Bear Tooth Pass Road Run

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Beartooth Run

The Beartooth Run is an annual race that allows participants to compete in either a 4.2 or 8.4 mile course along the switchbacks of Montana’s infamous Beartooth Pass.

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Organization: Headwaters Events
Date: 07/12/2015 update info
Time: 8:30:00 AM - 1:00:00 PM
Event Cost: $35-$55
Venue: Beartooth Pass in Red Lodge,MT
Event Details:

Beartooth Run  - Montana's classic hill climb road race, The Beartooth Run was moved from its traditional course last year to a new 10k at 10000 course on the top of the pass. 

  • July 12, 2014 - Sunday Morning*
  • Race starts at 8:30am on the top of the Beartooth Pass.
  • Registration opens March 1st, 2014

Why the sudden date change just before registration opens?  Sadly due to the federal budget cuts there is a chance that the Beartooth Pass won't be plowed till 3-4 weeks after Memorial Day weekend.  We have decided that instead of hoping that the pass is plowed before our original date of June 23rd that we would play it safe and ensure that the race will happen with a later date.  Thanks and sorry for any planning inconveniences that this may cause.

Montana's classic hill climb road race, The Beartooth Run was moved from its traditional course last year to a new 10k at 10000 course on the top of the pass. The new course (see map) showcases awesome views from the top of the Line Creek Plateau, including the amazing Bear's Tooth which the area was named after.  Along with its amazing vistas this course is all above 10000 feet making it one of the if not the highest road races in Country.  Runners well have the choice between a 5k and 10k distance.

  • The Beartooth Run is an intense race along the switchbacks of the Beartooth Pass
  • Race begins 14 miles south of Red Lodge
  • There’s a 4.2 and 8.2 mile course
  • Registration fee is $40 and free for kids 15 and under
  • The Beartooth Run takes place in late August

Overview: Each August, runners participate in the Beartooth Run, an intense 4.2 or 8.2 race along the Beartooth Pass, south of Red Lodge. This intense race is famous for its 2,000 foot climb and breathtaking views of the Beartooth Mountains.

When: The Beartooth Run typically takes place in July, and registration begins in May.

Where: The 8.2 mile course begins 14 miles south of town on Highway 212 at the Parkside Campground. The 4.2 mile run begins on the second switchback of the Beartooth Pass, half-way up the mountain.

Fee: The early registration fee in $40 ($65 late registration). Kids 15 and under participate for free. The registration fee includes a t-shirt and refreshments.

Details: Typically, there are only 300 spots, so make sure you register as early as possible. The day prior to the Run, participants can pick-up race packets, as well as register if they haven’t already. During the day of the event, the race begins around 7:00 am. After the race, awards are given and there is a special dinner offered. Find more information on their website.

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