The Butte "Tap 'er Light" 1/2 Marathon

Sat August 8, 2020 Butte, MT US 59701 Directions

"Tap' er Light" 1/2 Marathon

$55 9:00AM MDT - 1:00PM MDT Price increases after October 31, 2019 at 11:59pm MDT

The Tap 'er Light 10K Pub Run

$40 9:00AM MDT - 1:00PM MDT Price increases after October 31, 2019 at 11:59pm MDT
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Cora Terrace Road
Butte, MT US 59701

From an 1860's mining camp to a bustling city with street cars and copper kings, the history of Butte is as wild and colorful as that of any western American city. Called the "Richest Hill on Earth" Butte was once the world's largest supplier of copper and has over 10,000 miles of tunnels running beneath the city. Miners came from around the world including countries like China, Serbia, Italy, England, and Ireland. Butte still has the largest number of Irish Catholics per capita. Irish traditions still dominate Butte's culture. Join us on August 8th to celebrate the history, the culture, and the Irish heritage of Butte, Montana.

The Butte "Tap 'er Light" 1/2 marathon will descend the "Richest Hill on Earth" while passing the cities most iconic landmarks. Mines, brothels, bars, and cool buildings!

Course is well marked with orange cones, Irish flags, unicorns, leprechauns, and flamingos!

Full aid stations (Hammer Nutrition products, fruit, potato chips, pickles, Moscow mules, and more!) at mile 3, 6, and 8.5 for 1/2 marathon runners and at 5K for 10K runners.

Course Map

  • Friday, August 7
  • 6-8pm: Packet Pickup @ Butte Brewing!
  • Saturday, August 8
  • 7-8:30am: Packet Pickup @ Granite Mountain Speculator (Starting Line)
  • 8:45am: Race Meeting
  • 9am: Race Start!
  • 1pm: Enjoy a Free Beer and Good Company @ Butte Brewing!
  • Full Aid Stations at Mile 3, 6 & 9 (Fruit, snacks, pickles, beer, Moscow Mules)
  • Stats
  • Starting Elevation 6,280 feet, Finish Elevation 5,600 feet.
  • Lowest Point 5,501 feet (at 11.30 miles)
  • Highest Point 6,302 feet (at 0.39 miles)
  • Uphill 5.31 miles (40.4%)
  • Downhill 7.10 miles (54.0%)
  • Flat 0.73 miles (5.5%)
  • Height Gain 800 feet
  • Steepest Uphill +12.2% (at 9.17 miles)
  • Steepest Downhill -12.2% (at 3.86 miles)
  • Longest Uphill 1.01 miles (at 11.30 miles)

Course Map

Interactive Course Map

This is an official registered Road Runners Club of America race.



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