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Race the Wolf | 52km Ultramarathon


#RunSky and Race the Wolf

Race the Wolf 52k takes place Saturday July 6, and is part of Skyrunner USA, the new National Series of the International Skyrunning Federation. We're proud to belong to a class of the toughest trail races in the United States. All USA series participants can earn points to win an entry to the MIGU RUN Skyrunner World Championship race.

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Race the Wolf 52km course map

52km Course Description

52km // 9100' // 6 Aid Stations

Starting line is at the Clock Tower in the Schweitzer Mountain Resort Village. Follow signs for Lap 1 only. Proceed straight up to the Nature Trail. Follow flagging and signs to Upper Grr, Huckleberry Hill, Cloudwalker and the service road. Follow signs and taping for Lap 1 as you will cut a few switchbacks. Arrive at Outback (7.5 miles to Aid Station 1).

Continue up Little Blue Ridge, following flagging to the summit of Big Blue, where you must punch your number at the top. Turn around and follow the ridge back to the Sky House (11.25 miles to Aid Station 2). 

Follow signs and taping for Lap 1 and do Lakeside Chutes loop. Arrive back at Sky House (13.85 miles and Aid Station 2). 

Follow signs for lap 2 to the Clock Tower and drop bag area (16.35 miles to Aid Station 3). Ascend Bear Grass to Midway and top of Lakeview Triple. Follow the ridge to the Sky House (19.35 miles to Aid Station 2). 1:30pm cutoff.

Follow signs for lap 3 to Wolf Ridge, turning right on Boomerang and down to Coyote Canyon. Follow flagging clockwise. Continue on to remote water drop at Picnic Point (water only aid station). Continue on Overland to Huckleberry and up to Colburn Lake for final climb to the ridge and Sky House (29 miles to Aid Station 2). 5:00pm cutoff.

Follow Bear Grass for 4 miles to the finish line. 6:00pm cutoff.

Distances to aid stations: Start to Outback 7.5mi, Outback to Sky House 3.75mi, Sky House to Sky House 2.6mi, Sky House to clock tower 2.5mi, clock tower to Sky House 3mi, Sky House to water drop 7mi, water drop to Sky House 2.75mi, Sky House to finish 4mi

Start: 6:00am

Cutoffs: 1:30pm (28km) and 5:00pm (46.5km) at the Sky House

Finish line cutoff: 6:00pm (12 hours)

Chip timing and results

Course support: Athlete support stations with water, sport drink, food, gels. Self-support between stations. Medical support on course. 

Awards: 1-3 overall and 10-year age group

Finisher awards: Athletes receive a high quality long sleeve shirt, custom finish award, and post race party food and beer at the finish line

Packet Pickup: Friday July 5, 5:00-7:00pm at Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Pre-race Briefing: Friday July 5, 6:30pm. Course presentation, athlete q&a, pre-race pasta dinner ($12)

Late Packet Pickup: Saturday July 6, 5:00-5:45am

Fees: $110 through race day

Refund policy: No transfers to other participants. Transfer to lesser distance race at no fee through race day. No refunds after 5/1


Join the pack and #runsky with us! Race the Wolf 52km skyrace takes place Saturday, July 6, 2019. Don't miss it!

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Elevation profile for Race the Wolf 52km course

52km Course Profile

52km // 9200'

Big climbs and bigger views are tied together by fast two-track and super fun single track. This course covers all of Schweitzer Mountain on summer (and winter!) routes, plus runners tag the side country favorite, Big Blue Mountain.

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