The Big Mountain Run - Danny On Hill Climb

Sat July 22, 2023 Whitefish, MT 59937 US Directions


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Danny On Trailhead, Whitefish Mountain Resort
Whitefish, MT US 59937


Join us for the 41st Annual Big Mountain Run - Danny On Hill Climb!

Run, walk, or hike to the top of Whitefish Mountain Resort! A lung busting fitness challenge, or a casual family hike, the choice is yours! All ages and abilities welcome. Each entry receives a one-time lift ticket back down the mountain. 

When: Saturday July 22, 2023

What: 3.8 Miles with 2,200 ft elevation gain 

Start Time: 9:30am (New!)

Start: Danny On Trail (near Hellroaring Saloon) at Whitefish Mountain Resort, Whitefish Montana

Finish: Where the Danny On Trail reaches the cat track to the Summit House.

Entry includes a lift ticket down, race swag, great prizes, and snacks at the top! 

Awards will be on the deck of the Summit House on top of the mountain at 11:30am. 

Compete for:
Fastest Adults (King and Queen), Fastest Juniors 16 and under, (Prince and Princess), Oldest and Youngest Runner, Prize Top Dog Award (Fastest Dog on a leash) up the mountain, and The Birthday Club!  All runners finishing the course in a time less than their age (women - age plus 10 minutes) qualify for the Birthday Club and receive a cupcake and the coveted asterisk by your name.   


1) Register in April, May & June for $25 per individual, Register in July for $30 per individual, and an additional $5 per person at day of registration.

2) $15 for Juniors (16 and under) April - July, and an additional $5 per person at day of registration. 

Online registration closes at 8pm the day before the race.  You may register day of from 8:00 to 9:10 am by the start of the Danny On Trail. There tends to be a line for day of registration, so please leave at least 30 min before the race to register, so that you have time for that last minute bathroom break! 

Proceeds support the Glacier Nordic Ski Team and Youth Programs. Last year, our 18 and under winter programs comprised of over 250 kids ages 4-18 years old. We offer a variety of options with affordable rentals to ease the cost of entry into skiing. Outside of programs, Glacier Nordic Club groom trails at the Big Mountain Trail Head, Whitefish Lake Golf Course (Glacier Nordic Center), Meadow Lake Golf Course (Meadow Lake Nordic Trails), Muldown Elementary, and Round Meadow. Two of those venues have funding assistance through grants, and Muldown is a free community offering to support youth health. Grooming trails are extremely expensive, and overall club operations, tools, gear, machinery and staffing are funded by your support through a trail pass, season memberships, and donations. Glacier Nordic Club also runs the Glacier Nordic Shop which is stationed seasonally at the Whitefish Lake Golf Course, and provides rentals and lessons for all. 

Please fill out this MANDATORY Waiver, and show email confirmation prior to bib pick up Saturday morning -

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