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Black Hills 100

Quick facts

Distance Ultra marathon

About Black Hills 100

The Black Hills 100, was created and is directed by local trail/ultra runners Ryan Phillips and Chris Stores. and  is South Dakotas second ultra marathon.The races will be run on a portion of the Centennial Trail, a 111 mile ribbon of singletrack traversing the Black Hills of South Dakota. The race will start in Sturgis at Woodle Field/Track, and proceed 1.3 miles on the city bike path before connecting with the Centennial Trail. From the Ft. Meade TH, runners will follow the trail south and begin their climb into the Black Hills, eventually reaching the turnaround point and then returning to finish at Woodle Field/Track.

Distances

30K

  • 30km

50 Miler

  • 80.467km

100 Miler

  • 160.934km

50K

  • 50km

Practicalities

Accommodation

The Best Western in Sturgis,The Holiday Inn in Spearfish. Camping is also available.

Aid Stations

There are 8 aid stations along the way, 7 of which are visited twice. Aid stations will be stocked with the fairly standard assortment of foods you’d typically find at an ultra aid station. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to: pretzels, chips, candy, assorted fruit, cookies, sandwiches (meat/cheese and PBJ), soup, potatoes, soda, and water. Our nutrition sponsor is Hammer, so all aid stations will have a limited supply of Hammer gel and Heed.

Award Medals

All finishers of the 100M will receive a silver belt buckle. Anyone who finishes in under 24 hours will receive a special gold belt buckle. The top three male and female finishers will receive awards. In addition, the top three finishers in each age group, broken down in ten year increments (e.g. 20-29, 30-29, etc.) will receive an award.

Equipment Storage

Drop bags will be available at Elk Creek (mile 17/83), Dalton Lake (mile 29/71) and Silver City (mile 50).

Maximum Time

34 hrs

Parking

Parking areas are available at each trailhead/aid station.

Transport

Most drop bags will be returned to the finish line.

Black Hills 100 Route Map

Black Hills 100 Route Map

Start:

Woodle Field

Sturgis,us

Overview

The 100M race starts at Woodle Field in Sturgis. The first mile follows the paved city bike path east to the Fort Meade trailhead. From there, the course takes to the Centennial Trail, which is mostly singletrack trail with a few sections that follow old logging routes (and one short section that follows brand new logging roads). In total the course is approximately 98% trail with only the first and last mile following the paved bike path.The 100 mile course will take runners to Silver City before turning around and heading back to Sturgis.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.