Mountain to Meadow | Half Marathon & 10k | June 12th, 2021

Registration Opens March 16th, 2021 at 8:00am

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



  • Half Marathon: $50
  • 10k: $35

This event is limited to 300 participants  


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


  • 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

Aid Stations: 

Half Marathon

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 more detail.


There is one aid station located at the halfway mark stocked with water, HEED, and gels.  See the map 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.


Half Marathon

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.


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.


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 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.




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

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