crowned. Top 3 masters men and women to be crowned. Lots of good food drink and fun to be had to wind up the series.
- 1st Place: 75 pts
- 2nd Place: 67 pts
- 3rd Place: 56 pts
- 4th Place: 51 pts
Your lowest 8 scores will be summed to determine your placement overall. Overall winners will not be eligible for age group awards (no double dipping). Age groups are Open (0-39), Masters (40-up),. The top 3 overall and top 3 Masters will be recognized and receive Chasing Squirrels Awards at the party, (the last race).
Awards & Recognition:
Each race will consist of an award for Overall female and male as well as door prizes to be drawn and given away. The final race the Overall Men and Women as well as Overall Men and Women Masters will be crowned.
- Top three overall
- Top three Masters (age 40 & up)