27th Annual
Jim Bridger Trail Run




in the foothills of the Bridger Mountains

COVID-19 UPDATE: Runners, the race committee has been  monitoring the COVID-19 situation and has decided to postpone the JBTR until September 2020. We are currently awaiting approval on a new date from the Forest Service, which issues our permit. As soon as we know, we'll update you. We are changing our no-refund policy due to these unusual circumstances. Anyone who already registered for the June race will have the option of transferring their registration to the Sept date, donating the fee to BSF, or receiving a refund. Once we set the date, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to choose your option. Thank you for your understanding as we try to keep the safety of our community and our runners as the top priority.


Registration fee: $50 through June 1

$60 June 2-19

Online registration closes at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 18. You can register in-person on Friday, June 19, from 12-7 p.m. at Schnee's during packet pickup. No race-day registration.

"Like" the Jim Bridger Trail Run Facebook page to get announcements and updates about the race.

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 near 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. Nutrition provided by Hammer. 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 lunch and serving local Headstrong beer and Lockhorn Cider, 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 19

12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Race packet pickup at Schnee's in downtown Bozeman (35 East Main). Onsite registration available.


Saturday, June 20

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/race start.) 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, start/finish, 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.

Want to help out? We encourage spectators to volunteer, too!

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.


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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 and nontransferable. 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.

No race-day registration.


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


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