2020 RACE DETAILS

2020 RACE DETAILS

2020 RACE DETAILS2020 RACE DETAILS2020 RACE DETAILS

6/ 17, 18, 19:  Guest speakers & socials TBA

6/18, 6/19: Packet pick-up @ Best Western 12-6pm

6/18: 100m Pre-Race brief 6:30pm


2020 RACE DETAILS

2020 RACE DETAILS

2020 RACE DETAILS2020 RACE DETAILS2020 RACE DETAILS

6/ 17, 18, 19:  Guest speakers & socials TBA

6/18, 6/19: Packet pick-up @ Best Western 12-6pm

6/18: 100m Pre-Race brief 6:30pm


COVID-19 UPdate

  

Dear Bighorn Participants, Volunteers and Sponsors~


The Bighorn Trail Run Team is committed to supporting you and our ultrarunning community. As we take in the COVID-19 (coronavirus) updates, we are keenly aware that the situation is changing rapidly. It’s not business as usual, and the health and safety of everyone is our top priority.


We are closely tracking recommendations from both federal and state governments, as well as the health authorities. We take the news seriously as we evaluate how it may affect Bighorn 2020.


It is the nature of our team to be optimistic and patient, and we are focused on making the best decisions regarding this year’s event. Due to the uncertainties at this current time, we are extending the 50% refund date from March 31st to April 30th, 2020.  This will allow more time for discussions and further developments. Should the disappointing decision of having to cancel the June event date arise, we are prepared to give our loyal participants options. For now, we feel it is a bit early to make decisions. We are planning to keep you updated on current and future developments as they arise. 


We know you have been training for the June event, and we want to be here to help you conquer Bighorn this June. For now, we hope you get out there and put in your miles.  After all, getting outdoors and running is (or can be for you “social runners”) a solitary sport. Getting out there will do wonders for the mind and spirit of all.  


Thank you!

START TIMES

HERE'S WHAT YOU GET

HERE'S WHAT YOU GET

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100m - 6/19  9:00am (Tongue River Canyon Road)

52m - 6/20  4:30am (JAWS Aid Station)

32m - 6/20  7:00am (Dryfork Aid Station)

18m - 6/20  10:00am (Dryfork Aid Station)

BUS TIMES From Tongue River Community Center TBA

HERE'S WHAT YOU GET

HERE'S WHAT YOU GET

HERE'S WHAT YOU GET

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Bighorn tech t-shirts, participant swag bag, free downloadable photos, finisher awards for male and female categories, finish line celebration and picnic

