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Join us for our 5th year of our point-to-point mountain marathon show casing the newest trails on the Foy's to Blacktail Trail system! Racers with gather at Herron Park at 6:30 a.m. for a pre-race meeting and bib assignment, then will be bussed to the start at the Lakeside to Blacktail Trail. More details about drop bags, etc., can be found on the main website. We will have a get together at Bias Brewing in Kalispell from 6-8 p.m. after the race.
Remember to bring your bear spray. All racers must race with it because there is a real risk of running into wildlife such as bears and/or mountain lions that feel threatened and get aggressive. Even those at the back of the pack need to be aware of startling any of these charismatic megafauna.
There will be a strict 1 pm cut off time to reach the Emmons Saddle aid station, however even the slowest runners in the past have made it under this cut off. You will need to be moving at an average pace of >3 mph to meet this cut off.
This race, along with the Herron Half Marathon, 10k, & 5k trail races, are our longest-running annual fundraisers. The money raised from the races goes directly to building and maintaining trails in the 34-mile FTBT system, including new trails on Emmons Ridge south to Blacktail Mountain. In addition to event fees, our trails thrive largely in part to our dedicated sponsors. FTBT would like to recognize the following sponsors for their financial contributions in 2022 and many years prior:
FTBT would like to recognize the following sponsors for their financial and in-kind contributions in 2022:
Measure Law, P.C.
Advanced Rehabilitation Services
Chuck Olsen Real Estate
Jordahl & Sliter
Youth with a Mission - Endurance Adventures
Rocky Mountain Outfitter
Sportsman & Ski Haus
Trailhead Realty Group
Engel & Volkers - Kristin Zuckerman
Whitefish Tours & Outfitters
Montana Dental Works
Glacier Center for Dentistry
Big Mountain Family Medicine
First Montana Bank
Harlow’s Bus Service
Crowley & Fleck Attorneys
We would also like to thank our volunteer partners. Hundreds of hours of time and thousands of dollars have helped to maintain this trail system:
Applied Materials Foundation
Recreational Equipment, Inc.
Kalispell Daybreak Rotary
Montana Conservation Corps
Montana State Parks
Flathead National Forest
American Forest Management
Herron Park Equestrians
Flathead County Parks
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