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Thunderbolt Creek 50K and 50K Relay

Thunderbolt Creek 50K and 50K Relay

Thunderbolt Creek is an out and back 50k on a very scenic non-technical trail with approximately 3000-4000 feet of climbing and maybe the fastest trail 50k in Montana! If you love trail running this is a must for your calendar.

Located in:

Helena, Butte, Bozeman, MT

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Terrain: 3 - hilly; total climb between 50-150 feet per mile (2,500-7,500 feet in 50 miles)
Surface: 2 - mostly groomed trail or dirt roads

How did your race conception come about?

I raced a lot of trail races and like the small atmosphere home town feel of trail races, so I created all the races I put on.


What makes runners sign up for your race?

They are all well run and great atmosphere, good weather!! Great courses and scenery out the wazoo!!

Check out pictures of last years 2011 Thunderbolt Creek 50K and 50K Relay and you'll see exactly what makes this a "want to do" race for trail runners.

What's unique about your race that sets you apart?

Yep local food, volunteer's are runners so they get what you need as a runner courses are the best. Grass roots races!!

What does your schwag bag and finisher awards look like?

Shirt from Sporthill, first in age group awards.

Do you host other races?

BQR - also hosts the popular Pemberton Trail 50k, 50k relay near Fountain Hills, Arizona and South Hills Annual Trail Series (S.H.A.T.S) near Helena, Montana.

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