Jim Bridger Trail Run

JUNE 24, 2017


in the foothills of the Bridger Mountains


Registration fee: $50 

Online registration closes at 10:00 p.m. on June 22. We still have a few registration spots available before we reach our race cap.

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ATTENTION BSF ATHLETES: Be sure to use the special link you received in an email from your coach to register for this race.



The course features a scenic loop starting at Sypes Canyon trailhead (get directions) and continuing across private property only accessible on race day.  Great climbs follow as the runners head up Middle Cottonwood after a challenging water crossing, then continue across the Bridgers and down Sypes Canyon. Waterstop at the entrance to Middle Cottonwood and an aid station at the top of Sypes Canyon. Thanks to Hammer Nutrition for providing Heed and Hammer Gels. View Course Map>>



Race registration includes: a technical T-shirt, pre-race packet, a mandatory shuttle to and from the trailhead, and a post-race party. We'll be grilling up burgers from Yellowstone Grassfed Beef and serving Lockhorn Cider and Headstrong Pale Ale, along with other refreshments. Raffle prizes!

Awards for the top finishers. Plus, $150 for the winners of the men's and women's races.

The Schedule

Friday, June 23

 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Race packet pickup, at Schnee's, 35 E. Main St. in downtown Bozeman.

5:30 p.m. Presentation on "Race Day Prep" by Silas Talbot, BSF Elite Nordic Skier and a former runner and skier for Dartmouth College. At Schnee's.


Saturday, June 24

7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Shuttles to race start. Last shuttle for racers leaves the parking lot at 8:30 a.m. (Shuttles are mandatory for runners, spectators, and volunteers. No parking at or near the trailhead.) Please park at the Springhill Sod Farm, corner of Springhill Rd & Sypes Canyon Rd.  Map to parking. 

9:00 a.m. Race Start

Post race BBQ, drinks, awards, raffle prizes. Rotating shuttles back to the shuttle parking lot.

*No dogs on the course or at the post-race party. Thanks!


Spectators must use the shuttle system. Absolutely no parking at the trailhead or along Sypes Canyon Rd. Vans will run from 7:00 a.m. until the end of the event. Park at Springhill Sod Farm, at the intersection of Springhill Rd. and Sypes Canyon Rd.

BBQ. Meal tickets will be available for non-racers. $5 for food only. $10 for food and adult beverage. Purchase your ticket at the food table.


All proceeds go to support ski programs at Bridger Ski Foundation, a nonprofit ski club based in Bozeman, MT. 


All race registration fees are non-refundable. Refunds will not be provided for any reason, including in the event the race is canceled due to weather or acts of nature. Runners must be a minimum of 15 years old on race day to participate.


Contact the Bridger Ski Foundation office at 406.587.2445 or email us here.