Thursday, October 25, 2018

6th Annual Mountain Running Film Festival

Logjam Presents and Montana Trail Crew bring you

The 6th Annual Mountain Running Film Festival

Thursday, September 27, 2018

"Help from My Friends": Sara Boughner's IMTUF 100 Race Report

Sara prepping for the distance - All photos courtesy of Sara Boughner
If you don’t want to read my ramblings, but do want the gist, here is the nutshell:
  1. Mantra: all day, all night, all day.
  2. The importance of crew (friends).
  3. Just keep walking, even when you are crying. 
  4. Never believe that you are almost there.
  5. The build up and break down of ultra-racing.
  6. Recovery. 
  7. Thanks to ice cream.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018

2018 Rut Preview

Labor Day weekend is here and in Montana that means it's Rut Time. This premiere event in North American mountain running kicks of on Friday with the VK, followed by Saturday's 28K, and Sunday's 50K... after-party to follow! Keeping with our tradition of being the unofficial Rut hype-machine, we've got the lowdown on who we can expect to be battling up front:

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Q&A with Run Flathead's Brian Miller

The Herron Half features plenty to distract you from its nearly 2500' of climbing. 
For many of us here in the Treasure State, summer means getting out and exploring new terrain. The Flathead Valley is always a top draw and while there is no shortage of well-known places to run there, it also holds plenty of hidden gems that are worth checking out. One way to find such places is jump into a local trail race. That's what I did back in June when I signed up for the Herron Half, located at Herron Park near Kalispell. After the race I caught up with Race Director Brian Miller of Run Flathead, who agreed to fill us in on how he started organizing trail races and what we can expect from a new event he's planning to debut this fall. -JG

Sunday, June 3, 2018

2018 Copper City Trails 14k Recap: A Great New Trail System

The first annual Copper City Trails 14k took place this morning, June 3rd, under blue skies in Three Forks, Montana. This event, hosted by Bozeman Running Company, showed off the brand new trail system being put together by the Southwest Montana Mountain Bike Association. The unique flowy, desert-like feel of these trails was on full display as runners took off and headed for the hills. 

Bozeman High School runner, Renn Meuwissen and Alan Adams battled for the men's overall title while Clara Toronto and Katie Pederson claimed the top two spots on the women's side. Renn and Alan are also now topping the overall Treasure State Trail Series leader board after finishing near each other in Don't Fence Me In. Can you smell a rivalry?

After the race runners hung around enjoying a relaxed, festive meal provided by BRC while exchanging stories from trail. We are happy to welcome Copper City Trails 14k to the Treasure State Trail Series and look forward to an additional distance next year! Overall series results are updated here. Check below for interviews with Alan Adams, Renn Meuwissen, Clara Toronto, and Zach Altman.

Alan Adams - 2nd overall

Renn Meuwissin - 1st Overall

Clara Toronto - 1st Overall

Zach Altman - Race Director

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Q&A with Copper City Trails 14k RD-Zach Altman

This weekend, June 3rd, the Treasure State Trail Series returns with the Copper City Trails 14k. This is the first year of the event for Bozeman Running Company on a brand new trail system near Three Forks. We spoke with Zach Altman, the race director for Copper City, to get more information.

The race begins at 8am on June 3rd and registration is still open here for the trail run.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Reflections on Common Ground: Q&A with Anthony Pavkovich

Common Ground Teaser from Eli Abeles-Allison on Vimeo.

Ignited by a passion for public lands and wild places, a group of friends set out in the summer of 2017 from Bozeman on a run spanning over 200 miles through the Greater Yellowstone to Red Lodge. By running, filming, and writing, they spread their message and advocated for public lands through various news outlets: Trail Runner Magazine, Outside Bozeman, and right here and here at Montana Trail Crew. But their work didn't stop there. Read on to take in some details on their adventure and find out about the short film, Common Ground, premiering April 24th in Bozeman and May 18th in Missoula. The film documents both their journey and struggle on behalf of the special places they consider "home." In the following Q&A, Anthony Pavkovich recounts the experience: