11 Miles to Paradise | October 3rd, 2021

For 2021, 11 Miles to Paradise will take place on Sunday, October 3rd.

This 10.6 mile point-to-point race runs through Lolo National Forest on rolling single-track trail alongside the Clark Fork River.  After the race, runners will be shuttled to Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort to enjoy post race food, drinks, and soak in the hot pools. Each participant will receive a stylish 11 Miles to Paradise T-shirt, custom drop bag,  bus shuttle to race start, chip timing, finisher award, and snacks at the finish line!

“I wanted to thank you for all your work in making 11 Miles to Paradise such an enjoyable event. What a great place for the after race festivities too! This is definitely one we will put on next year’s calendar.”

Carolyn Mirich

“From registration, to the finish line, to the soak at Quinn’s Hot Springs, it was spectacular!”

Daniel Carney

Registration:

Sign up here!

Registration Price | $65

If the race fills, we will be offering a waitlist.

Lodging:

If you’re interested in staying at Quinn’s Hot Springs Saturday and/or Sunday night, please use the group code below when booking. If booking your room online, enter the group code below under “Rate Options” or call Quinn’s at 406-826-3150.

  • Group Code: 2111MP

Refund Policy:

We hope to see you at the start line, but we understand things happen.

  • Currently registered participants have until August 17th to receive a 75% refund (minus processing fees).
  • There will be no deferrals, race transfers, or refunds after August 17th.

How to Process a Refund

  • Sign In to RunSignUp
  • Go to “Profile”
  • Click “My Registered Races”
  • Click “Manage” next to the registration to manage your refund or deferral

Schedule:

10.2.21

  • 10:00am-4:00pm: Packet Pickup at Runner’s Edge.

10.3.21 (Race Day)

  • 9:00am:  Race Start

Waves, start times, and bus shuttle departure TBA

Runners Receive:

  • Tri-blend T-Shirt
  • Finisher Award
  • Gear Bag
  • A shuttle from Quinn’s to the race start and back to Quinn’s after the finish
  • Hammer Nutrition products for fueling at our halfway Aid Station.
  • Homemade cookies and snacks at the finish line
  • Chip timing by Competitive Timing

Drop Bag

  • Runners will be provided with a custom drop bag this year! We will transport your bag from the starting line to the finish area for you when you’re done.   You must use the drop bag we provide you with.

Aid Station

There is one aid station located approximately halfway through the course.  See the course map below for more detail.

Aid stations will provide:

This race is held on Lolo National Forest Lands and is permitted through the Superior Ranger District.

Course

The course begins on an old two track forest service road for one mile before narrowing down into single-track for the rest of the course.  The trail weaves and rolls through the forest next to the Clark Fork river while contouring along small drainages and hillsides. The second half of the course has rolling hills, but overall the course is a net elevation loss. The race ends at the Ferry Landing Fishing access site along State Route 135, approximately 7 miles west of Quinn’s Hot Springs. Take advantage of the COLD waters of the Clark Fork to ice the legs before heading on the shuttle back to Quinn’s.

Course Map

To view the map, click “Load 11 Miles to Paradise.” 

COVID Guidelines:

  • If you are feeling sick or if anyone in your home is exhibiting Covid symptoms, please stay home.
  • Masks are no longer required at the event. However, if you are not vaccinated we highly recommend you wear a mask when you cannot socially distance from others.
  • We will offer a rolling start window of 10 minutes so that race participants can spread out and limit congestion. Our events are chip timed, so your time will begin when you cross the start mat.  You, however, must start with the gun if you are competing for top 3 overall awards.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided in the start finish area and at aid stations for runner’s use.  Aid stations will be set up in a way to limit congestion and  contact as much as possible.
  • We will offer a post race meal and our volunteers will do all the serving and handling of food instead of allowing participants to serve themselves.
  • Finally, we respect each and every persons right to feel safe. If you feel uncomfortable at any time we support you in your decision to wear a mask and stay distant from others at our event.

Volunteers

We are always looking for volunteers to help out at our races! Whether it is with parking, packet pick up, or working an aid station, there are a wide variety of roles which you can be a part of.  Thank you for taking the time to make our events possible–we are forever grateful to our volunteers!

Sign up to volunteer here.

Volunteers will receive:

  • $15 Runner’s Edge gift card
  • 11 Miles to Paradise T-shirt
  • Post race lunch and soak at Quinn’s Hot Springs

Results:

Archived Results

11 Miles to Paradise | Top 10 All Time

Questions?

Please email anders@runnersedgemt.com

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support of this event!

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