Race the Wolf 2020 is postponed until 2021

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 2021 // Schweitzer Mountain Resort // Sandpoint, Idaho

COVID-19 and Race the Wolf

April 8, 2020

To our athletes and supporting organizations of this event. With a significant amount of consideration for all of the factors influencing the running of Race the Wolf 2020. We regret that the most prudent action to take at this time is to move the race date from June of 2020 to June of 2021.

Many options for holding a race under the current health conditions facing all of us have been considered. Mediations to the race such as increased social distancing, individually supplied food or water, no food or beverage service, no group gatherings and also the possibility of rescheduling for later in the summer. 

Race organizers and our supporting partners have worked hard since last year’s race to provide a high quality, mountain running race experience. We have pursued this with great passion and expertise to host a signature event that you, our participants, are proud to be a part of. We feel that a modified, delayed, or mediated event does not provide that level of quality experience. With our highest concern for your health, and race experience, we believe the best solution is to move the event to 2021.

All current registrations for 2020 will be fully transferred to the new race day in June 2021. Exact race date is TBD and we plan to announce that in early fall. As event organizers we have worked diligently to provide a high quality race at fair entry prices. As fellow endurance athletes we have also worked hard to offer some of the most generous deferment and race refund policies which we have honored. For us to maintain a high quality race and continue policies that allow us to accommodate as many individual circumstances as possible, and since we are so close to race day with many expenses of the event already paid, we must follow our policy of no refunds or transfers to other individuals due to circumstances out of the event's control. The current situation we all continue to face during this global pandemic is unfortunately that. If you have already registered at any level of fee, your registration will be fully transferred to the new race date. You do not need to do anything; your registration will be automatically entered. When the new race date is published in early fall, you will receive a confirmation email.

From all of us to you and your family, we look forward to the hopeful day this is over.

This will end, and when it does, we will be ready to run.

RD Mike and RD Ken


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.