JULY 29 & 30, 2023
Roller Ski & Trail Run Races
Bozeman, Montana

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2nd Annual

Roller Ski RaCES


6k, 7.5k, 10k, 12k



Sunday, July 30

5k & 10 MILE



Saturday, July 29

ROLLER SKI RACES: 9:30-11:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – U18 women, U16 women (4 lap race)
9:30 a.m. – U18 men, U16 men (4 lap race)
10:00 a.m.– Open Women (6 lap race)
10:30 a.m.– Open men (6 lap race) "
11:00 a.m. - Free World Cup Dreams Roller Ski Clinic

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Runner bib pickup available at Bozeman Running Co (132 East Main St)

Sunday, July 30

*Reminder: no parking near on Sypes Canyon Road or at the trailhead! All racers, spectators, and volunteers must park in the designated area at junction of Sypes Canyon Rd & Springhill Rd. and use the shuttle.

6:45 am: shuttles begin running from Springhill Sod Farm to the start line. (racers can also be dropped off at the top of Sypes Canyon road.)

8 am: 10-mile run start

8 a.m. 5K start

Post-race party at the start/finish area. Shuttles will be available to take you back to the parking lot on a rolling basis.

race sponsors

For sponsorship opportunities, contact andrew.newell@bridgerskifoundation.org.


Come join the fun and volunteer. Positions available on both Saturday and Sunday. Signup coming soon.

Volunteer signup


Saturday, July 29, 2023
9:30 a.m.
11th Ave & Opportunity Way, Bozeman, MT

Registration fee: $25


8:00 - course opens

9:00 - U16/U18 Women 6km (4 laps) 

9:30 - U16/U18 Men 6km (4 laps)

10:00 - U20/OPEN Women 12km (8 laps)

10:30 - U20/OPEN Men 12km (8 laps)

11:00 - Free World Cup Dreams Rollerski Clinic & Demo


Racer parking at Sacagawea Middle School or on side streets near The Arrow: South 11th will be closed.


Following the races, the BSF Pro Team will offer a free rollerski clinic & demo. Great for those new to rollerskiing, junior skiers, and masters. Bring your own helmet, protective gear, poles and ski boots. We'll have demo roller skis you can try out. Sign up at the race registration. Brought to you by World Cup Dreams Foundation.


Overall Men & Women

Cash prizes for overall podium: $350, $250, $150


Signup here


Laps on the roller ski course located at 11th Ave & Opportunity Way in Bozeman, next to the MSU campus.

All proceeds go to support the Bridger Ski Foundation's Nordic Pro Team.


30th Annual Jim Bridger Trail Run

Sunday, July 30, 2023
8 a.m.
Sypes Canyon, Bozeman, MT

5K & 10 Miles


RUNNING RACES ARE FULL! (Space still left in roller ski races.)

5-KM: $35 early bird ($45 after 7/8/23) SOLD OUT

10-MILE: $55 early bird ($65 after 7/8/23) SOLD OUT

Includes logo apparel, race packet, and post-race BBQ party with food and beverages (yes, beer)

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Saturday, July 29

11 am - 5 pm - Pickup your race packets at Bozeman Running Company, 132 East Main St.

Sunday, July 30

6:50 am: shuttles begin running from race parking area to the start line

8 am: 10-mile & 5km run start

9 am - 12 pm: Post-race party is at the start/finish area.

Shuttles will run back to parking lot on a rotating basis after the race.


Overall Men & Women

Cash prizes for overall podium: $350, $250, $150

Plus great age-group awards from Salomon! And raffle prizes!

Timing by Muddy Dog Sports


5km course: out and back (primarily on a private dirt road). Your turnaround will be approximately three-quarters of the way up Middle Cottonwood Road--you will turn at the sign. Volunteer course worker will be posted at the turnaround.

10-mile course: The iconic JBTR course features a scenic loop starting near Sypes Canyon trailhead 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.

Aid stations will be at the Middle Cottonwood Trailhead and the high point of the trail on Sypes. Both will have water and SaltSkick sports drink.

10-MILE COURSE: 2,838 ft. of elevation gain. View PDF


Our permit from the Forest Service requires NO PARKING AT THE TRAILHEAD or along Sypes Canyon Road. This applies to racers, spectators, and volunteers. You have two options to get to the race:

1) Get dropped off at the start/finish area at the top of Sypes Canyon Road (again, no parking here)

2) Park at the Springhill Sod Farm (corner of Springhill Rd and Sypes Canyon Rd) and take a shuttle (a BSF sprinter van).

Thank you for helping us keep our permit and a good relationship with the Sypes Canyon neighborhood!


Stick around after your race for a post-race BBQ, raffles, awards, and beer.

Spectators can purchase a BBQ ticket for $10.


Signup coming

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All proceeds go to support the Bridger Ski Foundation's Nordic Pro Team.



No refunds will be issued for any reason for the Jim Bridger Trail Run races or the Roller Ski Races. In the event the race(s) should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency; public health emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined. Information will be available on the race website (and efforts will be made to reschedule the event).

Deferrals: Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event, year, or person. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy.

By registering for this race, you are agreeing to these policies.


Proceeds from this event support the nonprofit Bridger Ski Foundation's Nordic Pro Team. Coached by four-time Olympian Andy Newell, this community-supported Olympic development team gives some of the top skiers in the country the support to pursue a professional ski career. This  season, three Pro Team athletes raced on the World Cup circuit and several ranked at or near the top of the domestic Super Tour standings. One was named to the U.S. Ski Team. Olympic athletes in the U.S. do not receive funding from the government in the way that athletes from Germany, Norway, Sweden, and other countries do. Thus, a few select ski clubs in the states play a crucial role in developing and supporting both up-and-coming and established skiers. The BSF Pro Team is self- funded and depends on the support of sponsors, BSF, and the larger community.