Southwest Montana’s Premiere 5K
5 kilometer race near the banks of the Madison River
Race Entry Fee : $20 for individual ($15 on Active.com)
The Gold Miner’s Trail – Ennis to Virginia City
Bike: 14 miles Run: 7 miles
Race Entry Fee : $55 for individual, $75 for team
The Highest Road Marathon on Planet Earth
26.2 mile and 13.1 mile road races at more than 9,000 feet above sea level
Race Entry Fee : $85 for full, $60 for half, and $140 for team
The Second Longest Downhill Road Marathon on Planet Earth
26.2 mile and 13.1 mile road races with a net drop of 3,500 feet (8,500 to 5,000 feet above sea level)
Race Entry Fee : $85 for full, $60 for half
Montana’s Greatest Olympic Distance Triathlon
Swim : 1,200 yards Bike : 23 miles Run : 6 miles
Race Entry Fee : $80 for individual, $120 for team
The Madison River Run will be in its 20th year in 2015. For many years, it was a local fun run that generally attracted 50 to 60 runners from Madison County and the rest of Southwest Montana. It is still a local fun run and it still attracts runners from Southwest Montana, but this is just the beginning.
The Madison Duathlon (bike/run) started out as a natural expansion of a good idea (i.e. the Madison Marathon), but it quickly became a good idea on its own. It has grown in popularity every year from the inaugural race in 2012. Many duathletes who have competed in the Madison Marathon say they had more fun on the duathlon
Since the inaugural race over Labor Day Weekend in 2008, the Madison Marathon has grown by leaps and bounds. It has joined the ranks of American marathons that sell out each year. We have hosted runners from at least 40 states and several countries. Nearly one-half of the runners come from outside of Montana which is pretty good considering we have just 200 slots open.
The Big Sky Marathon is the result of our success with the Madison Marathon. We had marathoners from around the world screaming for a double. To non-marathoners, this is completely
counter-intuitive. After all, why would you host a second marathon immediately after one of the most difficult marathons in America?
Like the duathlon, the Madison Triathlon was intended to be an extension of a good idea. It became, however, a good idea on its own as well as the genesis of the Madison Trifecta Sporting Series. Do all three! If you do all three events (the duathlon, marathon, and triathlon) in a single summer, you will be a T.B.A. So far, more people have walked on the moon (12 astronauts) than have earned a T.B.A.