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    The Bighorn Crew welcomes you with western hospitality and extend our most cordial invitation to a remote rugged test of your endurance.  
    We created this ultra-running event to preserve the atmosphere of the Bighorn Mountains once threatened by a West Coast power development strategy called the “Dry Fork Project”. Through the commitment and perseverance of a few dedicated outdoor enthusiasts, attention to the potential fate of our mountains became a local concern. Ultimately, the “Dry Fork Project” was tabled and Bighorn Trail Run was born during this process to increase public awareness of the natural beauty, rugged terrain, and unique geology of the Bighorn Mountains and the Dry Fork and Little Bighorn River drainages.
    The Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Run is founded on values and beliefs that knit us together as a family. We provide a multi-event experience created by a community for a community, meeting everyone’s desire for challenge. We value family, friendships, thoughtfulness, hard work, consistency and nature’s beauty – all the essentials required to get you to the finish line. However, don’t let Bighorn mislead you, it is a tough contender in the ultra-world boasting its name on the top 10 most difficult ultras in the nation. We met with Mother Nature to custom design a challenging course: full of steep climbs, difficult down hills, shoe sucking mud, and relentless technical terrain leading you to spectacular views with a possible wildlife encounter here or there.  Participants, be prepared to endure extreme ever-changing mountain weather conditions and temperature variations. This runner’s trail is the showcase of the human spirit.
    Our commitment to you: During your time in our beautiful backyard, we commit to providing a team of tough and rugged individuals supporting you. Consider these experienced volunteers your trail family. With their commitment to lifting up a fellow human they provide well-stocked aid stations, first aid, and a fun atmosphere. Be aware however, much like you, these volunteers also endure sleep deprivation and harsh mountain conditions. Show them your appreciation and don’t be surprised when they encourage you to pull up your bootstraps so you can head on down the trail to claim your finish. After all, it did seem like a good idea during the winter sign-ups. Yeehaw!
    Our Course: The Bighorn Mountain Trail 100 is an epic mountain endurance adventure crossing through Little Bighorn and Tongue River areas of the Bighorn National Forest. Participants have 34 hours to navigate this remote, technical out-and-back course (average 2.94 mph). Mother Nature provides over 20,500 feet of ascent and 20,750 feet of descent testing the most seasoned ultra-runners with 76 miles of technical single-track trail, 16 miles of rugged 2-track jeep trail road, and 8 miles of gravel road. The Bighorn 100 is one of the classics, demanding you to reach deep down to your core of mental and physical fortitude.
   Our event is truly remote. Stretches of 18-mile technical trail will serve as your only way in and out of the backcountry. Have no fear; we have a family of trail crew volunteers that are crazier than you. They’ve been on the trail for weeks leading up to this event preparing the trails for the adversity you are about to experience.
    This is not a mountaineering experience and we pride ourselves on a well-marked course. Trail markings will consist of orange flagging tape frequently attached to trees, bushes, rocks, rattlesnakes, and black bear (haha  just making sure you are paying attention). In meadow areas, orange flagging will be attached to wire ground flags. White powder arrows (made from lime) will be used at a few junctions on the course. Reflective tape attached to the flagging and glow sticks will be used to enhance visualization during the night sections of the course (Kern’s Cow Camp - Jaws Trail Head). However, despite the best efforts of race management, occasionally the elk have other plans in mind for you and have been known to devour the markings on sections of this course within 48 hours of placement. Our course director and trail team work endlessly to replace flagging during the event.
    We are guests in God’s country so expect to share this course with elk, deer, moose, black bear, mountain lions, and rattlesnakes in the lower elevations.
    Preparation: Our course requires ultimate individual preparation. Remember you have committed to an extreme mountain endurance event in the Wild West and crew access points are limited. Our aid station volunteers are experienced and will do their best to help each runner, however responsibility falls on participants and it is imperative each runner is adequately prepared for this challenging quest. Please study the course and plan to carry the necessary equipment to ensure your safety and the safety of our volunteers.
   Please continue to "RUNNERS" tab to see specific information about the race you entered. See you in June !  

*IMPORTANT Announcements and changes*

Bighorn Entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE

Bighorn Entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE

Bighorn Entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE

Entries cannot be traded or sold. Picture ID is required at packet pick-up. Each participant will be issued a non-removable wrist band that must be shown at the start and worn on course in order to start the race. Participating under another name is FRAUD and will be prosecuted. 

Start time UPDATES

Bighorn Entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE

Bighorn Entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE

PLEASE SEE ABOVE FOR CHANGES TO THE START TIMES.


October 15, 2019  100 Mile registration OPENS online


January 5, 2020   6AM 

18,32,52 Mile registration 

OPENS online


June 18-21, 2020  

RACE WEEKEND! 


Start REQUIREMENTS

Bighorn Entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE

Start REQUIREMENTS

Every participant is required to check in at the start under the 15 FOOT ORANGE check-in flag. Participants must show their non-removable wristband issued at packet pick-up and a cup or bottle for liquids on the course. 

We are a "cupless" race.  Aid Stations will NOT have cups. 

No cup (or bottle) - NO START

THESE SPONSORS HELP BRING THIS RACE TO LIFE:

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SPONSOR HOTEL & PACKET PICK-UP CENTER

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Dayton Mercantile/Corner Grocery

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Advanced Auto Body * Alpha Graphics * Bear Lodge * BNSF * McDonald's

Sheridan Area Search & Rescue * SSR Construction Inc *  Valley Motor Honda * 

Total Comfort Heating & Air

Bighorn Trail Run is operated under a special use permit with the Bighorn National Forest and is an equal opportunity provider.   


To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Bldg, 1400 Independence Ave, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).

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