Depot Park and the Whitefish Bike Retreat, Whitefish, Montana, United States

Start Date

10/01/2022

Activity tags attached to this sportie.

Activities: Running only, Running race, 50K, Half Marathon (13.1 Mi), 6.8 Miles, 3.4 Miles, 2 Miles

October 1-2, 2022 - Whitefish Legacy Partners is excited to host a weekend of running events on the Whitefish Trail!

Saturday's 50k Mountain Ultra, presented by Title Sponsor Hammer Nutrition, will start in Depot Park in downtown Whitefish, climb to the summit of Big Mountain via the Whitefish Trail in Haskill, and finish back at the Great Northwest Oktoberfest in Depot Park in downtown Whitefish! We will cap registration at 400 runners for the 50k Mountain Ultra. Our 2021-2025 50K Forest Service permit has been approved. Registration for 50k will close at 11:59pm on Friday September 30- there will be no day-of registration.

 

Sunday's Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, and family-fun run, presented by Title Sponsor Whitefish Therapy and Sport Center, will explore the Whitefish Trail in Beaver Lakes, starting and ending at the Whitefish Bike Retreat. The event is also made possible by event sponsor Hammer Nutrition. We will initially cap each race registration. The current registration caps are as follows:

Half Marathon = 200 runners
10k+ = 125 runners
5k+ = 100 runners
Family Fun Run = 50 runners

Registration for Half Marathon, 10k, 5k & fun run will close at 11:59pm on Saturday October 1st- there will be no day-of registration.

Lodging: If you are racing on Sunday in the Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, or Fun Run, you can stay at the Whitefish Bike Retreat on Saturday night and get 20% off. Take a look at their website and be sure to tell them that you are a race participant when you reserve a spot!!!

COVID-19 Guidelines

The COVID19 pandemic has caused us to develop an implementation plan to help decrease the spread of the virus for race participants, volunteers, and the community of Whitefish, MT. We will take steps to reduce crowding and congestion, and our health plan will help ensure the health and safety of participants and volunteers. WLP will distribute any precautions to race registrations prior to the event. 

Covid-19 Cancellation/Refund Policy: In the event that Whitefish Legacy Partners cancels the Legacy Run due to the Covid-19 pandemic, registered runners will have the option to receive either 50% refund or registration deferment to 2023.

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. 50k Mountain Run

    Saturday October 1st - Presented by Hammer Nutrition, the 50k Mountain Run course will start and finish at the Great Northwest Oktoberfest in Depot Park in downtown Whitefish. Runners will climb to the summit of Big Mountain via the Whitefish Trail in Haskill, Whitefish Mountain Resort trails, and Flathead National Forest trails. Of the 31 mile course, approximately 25 miles is on natural surface, single-track trails, and 6 miles is on paved roads and bike paths leaving and re-entering the City of Whitefish. The lollipop/loop section in Flathead National Forest and Whitefish Mountain Resort is approximately 16 miles in length. Runners will utilize 5.5 miles of the Whitefish Trail in both directions to access Flathead National Forest and Whitefish Mountain Resort. See the approximate race course map. Total elevation gain is approximately 6,000 feet. We will provide a map and GPS file to all registrants. All runners will receive FREE entry into Oktoberfest, a beer and food, a custom race buff (neck gaiter), Hammer nutrition products, and a custom 50k finisher patch. Awards to be announced.  Our five-year event permit (2021-2025) for the 50k has been approved!! For the safety of runners and volunteers, there will be a cutoff time of 10 hours to complete the course. Specific aid-station cutoff times will be announced. This race course travels through a high alpine environment up to 6,800 feet in elevation. The course could have high wind, snow, ice, and/or wildlife. We expect all runners to be prepared for inclement weather (no cotton clothing), and carrying bear spray is highly recommended. A limited number of bear spray canisters will be available to runners.  This event is made possible by Flathead National Forest, the City of Whitefish, Whitefish Mountain Resort and event sponsor Hammer Nutrition. 
    Activity Starts: 10/1/2022 07:00 - Activity Ends: 10/1/2022 17:00
    Registration opens : 1/14/2022 10:00
    Activity type: Running only
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): 50k Finisher Patch and Buff (neck gaiter/head band)
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 1/14/2022 10:00
      Registration closes : 6/1/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $100.00
      Processing fee : $7.30
    • Registration opens : 6/1/2022 02:00
      Registration closes : 10/1/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $130.00
      Processing fee : $9.04


