Join Scout Mountain Ultras
Caribou-Targhee National Forest is located in the states of Idaho and Wyoming, with a small section in Utah in the United States. The forest is broken into several separate sections and extends over 2.63 million acres (10,600 km2). To the east the forest borders Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and Bridger-Teton National Forest. Most of the forest is a part of the 20-million-acre (81,000 km2) Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The Caribou-Targhee National Forest boasts rugged mountains, fertile valleys, rivers, varied wildlife, campgrounds, wilderness, adventure, solitude, and scenery enough to saturate your aesthetic cravings.
The Scout Mountain Ultra Trail will take the competitors on a very challenging tour of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest outside of Pocatello, Idaho. This is a difficult and beautiful race in the Bannock and Pocatello mountain ranges surrounding Pocatello Idaho. Previous editions of the race were known as the Pocatello 50 but due to course changes the event has evolved. The full course is 100 kilometers long (62.5 miles) with 12,700’ of vertical gain and 12,700’ of vertical loss.
This is a difficult and beautiful race in the Bannock and Pocatello mountain ranges surrounding Pocatello Idaho and through the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. The full 100 km solo race will consists of running three consecutive “legs”. We will also be hosting a 60 km (legs 2 and 3), as well as a 35 km (21 mile) (leg 3) option. All three of these categories will be run solo. For the truly “hardcore” runner, the entire 100 km course is for you. This is a serious test of endurance as runners navigate this challenging course with 12,500 ft of vertical gain.
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Free camping is available at the start/finish line, which is the Mink Creek Group Site Campground Pavilion.
After Race Services
Dinner will be served at the finish line and is included as part of your entry fee. Dinner will be ready upon the first runner crossing the finish line and will be available through sunset.
The major aid stations will have water, hydration drink, fruit, salty items (pretzls, chips, etc.), sandwiches, etc. The “minor” aid stations will have water and basic food.
1st place men and women received a limited edition, hand thrown piece of pottery, specifically commissioned for the Pocatello 50. Second and third place men and women also received a customized piece of hand thrown pottery from local artists Dwight and Regina Masak. This will feature similarly unique prizes. Every finisher will take home a small prize in remembrance of their great achievement.
Runners should have their drop bags completely prepared, marked, and ready for pick-up at the pre-race briefing. Drop bag service will be offered at City Creek (25), Mink Creek (42), Big Fir (57). We encourage the Big Fir drop bag to be used what you would need and basic night-running items (headlamp, jacket, gloves, etc.) if you feel you’ll be running final miles in the dark.
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