11 Miles to Paradise | October 8th, 2023
SOLD OUT – WAITLIST OPEN
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.”
“From registration, to the finish line, to the soak at Quinn’s Hot Springs, it was spectacular!”
SOLD OUT – You can still sign up for the waitlist HERE.
Add On Options (Details below)
The race is capped at 750 participants.
We hope to see you at the start line, but we understand things happen.
Quinn’s Hot Springs Pool Pass ($10)
Quinn’s Hot Springs Pool Pass is to be used between 11-3 PM. If you are planning on staying the night at Quinn’s Hot Springs, you do not need to purchase a pool pass. Please note that a pool pass is not complementary with your race entry fee–you must purchase a pool pass to soak at Quinn’s after the race.
Post Race Lunch at Quinn’s ($14)
Your choice of lunch is provided by Quinn’s Hot Springs. Lunch options are a cheeseburger, a veggie burger, or a pulled pork sandwich. All sandwiches are served with a drink and a choice of side (potato or pasta salad). Please note that a meal ticket is not complementary with your race entry fee–you must purchase a meal ticket to eat at Quinn’s after the race.
Have friends or family coming along? Buy them a lunch or pool pass now to save time on race day if you would like. All lunch and pool pass tickets will be given out at Quinn’s on race day.
Missoula Bus Shuttle ($10)
We offer an optional bus ride from Missoula to the race start. This shuttle will leave Missoula on race morning at 7:00 AM, drop you off directly at the race start in St. Regis, and drive you back to Missoula from Quinn’s Hot Springs at 2:30 PM.
Taking the bus allows you to avoid the hassle of driving, save on gas, and the convenience of not parking at Quinn’s and getting on another shuttle to the start on race morning. If you choose to take the Missoula Shuttle, you must pick up your packet on Saturday.
10.8.23 (Race Day)
We will notify you of your starting wave on Monday, October 2nd. Starting wave assignments will be based on your response to the “estimated finish time” question during registration.
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.
The course begins on an old two-track forest service road for one mile before narrowing down to 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.
To view the map, click “Load 11 Miles to Paradise.”
Quinn’s Hot Springs and Resort is currently booked out for the 2023 race weekend, but there is lodging in Saint Regis, Plains, and camping along the Clark Fork River off of Highway 135.
Additionally, if you’re coming from Missoula, we do offer a bus shuttle from Missoula to the race start. You can sign up for the bus on RunSignUp.
Looking for some guidance on your path to the race start line? Try out a training plan designed exclusively for 11 Miles to Paradise by Forrest Boughner of Alpine Running Guides. Plans will include a gradual build-up of weekly mileage and long runs as well as a weekly workout.
8-week training plans begin August 14th, 2023. You will receive an email from Alpine Running Guides at the end of July with a link to collect your average weekly mileage. This data will be used to build your specific training plan.
Plans do not include feedback or adjustments if you miss days. If you are looking for more in-depth training or coaching please reach out to Forrest at email@example.com or visit the Alpine Running Guides website.
Training Plans will be available for purchase during registration for $60.
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 that you can be a part of. Thank you for taking the time to make our events possible–we are forever grateful to our volunteers!
Volunteers will receive:
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