Le Grizz Ultramarathon
12 October 2019
Since 1982, the Le Grizz 50-mile Ultramarathon has commenced every autumn on the second Saturday of October. For the past 33 years, upwards of 100 runners have stood half awake on the frozen ground near Spotted Bear Ranger Station alongside the Hungry Horse Reservoir, waiting anxiously for a ceremonial shotgun blast to signify the start of one of the oldest 50-mile footraces in the world.
The Le Grizz Ultramarathon is an undulating gravel road course with one short section of pavement at the start/end around the Mercantile. Racers will find themselves surrounded by the peaks of Southern British Columbia and Glacier National Park. The course meanders along the North Fork of the Flathead River.
Aid Stations are located at: Home Ranch Bottoms, Community Hall, Wurtz Cabin, Red Meadow Creek Bridge
Mercantile Cabins, Mercantile Camping & Yurt $15-$35/nightly. Camping on the Flathead National Forest or Glacier National Park.
There will be unique awards for the top three in each age category: Open (up to 39), Masters (40-49), Seniors (50+). There will be a unique trophy for all finishers.