Foothills 16K

Sat October 17, 2020 Bozeman, MT 59715 US Directions

Foothills 16K

9:00AM MDT - 2:00PM MDT
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132 E. Main St
Bozeman, MT US 59715

Foothills 16K Race Day

This is a 16-kilometer point-to-point style trail run. Participants will run a 0.5-mile section of Sypes Canyon Rd at the start before running the Foothills trail for the rest of the race to the M parking lot where they will enter onto the M connector trail and cross the finish line at Story Mill Park.  If you're going for speed, get ahead on this short road section before the bottleneck on the single track. The course is primarily moderately technical single track with rolling climbs through pine forests, open meadows and sweeping views of the Gallatin Valley and mountain ranges beyond. The course climbs a total of 2,020 feet and reaches a maximum elevation of 6,732 feet. 


  • If you have COVID-19 related symptoms, please stay home. This includes fever, chills, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, muscle or body aches, nausea or vomiting, cough, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, diarrhea, or headache.
  • If you have recently been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please do not attend this event.
  • If you are feeling sick prior to the event, please stay home.


  • Start line is located at Sypes Canyon Trailhead130 Churn Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715
  • Please pick a wave that aligns with your estimated finish time and current fitness level and arrive at that time. There will be a rolling start, which means your time begins only when you cross the timing mat.

9:00 AM  START - Expected finish time faster than 1 hour 20 minutes

9:30AM  START - Expected finish time between 1 hour 20 minutes and 1 hour 30 minutes

10:00AM  START - Expected finish time between 1 hour 30 minutes and 1 hour 40 minutes

10:30AM  START - Expected finish time between 1 hour 45 minutes and beyond

Face coverings are mandatory at the start line. You may take your face covering down as you begin the race and spread out from other runners.


There is no early pickup - it will begin 30 minutes prior to your start time

  • 9:00AM start time: Bib pickup at 8:30AM
  • 9:30AM start time: Bib pickup at 9:00AM
  • 10:00AM start time: Bib pickup at 9:30AM
  • 10:30AM start time: Bib pickup at 10:00AM

Pick up your bib number at the start line (Sypes Canyon Trailhead).

You must wear a face covering and your temperature will be checked.

Once you cross the finish line at Story Mill Park, you will receive your race shirt.


  • There is no parking at the start line. All runners must be dropped off at the Sypes Canyon Trailhead. This means you are responsible for finding your own ride to the event. There is no parking or hanging out at the start line if you are not participating in the race. Please drive up, drop off your runner, and proceed to exit.


  • There are no aid stations this year due to COVID-19. Please supply your own food and water.


  • If you are passing a runner, please verbally indicate your presence and your intent to pass. It is the responsibility of the runner being passed to step aside.
  • Headphones are not recommended. If you have to wear them, please only keep one ear in on low volume or consider open-ear headphones on low volume.
  • Please help us take care of our trails. Do not litter and keep your empty gel packets with you until the conclusion of the race. 


  • Located at Story Mill Park (698 Bridger Dr, Bozeman, MT 59715)
  • There will be no gathering/lingering at the finish line. Upon finishing the event, please gather your items and avoid congregating.
  • Packaged snacks and drinks will be available.
  • Results will be posted online by Competitive Timing. Sorry, no print outs will be available.


  • There will be a trailer located at the start line for you to drop a bag. Please indicate your name on your bag to avoid any confusion picking it up at the finish line. 
    Consider bringing a coat to wear while you wait to start since temperatures may be chilly with precipitation. You can shed this layer and place it in your drop bag before starting the race.


  • We are not allowing spectators at the start or finish area. If you are waiting for your runner, please socially distance and wear a mask. Parking will be limited at Story Mill Park (finish area)
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