We will limit The Blue Mountain 30k to 150 participants.
NO refunds, deferrals, or bib transfers. If the race is cancelled due to COVID-19 or wildfires, we will issue a 100% refund (minus processing fees).
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm: Packet pickup at Runner’s Edge
Race day packet pick up: You must pick up your packet in the start/finish area within 30 minutes of your start time. Runners can arrive 30 minutes prior to their start time. No earlier, please. Runners can pick up their bibs and shirt when they arrive at the event. Once you park you may grab your bib and shirt, use the restroom, etc. We ask that you refrain from gathering in large groups before your race begins.
We will have three, 30-minute starting windows to reduce crowding.
Starting Window #1: 7:30 – 8:00 am
Starting Window #2: 8:00 – 8:30 am
Starting Window #3: 8:30 – 9:00 am
2:00 pm: Course closes
Blue Mtn 30K T-shirt
4 Aid Stations over 18 miles
A great trail race that helps support the Hellgate High School Cross Country Team!
The course starts at Peak Health and Wellness Center then follows Blue Mountain Rd. for half of a mile to the Blue Mountain Recreation Area trailhead. From there the course follows single track dirt trails with multiple climbs on a loop through the recreation area. The course finishes with another half mile on the Blue Mountain Rd. returning back to the finish Line at the Peak Health and Wellness Center. A more detailed course description and map can be found at the event website soon. Course surfaces are 5% paved road, 5% dirt road, and 90% single track dirt trails.
Distance: 18.6 miles
Total elevation gain: 3,600 ft
Total elevation loss: 3,600 ft
Lowest point of course: 3,149 ft
Highest point of course: 4,783 ft
There will be four well-stocked aid stations on the course. All will have food, water, and a selection of Hammer Nutrition Products. Face masks will be required for participants using an aid station. We will provide hand sanitizer at the aid station, and volunteers will be wearing face masks and gloves.
Aid Station #1: 5.75 Miles
Aid Station #2: 9.2 Miles
Aid Station#3: 11.25 Miles
Aid Station #4: 14.5 Miles
Aid Stations will Provide
Electrolyte drink (Heed)
We will have water & electrolyte drinks in disposable cups at the aid stations. Per Missoula Health Department requirements, we will not be a cupless event this year.
Start/Finish area will be at: Peak Health and Wellness Center Located at 5000 Blue Mountain Rd. Missoula, Mt. A great portion of this race is situated in the Lolo National Forest.