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Placid to Gold 50K
June 1 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
An event every year that begins at 7:00 am on day first of June, repeating until June 3, 2023
You get to run from Placid Lake (near the town of Seeley Lake, MT) to Gold Creek (near Missoula, MT) through the heart of the Montana mountain country. You will start at Placid Lake state park near the town of Seeley Lake and finish at Gold Creek near the town of Missoula. We will shuttle you from the finish line (Gold Creek) to the start (Placid Lake) and you will run back to your car and your cheering family/friends. The run will consist of trail, closed Forest Service roads, and some miles of maintained, but seldom used, Forest Service roads. There will be a support station approximately every 10K, with a 20K and 30K bag drop option. The route will climb a few passes, but is not overly steep. It is nice mix of long steady climbs and long enjoyable declines. You will run through some burned sections, past old cabins, and along the route author Norman Maclean chronicled in his book A Ranger a Cook and a Hole in the Sky. There will be an after party at Conflux Brewing in downtown Missoula!
Friday, May 31st from 6 to 8pm: Packet pickup at Conflux Brewing (downtown Missoula).
Saturday, June 1st at 7am: Shuttle leaves Gold Creek. You can drive yourself or have someone drop you off at Placid, but the shuttle leaves at 7am sharp.
Saturday, June 1st at 8:30am: 50K start!
Race cutoff time is 3:30pm (Aprox. 7 hours).
Saturday, June 1st at 5pm: After party with pizza and a free drink at Conflux Brewing!
Race shirt, finishers medal, free beer, and pizza!
Event details subject to change; check event websites for details.