Events

Paddleboard DEMO

Who: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks-The Base Camp
What: Stand Up Paddleboard DEMO
Where: Montana Wild Center next to the MT Wildlife Rehab Center at Spring Meadow Lake
When: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

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HURL Elkhorn Endurance Runs

Who: Helena Ultra Runners League
What: HURL Elkhorn Endurance Runs
Where: Montana City, MT
When: Sat, Aug 02, 2014

 Welcome to the HURL Elkhorn Endurance 50 Mile, 50K, and 23K Runs!

Spectacular Montana scenery, lots of vertical opportunity, miles of challenging single track trail, primitive roads, dirt, rocks, forests, meadows, and cold, clear creeks to splash through. Enjoy all of the above on this primarily remote, back country run through the rugged and beautiful Elkhorn Mountains.  We invite you to come to Montana for a run you won’t soon forget….just don’t expect to find any pavement.

As always, this event relies on the kind sacrifices of lots of volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering, please see this link

Volunteer for the HURL

 

Race Registration
Click the link below to register on-line:

UltraSignup.com

Or, you can enter the HURL Elkhorn Endurance Runs by correctly filling out and mailing the proper paper form:

Elkhorn 2014 50M-50K Entry Form

Elkhorn 2014 23K Entry Form

50M/50K entry fee includes a pre-race dinner for you and a guest and a technical T-shirt. All 50M/50K finishers receive a print of Elkhorn Mountain related art, drawn each year by a local runner, and other awards.

23K entry fee includes a technical T-shirt. All 23K finishers receive a print of Elkhorn Mountain related art, drawn each year by a local runner.

REFUND POLICY: $50 of 50 mile entry fee and $30 of 50K entry fee is refundable for requests received prior to July 20. No refunds will be made after July 19. The 23K entry fee is non-refundable.

Sorry, but there is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION FOR ANY EVENT!

11th Annual York 38 Special Mountain Bike Ride

Who: York Fire Rescue
What: Mountain Bike Ride
Where: York to Vigilante Campground
When: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

There are actually three rides to choose from — the original 38, the Spirit of 76 (76-mile cyclocross), and the 13-mile family and youth fun ride (from York to Vigilante Campground and back), known as the Lucky 13. The awesome views, course, and homemade goodies at every aid station drew more than 225 riders last year. More details and course maps at http://www.york38special.com/. Proceeds benefit York Fire Rescue and help us train and improve our firefighting and emergency medical equipment. Registration fees include lunch at the York Bar for everyone and riding jerseys and goodie bags for the 38 Special and Spirit of 76 riders. Hope you’ll join us!

Reservations: http://www.york38special.com/.

Endurance Athlete Jennifer Pharr Davis comes to Helena

Who: Jennifer Pharr Davis
What: The Base Camp Speaker Series--Endurance Athlete
Where: The Base Camp/Downtown Helena
When: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

The Base Camp Welcomes Jennifer to Helena
Sunday, August 24
4:00pm

Jennifer Pharr Davis is an endurance athlete, speaker, author, and the owner of Blue Ridge Hiking Company. She has hiked over 12,000 miles on six different continents and has completed thru-hikes of the Appalachian Trail three times, including a 2011 thru-hike of 46.5 days (47 miles per day) that set the overall endurance record (male or female) on the Appalachian Trail. She has also completed thru-hikes of the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail, the 486-mile Colorado Trail, the 525-mile GR11 through the Spanish Pyrenees, and numerous other trails throughout Europe. In addition to her record on the Appalachian Trail, she has held endurance records on Australia’s 620-mile Bibbulmun Track and on Vermont’s 280-mile Long Trail.
Her 2011 Appalachian Trail hike was named “Performance of the Year” by UltraRunning Magazine, and she was named a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2012. She has been featured in the New York Times and Guideposts magazine, as well as on NPR’s Talk of the Nation, the CBS Morning Show, and the AP Wire. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband Brew and her daughter Charley, and she is the founder and owner of Blue Ridge Hiking Company (www.blueridgehikingco.com), whose mission is “to make the wilderness accessible and enjoyable through written and spoken word, instruction and guiding.”

CALLED AGAIN: A STORY OF LOVE AND TRIUMPH BOOK DESCRIPTION

In 2011, Jennifer Pharr Davis became the overall record holder on the Appalachian Trail. By hiking 2,181 miles in 46 days – an average of 47 miles per day – she became the first female to ever set that mark. But this is not a book about records or numbers; this is a book about endurance and faith, and most of all love.
The most amazing part of this story is not found at the finish, but is discovered through the many challenges, lessons and relationships that present themselves along the trail. This is Jennifer’s story, in her own words, about how she started this journey with a love for hiking and more significantly a love for her husband Brew. Together, they were able to overcome rugged mountains and raging rivers, sleet storms and 100 degree heat, shin-splints and illnesses. They made new friends and tested old friendships; they shared together laughter, and tears – a lot of tears. But, through it all, they fell more in love with one another and with the wilderness.