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Welcome to one of Missoula’s most iconic and long running trail races. With just shy of 2,000 ft of climbing in a little over 1.5 miles, the Sentinel Hill Climb is a monster of a course, and we are excited to offer it to you in the summer again this year! The Sentinel Hill Climb is the race #3 in the 2018 Runner's Edge Trail Series. Please come join us to run, walk, hike or crawl your way up Missoula’s favorite mountain.
New for 2019 - We are going cupless! While there are no aid stations during the 1.6 mile Sentinel Hill Climb we typically offer a finish line assortment of calories. We recommend carrying a bottle or collapsible cup for your finish line hydration needs. Don't worry. You will still receive a mug for your ice cream! After using over 20,000 cups in 2019 we are committing to reduce our waste this year. Thank you for helping us reach this goal.
We will offer a kids fun run to the "M" for ages 5-12. This will start 20 minutes before the Sentinel Hill Climb. Kids will run with volunteers from the Big Dipper Running Team (who also put on the Little Dipper Trail Runs for kids). At the "M" we will give kids cowbells to cheer on racers in the Sentinel Hill Climb. We do ask that kids remain at the "M" until the last Sentinel Hill Climber comes through to avoid trail conflict. They are then welcome to head back down the trail and enjoy a bowl of Big Dipper Ice Cream!
Early Registration: $20 (2/26 – 3/31)
Late Registration: $25 (4/1 – 4/30)
Race Day Registration: $30 (5/1)
Kids Fun Run: $5 (Kids 5-12 years old)
What everyone gets:
A great race on Missoula’s most iconic peak!
2019 edition Sentinel Hill Climb Mug (to be filled with Big Dipper Ice Cream after the race!)
Goodies to snack on at the finish!
-4-6pm packet pickup in the basement of Runner's Edge
-6pm 100 mile record holder and Altra athlete Zach Bitter talk in the basement of Runner's Edge
Wednesday (race day):
-5:00-5:45pm – Race day registration and Packet Pick Up
5:40pm - Kids Fun Run to the "M"
6:00pm – Sentinel Hill Climb start
7:45pm’ish – Awards ceremony back in the ‘M’ trail parking lot following the race
“M” Trail Parking Lot (University of Montana)
Sentinel Hill Climb: 1.6 miles. 1970 Feet of Elevation Gain.
Kid's Fun Run: 0.7 miles. Appx 750 Feet of Elevation Gain.
This beautiful course goes up up up from the start at the ‘M’ trail parking lot and finishes on the proud summit of Mount Sentinel. The first 1/3 of the climb follows the ‘M’ trail while the remainder follows the Northwest ridge trail to the summit.
$100 cold hard cash to King and Queen of the Hill Climb!
$50 cash incentive to first male and female to reach the “M” on their way to the top of Sentinel!
Also awards for top 3 overall.
This event is limited to 250 Participants
Friends of the “M” Trail:
The Sentinel Hill Climb is conducted solely on U of M land. If you would like to support UM’s efforts to work with the broader Missoula community in providing stewardship and maintenance of Mt Sentinel’s much-loved and much-used trails, please consider making a donation in any amount to the Friends of the M Trail. Your donation is entirely tax deductible.