In 2018 we used over 20,000 disposable cups at our events. That’s a lot of trash! Moving forward we are working on ways to host more sustainable, community minded events and part of that is a commitment to reducing waste.

For 2019 all Runner’s Edge races will be entirely cupless!

What this means for you:

-If you are going to want fluids on the course please plan on bringing your own bottle, or collapsible cup. We will still have water and electrolyte drinks at aid stations, just nothing to put them in!

-If you would like to take advantage of pre-race coffee or hot chocolate (event dependent) please plan on bringing your favorite travel mug.

-For post race fluids (recovery drink, water, beer, mimosas, chocolate milk, bloody mary’s, etc.) please remember to bring an extra cup in your travel bag. In case you forget, we will have a fleet of reusable cups for you to borrow for finish line beverages that you can return and we will wash for the next event.

-We will do a better job of marking recycling bins, trash bins, and compost bins. Moving forward any plates, bowls, and flatware that we provide for post-race meals will be compostable. Please be aware of what bin you are tossing items.

Our ultimate goal is to leave an event with less than one bag of trash. Going cupless is one step in the process and we want to help you help us! If you don’t have a bottle option or collapsible cup we will give you a cup if you plan on running one of the Runner’s Edge Trail Series events.

Thank you for helping us reach this goal. If you have any questions please let us know.

 

The final two races in our 2016 Trail Race Series are coming soon!

Sentinel Hill Climb
The historic race up Missoula’s most iconic peak is just a few weeks away.  Run, walk, or crawl your way to the top of mount Sentinel with a hundred of your closest friends before coming back down for Big Dipper Ice Cream, a 2016 Sentinel Hill Climb Mug and more.  Find more info and register online HERE.

Snowlbowl 15k
Come join us for the second annual Snowbowl 15K Trail Run up at Snowbowl Ski Area.  This great course includes a challenging double track ascent to the top of the Grizzly Chair before descending down the fun and flowy Beargrass highway trail to the base area.  The biggest challenge of the race? Not stopping to take in the view from the top or to pick huckleberries on the descent. More info and online registration can be found HERE.

That’s right, you can sign up for our next two trail races, The Sentinel Hill Climb on July 24th, and the Snowbowl 15K on August 6th.

Both events also serve as the final races in our 2016 Runner’s Edge Trail Race Series for those looking to move up in their rankings.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Looking for the perfect spring race to kick off your trail running season?  Well you’re in luck! There’s still space in our inaugural Bitterroot Runoff Trail Runs. With a 5 & 10 mile option, this race follows a smooth single track trails in the hills above Lolo.

After running this beautiful course that is perfect for the beginner to advanced runner, participants will receive a Bitterroot Runoff Buff, post race BBQ and a complimentary Big Sky Brewing beer.

This race is the first event in the 2016 Runner’s Edge Trail Race Series. Check out the series page for more info on scoring and the other great trail races included by clicking HERE.

For more information or to register for the Bitterroot Runoff, please click HERE