  2. Half Marathon

    Sunday, October 2nd - Brought to you by Whitefish Therapy and Sport Center, the Half Marathon will explore protected lands and scenic lakes in the Beaver Lakes area of the Whitefish Trail. Starting at the Whitefish Bike Retreat, runners will explore 100% single track around Rainbow Lake, Woods Lake, Dollar Lake, Little Beaver Lake. The half marathon course has a total elevation gain of around 2,000 feet. Final course and start times subject to change. All runners will receive FREE food and beverages, a custom race buff (neck gaiter), Hammer nutrition products, and a custom finisher patch. Awards to be announced. 
    Activity Starts: 10/2/2022 09:40 - Activity Ends: 10/2/2022 14:00
    Registration opens : 1/14/2022 10:00
    Activity type: Running only
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Half Marathon Finisher Patch and Buff (neck gaiter/head band)
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 1/14/2022 10:00
      Registration closes : 8/31/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $65.00
      Processing fee : $5.27
    • Registration opens : 8/31/2022 02:00
      Registration closes : 10/2/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $85.00
      Processing fee : $6.43


  3. 10k+

    Sunday October 2nd - The 10k will start and finish at the Whitefish Bike Retreat and will take runners to the shore of Beaver Lake on the Whitefish Trail. This course has some sections of dirt roads. Total elevation gain for the 10k is around 750 feet. Final course and start times subject to change. All runners will receive FREE food and beverages, a custom race buff (neck gaiter), Hammer nutrition products, and a custom finisher patch. Awards to be announced. 
    Activity Starts: 10/2/2022 10:30 - Activity Ends: 10/2/2022 14:00
    Registration opens : 1/14/2022 10:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Whitefish Trail Legacy Run Buff (neck gaiter/head band)
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 1/14/2022 10:00
      Registration closes : 8/31/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $45.00
      Processing fee : $4.11
    • Registration opens : 8/31/2022 02:00
      Registration closes : 10/2/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $60.00
      Processing fee : $4.98


  4. 5k+

    Sunday October 2nd - The 5k+ will start and end at the Whitefish Bike Retreat and will explore single-track on the South Beaver loop. This course is slightly longer than 5k at ~3.4 miles. Elevation gain for the 5k+ is approximately 500 feet. Final course and start times subject to change. All runners will receive FREE food and beverages, a custom race buff (neck gaiter), Hammer nutrition products, and a custom finisher patch. Awards to be announced. 
    Activity Starts: 10/2/2022 10:45 - Activity Ends: 10/2/2022 14:00
    Registration opens : 1/14/2022 10:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Whitefish Trail Legacy Run Buff (neck gaiter/head band)
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 1/14/2022 10:00
      Registration closes : 8/31/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $3.24
    • Registration opens : 8/31/2022 02:00
      Registration closes : 10/2/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $45.00
      Processing fee : $4.11


  5. Family Fun Run

    Sunday October 2nd - The family-fun run will start and end at the Whitefish Bike Retreat, exploring the Whitefish Trail and dirt forest access roads. This elevation gain for this 2-mile loop is approximately 250 feet. Final course and start times subject to change. All runners will receive FREE food and beverages, a custom race buff (neck gaiter), Hammer nutrition products, and a custom finisher patch. Awards to be announced. 
    Activity Starts: 10/2/2022 11:00 - Activity Ends: 10/2/2022 14:00
    Registration opens : 1/14/2022 10:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Whitefish Trail Legacy Run Buff for purchase
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 1/14/2022 10:00
      Registration closes : 10/2/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $2.66


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