COVID-19 UPDATE: The 2020 JBTR will have new COVID-19 guidelines. 9 waves of 40 runners - Participants can select their own start wave during registration. Runners and spectators must wear masks and observe physical distancing while in the start/finish area. Runners can remove masks while racing (we recommend using masks while passing other runners.)
WILDFIRE UPDATE: If for some reason the course is not accessible due to the fire clean-up we will host a beautiful 10k road running race. Same place, same time, same feel-good event! Right now, trails are open and good to go!
Registration fee: $45 online until September 25th 9:00 pm. (We will offer race-day registration on site.)
Includes t-shirt and race packet
Friday, September 25
Pickup race packets 11 am - 6 pm at the Bridger Ski Foundation office, 2339 Birdie Dr, Bozeman.
Saturday, September 26
Last-minute race packet pickups available at the race.
Waves of 40 runners each, starting at 8:00 a.m. Last wave at 10:40 a.m. (You'll choose your wave at registration.)
*Runners will not be allowed into the start area until 10 minutes before their wave start.
The iconic JBTR course features a scenic loop starting at 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. (Due to COVID-19 there will be no aid stations along the course this year. Please carry all the food/water you need).
If for some reason the course is not accessible due to the fire clean-up, we will host a beautiful 10k road running race. Same place, same times, same feel-good event!
Our permit from the Forest Service requires NO PARKING AT THE TRAILHEAD/along Sypes Canyon Road. You have two options to get to the race:
1) Get dropped off at the start/finish area. (Recommended)
2) Park at the Springhill Sod Farm (corner of Springhill Rd and Sypes Canyon Rd) and take the shuttle (a BSF sprinter van). Masks are mandatory in the shuttle. Shuttles will begin running at 7 a.m.
All racers must wear masks while in the shuttles and start / finish area. Runners can remove masks while warming up and racing. We recommend a face covering when passing other runners on the course. Spectators are not permitted in the start / finish area. All participants and spectators must follow physical distancing guidelines.
Awards for the top finishers and age group categories. Plus raffle prizes!
We do need a few more volunteers. CLICK HERE to sign up.
"Like" the Jim Bridger Trail Run Facebook page to get announcements and updates about the race.
All proceeds go to support the One Valley / Greater Gallatin United Way Bridger Foothills Fire Relief Fund and the Bridger Ski Foundation, a nonprofit ski club based in Bozeman, MT.