The Pronghorn Pursuit Trail Run is a fundraiser organized by Beaverhead Trails Coalition (BTC) and the Beaverhead County High School Cross Country Team (BCHS). Benefits and donations will be split between these two organizations.
Trail runners of all levels are invited to Dillon in early August to take part in the Pronghorn Pursuit. Much of our community will be involved in hosting this event, and are eager for you to spend time with us and discover all that the Dillon area has to offer. Dillon is a welcoming and authentically Western town, located in a scenic river valley enclosed by sweeping mountain ranges. Our community supports many diverse recreation activities, including world-class fly fishing. We’re excited to have runners discover our trails, made possible through the hard work of the members of the Beaverhead Trails Coalition. The Pronghorn Pursuit, exclusively off pavement, meanders through the gorgeous sagebrush hills of the High Trails System, with spectacular views of the Beaverhead River Valley below. The 15k course is challenging and will put your summer fitness to the test with 90% singletrack and 2400’ of climbing. The course is a great mix of steep climbs and technical descents, interspersed with sections of fast, flowing singletrack. The 5K course offers a similar technical mix, and the same great views, but at a more manageable scale for many runners. You can still expect to be challenged by this course, with some steeper sections climbing over 500’, but can look forward to the last kilometer being all downhill and smiles.
Early Race Packet pick-up on Friday August 9th at Patagonia Outlet from 3pm to 6pm: Join us for a meet and greet, free food and beverages, and check out the special deals! Then, from 6:30pm, we will kick back and enjoy three 15min each movies about Trail Running Conservation.
Race Day registration starts at 8am - 15k starts at 9am - 5k starts at 10am
A mini expo will be set at the trailhead/course start & end for you to relax and discover what the Dillon area has best to offer while waiting for the award ceremony at 11:30am. The top 3 men and women for each course will be celebrated.
Registration: Go to runsignup.com - PronghornPursuit - Register early to receive a race T-Shirt. (before July 27th - No T-Shirt included after July 27th)
Make it a weekend stay in beautiful Southwest Montana!
Our area has so much to offer! Hiking to a mountain lake in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge Forest, biking to Yellowstone Park, fly-fishing the blue ribbon Beaverhead River, or simply relax and visit mystical ghost town, we have something for everybody!!! Visit the Beaverhead Chamber Of Commerce to find your activity!
The race director is currently negotiating coupons for downtown businesses, campground and a hotel room so that you can enjoy your weekend in our gorgeous county! Stay tuned!!
Race rules: Stay on trail at all time, no cutting switchbacks. If you are ahead of someone who is ready to pass you, please let him or her safely pass by. If you choose to listen to a music device while enjoying our beautiful trails and views, then please keep one ear free and stay alert for runners needing to pass. If you find you need to pass a runner and they have not moved aside, call out on which side you are passing and move through. The trail system and trailhead is pack in/pack out (there will be no trash collection), please bring your water bottle (there will be no plastic water bottle distributed, but we will have water jugs to refill). Wildlife has right of way and shall not be harassed. Dogs are allowed on this race only if you are walking and shall be leashed during the race. Be respectful of others and of our organization.
5K Aid Stations:
Aid Station Distance from start
Redtail Jct 0.93 miles
Antelope Jct 1.58 miles
Jackrabbit Jct 2.38 miles
Trailhead 3.06 miles
15K Aid Stations
Aid Station Distance from start
Retail Jct 1.30 miles
Antelope Jct 3.37 miles
Retail Jct 3.98 miles
Antelope Jct 4.58 miles
Jackrabbit Jct 5.34 miles
Jackrabbit Jct 7.23 miles
Retail Jct 8.20 miles
Trailhead 9.42 miles