These races are true mountain races. The route is rugged and challenging over varied terrain all at high altitude. Those who participate, please be prepared. We want all to finish and enjoy this event, thus the 55K has liberal cutoffs, but you still need to be prepared.
July 9, 2016
100K starts at 5:00 AM
55K starts at 7:00 AM
Both races are point to point and take place predominantly on the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT) and the Continental Divider, between Idaho and Montana. You’ll experience some of the beautiful skree fields, but not the cliffs, so we will drop off the Continental Divide at mile 54 and descend into the head waters of Bohannon Creek and onto the finish line. The 55K race covers the second half of the 100K race, starting near the Lemhi Pass aid station.
Runners will always be at a high elevation in the mountains, following the natural elevation changes along the divide. Runners do not descend into the deep creek and river valleys that border the course, except when they drop off the divide to the finish. This course has a good mix of terrain, including climbs, descents, smooth trail and technical sections.
This high, remote, rugged and scenic section of the Beaverhead Mountains is rich in history. The birthplace of Sacajawea, the home of the Lemhi-Shoshone Indians, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and gold mining are just some of the historic highlights from this part of the Rocky Mountains. The landscape along the course is nearly untouched and looks like it did over 200 years ago when Lewis and Clark crossed the divide and the Shoshone traveled to and from their winter and summer grounds over Lemhi Pass.
The Beaverhead is a 2016 Idaho Trail Ultra Series event. Run for awards and prizes. Visit the ITUS website for a list of all the series races and come join the fun! View the ITUS website →
Register and run in combination the both the Beaverhead Endurance Runs 100K and the River of No Return Endurance Runs 108K OR the SMUT 100K and the River of No Return Endurance Runs 108K and you have completed the IDAHO 208 (108K + 100K).
Those who sign up for either combination will be automatically entered into the IDAHO 208 and will receive a 25% registration fee discount from both races by using the coupon code “IDAHO208” at registration check out in Ultra Signup (use the same code for both races when registering). Finishers of the IDAHO 208 will receive special finishers award at the finish line of the last race of the combination you choose.
Choose one of the following 2 options:
Ultimate Challenge: Finish the Beaverhead 100K and the HURL Elkhorn 50 mile. Earn the Ultimate Recognition Award. The award will be presented at the finish line of the HURL Elkhorn Endurance Runs.
Grand Challenge: Finish any other race distance combination from the Beaverhead Endurance Runs and the HURL Elkhorn Endurance Runs (100K-50K; 55K-50mile; or 55K-50K). Earn the Grand Recognition Award. The award will be presented at the finish line of the HURL Elkhorn Endurance Runs.