2020 Whitefish Trail Legacy Run
October 3, 2020 - 1:00 pm - October 4, 2020 - 8:00 pm
Brought to you by Title Sponsors Whitefish Therapy and Sport Center and Whitefish Credit Union, the Whitefish Trail Legacy Run will host a weekend of trail running events on October 3-4, 2020. The 50k Mountain Ultra, presented by Whitefish Credit Union, will take place on Saturday October 3rd. The 1/2 marathon, 10k+, 5k+, and family fun run, presented by Whitefish Therapy and Sport Center, will be held on Sunday October 4th at the Whitefish Bike Retreat. Events are also made possible by event sponsors, Step Ahead Foot and Ankle Clinic, the Whitefish Bike Retreat, Hammer Nutrition, and the Great Northwest Oktoberfest.
Sunday October 4th – 1/2 Marathon, 10k, 5k, and Family Fun Run presented by Whitefish Therapy & Sport Center
Mark your calendars for a fun trail run set in the beautiful Beaver Lakes area of the Whitefish Trail. Try a fun 5k or test yourself in a challenging half marathon.The half marathon and 5k are 100% single track and the 10k has some sections of dirt road. A 1.5 mile fun run is also available for families. The race will start and end at the Whitefish Bike Retreat. Join us for a fun community picnic and awards ceremony after the races!
Award categories to be announced.
Start Times (Subject to change. We may change times to avoid overlapping runners)
10:00am – Half Marathon
10:30am – 10k
10:45am – 5k
11:00am – Family Fun Run
Half marathon elevation total elevation gain: ~2,250 feet.
Saturday October 3rd – 50k Mountain Run presented by Whitefish Credit Union
Brought to you by Whitefish Credit Union, the 50k Mountain Run course will start and finish at the Great northwest Oktoberfest in Depot Park in downtown Whitefish. Runners will climb to the summit of Big Mountain via the Whitefish Trail in Haskill, Whitefish Mountain Resort trails, and Flathead National Forest trails. Runners will enjoy awards and after party at the Biergarten at Oktoberfest with free entry, free beer, and free food.
Of the 31 mile course, approximately 25 miles is on natural surface, single-track trails and 6 miles is on paved roads and bike paths leaving and re-entering the City of Whitefish. The lollipop/loop section at Flathead National Forest** and Whitefish Mountain Resort is approximately 16 miles in length. Runners will utilize 5.5 miles of the Whitefish Trail in both directions to access Flathead National Forest and Whitefish Mountain Resort. See the approximate race course map. Total elevation gain is approximately 6,000 feet. We will provide a detailed map and GPS file for the race course, once it is finalized. Registration is capped at 200 runners for the 50k.
All runners will also receive a custom race buff (neck gaiter), Hammer nutrition products, and a custom 50k finisher patch. Awards to be announced.
**AWAITING PERMIT RENEWAL. IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT WE DO NOT RECEIVE A RENEWAL PERMIT, ALL REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE REFUNDED.
For the safety of runners and volunteers, there will be a cutoff time of 10 hours to complete the course. Specific aid-station cutoff times will be announced. This race course travels through a high alpine environment up to 6,800 feet in elevation. The course could have high wind, snow, ice, and/or wildlife. We expect all runners to be prepared for inclement weather (no cotton clothing), and carrying bear spray is highly recommended. A limited number of bear spray canisters will be available to runners.
This event is made possible by our partners: Flathead National Forest, the City of Whitefish, Whitefish Mountain Resort and event sponsor Hammer Nutrition.
50k course can be viewed HERE:
***ATTENTION: portions of the 50k UP route at Whitefish Mountain Resort are lift-serviced downhill mountain biking trails. Pedestrian access IS NOT ALLOWED on these trails before race day: Cindi’s Loppers, the Summit Bike Trail, Kashmir, and Classic Rock. Runners training/scouting for the race can access the summit on the Benny Up Route, the Danny On Memorial Trail, and the Flower Point and East Rim Loops.
Distance: 50k, starting elevation: 3,050′, highest elevation: 6,817′, total elevation gain: ~6,000′.
50k course will climb Big Mountain and return to town on the City bike/ped path, the Whitefish Trail, Whitefish Mountain Resort, and Flathead National Forest system trails.