Mountain to Meadow | Half Marathon & 10k | Cancelled

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, we have made the hard decision to cancel the 2020 Mountain to Meadow Half Marathon & 10k. The health and well-being of our participants will always be our top priority, and with so much uncertainty surrounding large gatherings during this pandemic we feel that we cannot go forward with our event in June.

We will be offering a full refund to our current participants.  Though we would love nothing more than to have the race this year, please know that we are doing our best to keep the community active and engaged during this time.

Alongside Run Wild Missoula, we are promoting fun weekly virtual challenges which can be found here. Additionally, we have a bi-weekly Quarantine Q+A Series interviewing individuals within the running community and how they are coping with the pandemic. Visit our latest Quarantine Q+A at this link.

If you are looking for a fall event to add to your calendar, the Bitterroot Runoff has 5-mile & 10-mile options on private single-track trails outside of Lolo, Montana. Visit our events calendar to see our updated schedule.

Wishing you all health and wellness during these challenging times.


Thank you so much for your support,

The RE Events Team

The Mountain to Meadow Half Marathon & 10k follow Forest Service roads through flowering fields and sub-alpine forests.  Both races are loop courses that run counterclockwise starting and finish at the Lolo Pass Visitor’s Center.  Celebrate after the race with Big Dipper Ice Cream and Big Sky Beer!

Registration: Closed for 2020

This event is limited to 300 participants  

Schedule:

Please note that the 2020 Mountain to Meadow has been cancelled.

All times listed below are in Mountain Standard Time (MST)

Friday:

  • 12:00pm-3:00pm: Packet pick up in The Runner’s Edge basement.

Saturday (Race Day):

  • 8:00am-8:45am: Packet pick up/Race day registration
  • 9:00am: 1/2 Marathon race start
  • 9:15am: 10K race start
  • 10:00am-12:45pm: Post Race BBQ
  • 11:30pm: Awards
  • 12:45pm: Course Closes

Runners Receive:

  • Chip Timing
  • Post-Race BBQ
  • Mountain to Meadow Custom Dry Bag
  • A wonderful experience running through early spring blooms

Location:

All of the Mountain to Meadow races will start and finish in the parking lot of the Lolo Pass Visitor Center on the Idaho side of Lolo Pass at 5,233 feet.

Driving directions from Lolo:
-Head West on US Highway 12 for 38 miles. At the top of the pass the Visitor Center will be on your left.


Parking:

  • Parking at the Lolo Pass Visitor’s Center is limited.  Please carpool if you can!

Dogs are Welcome:

Most of the Runner’s Edge events are on single track trail, which limits canine companionship for safety, but Mountain to Meadow is not! So bring your canine friend, but please keep him or her on leash at all times and clean up any messes.

Half Marathon Course & Aid Stations: 

The half marathon has approximately 1500′ of climbing over 13.6 miles. Yes, 13.6! That means you get an extra half mile for free! The majority of the climbing is in the first half of the race. This section of the course offers excellent views into Idaho before you wrap around and look towards the Bitterroots. The latter half of the course descends through forested dirt road before joining up with the 10k course near Packer Meadow.

There will be five aid stations on the course.  Aid Station #1 will be at mile 1.5 with water, Aid Station #2 will be at mile 4.3 with water, HEED, and gels, Aid Station #3 will be at mile 7.2 with water, and Aid Station #4 will be at mile 10.8 with water, HEED, and gels.  Please see the map for aid station locations.

10k Course & Aid Stations:

The 10k has approximately 380′ of climbing over 6 miles. This course takes you through the gorgeous Packer Meadow on a smaller dirt road before looping back onto the Half Marathon Course. There is one aid station located at the halfway mark which will be stocked with water, HEED, and gels.  See the map below for more detail.

Please note that Runner’s Edge Events are cupless races.  For more information, click here.

Mountain to Meadow is permitted by the USFS and held in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest.

Results:

Questions?

Email anders@runnersedgemt.com 

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

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