Date: Jun 17, 2022
Location: Sheridan, Wyoming
Region: Rocky Mountains - Wyoming
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Bighorn Trail Run
June 17 - June 18
The Bighorn Trail Run in Wyoming is an epic endurance race that is as technical as it is beautiful. Crossing through the Little Bighorn and Tongue River Areas of the Bighorn National Forest, racers have 34 hours to navigate 76 miles of technical single – track trails, 16 miles of rugged jeep roads, and 8 miles of gravel. This out and back course is one that is mentally and physically demanding with approximately 20,500+ feet of elevation gain and descents. In addition to the 100 mile race, the event includes 52, 32 and 18 mile options. With fabulously marked courses, well-stocked aid stations, first aid, and fun atmosphere – this destination event is one to hugely consider if up for a challenge in the “extreme” category.
Each course is slightly different in starting points and directions but they all cross the same finish line at Scott Park where a celebration awaits. Runners enjoy showers, picnic with local burgers and beer, live music, and awards ceremony.
Bighorn 100 Mile course has a total of 18 aid stations with a variety of support, 9 stations on outbound course with same 9 on return course. Given the terrain, there is a mix of what is provided but many are fully supplied for runners to rest and fuel up. The aid station at Sally’s Footbridge incudes outhouse and medical check. Jaws Trailhead is the turn around point at mile 48. The volunteers are prepared for extreme temperatures, brutal heat in the canyon during the days and potential freezing temperatures at night.
Bighorn 52 Mile course starts at the 100 Mile halfway point at Jaws Trailhead with 12 aid stations along the way.
Bighorn 32 Mile course begins just above the Dry Fork aid station. At Cow Camp aid station the 32 Mile participants join the 52 milers for the rest of the race. There are 6 aid stations in total for this course.
Bighorn 18 Mile race is the shortest option but still very challenging. The course begins at the Dry Fork aid station and immediately starts with a climb up the Freeze Out road. There are 4 aid stations to support runners along the way.
The weekend schedule begins for 100 milers on Thursday afternoon for packet pick-up and gathering reception at Whitney Commons Park for race announcements and trail briefing with opportunity for Q&A. Their race kicks off Friday morning as other mile participants arrive for their packet pick-up and welcome party at Black Tooth Brewery. Saturday has start times for the various distances; 52, 32, 18. The day ends when all racers finish at Scott Park. Sunday morning has a sponsored breakfast for all participants, supporters, and volunteers. Another opportunity for everyone to tell stories of a racing adventure they will never forget.