Run up to Little Backfoot Meadow on scenic, non-technical singletrack. Course has rolling hills with a net uphill on the way out, then downhill on the way back. You will cross the Blackfoot River twice, both with an opportunity to get your feet wet. Allow 1 hour to go to the trailhead from Helena. Parking is limited so we recommend carpooling.
Goats in the Dark: Friday, September 16th, 2016 - 9:00 PM
Tubbs Trailhead, 3.2 miles of fun in the dark!
Coming from Missoula, on Highway 12, go to Henderson St. and take a right. Go all the way up to the top of the hill to Le Grande Cannon Blvd. Take a right on Le Grande Cannon Blvd. and follow it to the end (trailhead and start of race).
Coming from Butte, Bozeman, and Great Falls, get off at the Capital exit and take Prospect Ave. to Montana Ave. and take a right. Follow highway 12 signs like you were headed to Missoula (you will be on Lindale which turns into Euclid). Take Euclid until you get to Henderson St. and take a left. Go all the way up to the top of the hill to Le Grande Cannon Blvd. Take a right on Le Grande Cannon Blvd. and follow it to the end (trailhead and start of race).
This race is B.Y.O.H. - "Bring Your Own Headlamp." The course makes a single loop along the Ambrose & Diretissima Trails, with a finishing sprint on Le Grande Cannon Blvd. Course is marked by glow sticks.
Goat Pursuit: Saturday, October 8th, 2016 - 9:00 AM
Mt. Helena Ridge Run, 6.6 miles point to point time-trial format. The trolley shuttle will leave the Helena Public Library at 7:00 AM to carry runners to the top. The course starts with switchbacks up to the Helena Ridge, the rest of the course is primarily downhill on moderately technical singletrack, finishing at Dump Gulch Trailhead. This race is run as a time trial format - a runner will start every 30 seconds, starting with the slowest runner. If this is your first race in the series, please send a recent 10K or 12K time.