Trail Rail Run

Sat June 6, 2020 St. Regis, MT US 59866 Directions

50 Mile

7:00AM MDT - 9:00PM MDT


8:00AM MDT - 9:00PM MDT


9:00AM MDT - 9:00PM MDT


10:00AM MDT - 9:00PM MDT


10:15AM MDT - 9:00PM MDT

50 Mile Hand Cyclist

7:00AM MDT - 9:00PM MDT

50 Mile Relay

7:00AM MDT - 9:00PM MDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

St Regis Park
St. Regis, MT US 59866

The June 6, 2020 event will have options of a 50 Mile team relay, 50 Mile Hand Cyclist or individual race lengths of 50 Mile, 50K, 30K, 12K, or 5K. The various race lengths begin along the abandoned Northern Pacific Railroad and Milwaukee Railroad grades tracking from Mullan, Idaho and ending in St, Regis, Montana. The beginning of the 50-mile course follows the historic state line. The route then tracks over two breathtaking historical train trestles and dives under two tunnels. The final portions of the course parallel and weave along the scenic St. Regis River before everyone finishes at the St. Regis Community Park with visiting, music, delicious free food and beer!

All participants will receive a t-shirt, individual 50-Mile runners will receive a finishers jacket as long as they are registered on or before April 10th. Trail Rail Run will make every effort to provide individual, 50-Mile Finishers a jacket, however, any registration after April 10th, will not be guaranteed a jacket.

Proceeds will support the further improvement of the trail and the surrounding community!

The Trail Rail Run is an event brought to you in part by St. Regis Community Center, USDA Forest Service, Lolo NF, Superior Ranger District, and is sanctioned by USA Track & Field. 



May 8, 2020

Good Afternoon Racers, 

After sincere consideration of the runners’, volunteers’ and our community’s safety in compliance with Governor Bullock's restrictions the June 6th Trail Rail Run will continue for Montana residents only. 

Runners are encouraged to have a driver to take them to their starting line to decrease the amount of individuals on busses to as few as possible while still maintaining social distancing guidelines. Options are described below for out of state runners or those in state runners who do not feel comfortable participating in the race due to COVID19. The 50 Mile and 50 Mile Relay starting line will be moved to Lookout Ski Pass, on the Montana side and will have a loop added to reach the 50 mile total. Awards and certificates will be mailed after the race and the end of race events will look significantly different, this information will be included in runner’s packets. Due to COVID19 we cannot make exceptions to the out of state participation guidelines. 

The following options are available for out of state participants or runners who do not feel comfortable participating due to COVID19: 

Option 1:

Deferral to 2021 with no added fee

Postpone for free to June 12, 2021

Racers who have already deferred from 2019 to 2020 may also defer to 2021 this year only with no added fee.

Option 2:

Participate in a Virtual Run June 6, 2020!

**Runners must show proof of completing their distance by 10pm Mountain Time on June 6, 2020 with a smart watch or GPS**

Finisher rewards and jackets for 50 Mile participants will be mailed no later than June 30th 

This option is only available to runners who were registered prior to May 8, 2020

Option 3:

50% Refund of Race Entry Fee

Includes: 100% refund of bus pass

Excludes: Processing fees

This option is being offered only because there are so many other available options to runners and in order to maintain the race we must cover the upfront costs that have already gone out for all runners. 

Option 4:

Donate Entry Fees to the Trail Rail Run/St. Regis Community Council

The St. Regis Community Council is the non-profit that sponsors the Trail Rail Run. This race would not have started without them! The St. Regis Community Council works to better the St. Regis Community by hosting Montana’s largest annual Memorial Weekend Flea-Market; the free Easter Egg Hunt; the 4th of July Parade and events; a New Year’s Eve Dinner, Dance and Fireworks; the annual Christmas Bazaar and Christmas Lighting Competition; Scarecrow Row Competition and Harvest Dance; St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Dance; a Town-Wide Yard Sale and a beautiful building available for many private events in the community. The Community Council also donates to many individual school events and extracurricular activities as well as a yearly scholarship of $1500 to a graduating senior. The Trail Rail Run works in part with the Community Council to better the trail and the communities surrounding it. This year we were able to donate $3,000 to the betterment of the trail through the Route of the Olympian project working to improve 16 miles of trail and the Night Riders Association who are working to restore the Saltese Trestle. Donating your entry fees will ensure these types of activities and projects will continue regardless of our current pandemic.


Continuing with June 6, 2020:

Registration will continue as planned!

Registration fees will be locked in the “Looking Good for Race Day” bracket

Registration fees will increase on June 1st

*No deferrals or race changes will be noted until May 11th. 


Thank you for your patience and understanding through this process. 

Happy Running, 


Tyler M. Cheesman

Trail Rail Run Race Director

A St. Regis Community Council Sponsored Event


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