Race the Wolf // 52km / 26km / 8km

Race the Wolf // 52km / 26km / 8km

Race the Wolf // 52km / 26km / 8kmRace the Wolf // 52km / 26km / 8kmRace the Wolf // 52km / 26km / 8km

June 27-28, 2020 // Schweitzer Mountain Resort // Sandpoint, Idaho

COVID-19 and Race the Wolf

Updated March 16, 2020

Public Information Statement 03_16_2020

COVID-19 and Race the Wolf

Race organizers of Race the Wolf are continuing to monitor COVID-19 conditions. Our participants and their families are our most important consideration. As of this date March 16, 2020, the race remains scheduled for the weekend of June 26, 27, 28. Race organizers will continue to evaluate conditions and make the most prudent decisions as possible. 

With almost three months until race day, we feel the best plan of action is to allow time to provide us with more indications of the actual conditions on race day. We will provide a follow up and update on March 31st.

As a small event operated in a mountain wilderness area, we have some flexibility and control of several aspects of the race to provide for public and participant safety. At this time race operation plans remain in place, but may be modified if needed. POSSIBLE modifications that are being considered at this time are as follows:

- Placing an entry cap on the race

- Providing course and starting procedures to disburse runners on the course individually

- Changes to aid station food and water using only manufacturer sealed containers

- Using check in procedures that eliminate lines and gathering of athletes

- Additional modifications as needed to ensure participant safety based on best practices

We will continue to monitor the direction and advice of our local health authority Panhandle Health, and any CDC guidelines. 

We appreciate your patience as we are evaluating these changing conditions and will provide updated information on March 31st, and continually until race day. 

Thank you, 

Mike and Ken, RDs 


Race the Wolf ultramarathon and trail race series includes three distances: 52km and 26km events on June 27, and an 8km trail race on June 28, 2020. 

Located at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, our course naturally boasts steep climbs, really fun single track and some super fast two-track. Not to mention the epic views: they stretch from Lake Pend Oreille to Montana and the Canadian border. This is North Idaho's rugged, scenic beauty at its best. You won't be disappointed!

52km // 6929'

8km (5mi) // 710'

52km // 6929'

This is extreme Schweitzer Mountain running! Burly climbs, fun single track, some xc and a little service road thrown in to test your speed, with amazing views in all directions. The new ultramarathon 2020 course will challenge and excite you!

26km // 4062'

8km (5mi) // 710'

52km // 6929'

Shorter, but definitely not lesser! This trail race is classic Schweitzer, boasting the big climbs, fun trails and killer views of the 52k, at half the distance. Don't be fooled, though - it's tough!

8km (5mi) // 710'

8km (5mi) // 710'

8km (5mi) // 710'

Not feeling the longer races? Want to go shorter and faster? This course will not disappoint! Get a taste of Schweitzer Mountain's best single track. It's fast and fun running through subalpine forest with stunning lake views!

New for 2020: Race the Wolf & Run the GRIT

The GRIT: Priest Lake | Sandpoint | Hope


Race the Wolf is a proud participant in The GRIT North Idaho Trails Series. Choose from three levels of distance & difficulty and run the best, most scenic off-pavement courses North Idaho has to offer. 

Get out there and Go Run Idaho Trails!

In partnership with Priest Lake Race & Run7b


Sandpoint, Idaho is one of the Northwest’s best-kept secrets. Situated on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, between the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountain Ranges, Sandpoint is a mountain sports mecca. We are proud to be called America's "Most Beautiful Small Town" by USA Today/Rand McNally. Sandpoint is located 50 miles north of Coeur d’Alene and less than two hours from Spokane International Airport. Come to relax, compete or spend time with the family. It’s the perfect destination.