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Mountain to Meadow

Quick facts

Distance Half marathon

About Mountain to Meadow

The title of this race, "Mountain to Meadow", captures perfectly the scenery runners can expect to encounter in eastern Idaho, where the mountains on either side of the Montana-Idaho border meet among the trees of the Lolo and Clearwater National Forests. The route from the start to the finish descends along a combination of dirt and gravel roads, with wide-open fields of wildflowers in the meadows along the course.

The half-marathon winds for 13 miles through forests of Engleman Spruce and White Pine, with dramatic views of the Bitterroot Mountains in the distance. However beautiful the scenery is, though, runners need to be prepared for a run at a high elevation.

Distances

10k

  • 10km

1/2 Marathon

  • 21.097km

5k

  • 5km

Practicalities

Aid Stations

There will be 4 aid stations and 2 water stations on the half marathon course. Water, Gatorade, gels, and first-aid kits will be available at each of these stations.

Award Medals

There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd men and women placing in each race and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd mementos for men, women, and children placing in all age groups.

Mountain to Meadow Route Map

Mountain to Meadow Route Map

Start:

Lolo Pass Visitor Center

Lolo,us

Highlights

Runners will pass Packer Meadows, a historical site along the Nez Perce and Lewis and Clark trails.

Overview

The Mountain to Meadow race follows an out-and-back loop course that starts and finishes at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center, which lies just off Highway 12 and where a historical plaque marks the spot where Lewis & Clark and their expedition party crossed on their journey in 1805.

From there, runners follow a counter-clockwise loop that starts out along Road 5670 and heads gently downhill, and then turns onto Road 5671 between the first and second mile markers, after which point the course begins a gradual ascent all the way to the mile 5 marker.

Once runners pass the fifth mile marker, just after passing through the southernmost point in the race, they then get to enjoy a gradual descent over the next couple of miles.

Between the seventh and eighth mile markers, the course then meets up with Elk Meadows Road and begins heading uphill again, followed by two tight turns along the road through the mountains, and then a nice, gradual downhill over the last few miles in to the finish line back at the visitor center.

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.