Doing The Ridge?
Bozeman, Montana's "Bridger Ridge Run" takes place along a good portion of the distinctive and prominent scree-strewn ridge line of Bozeman's Bridger Mountain Range and is billed as possibly the most rugged, technical 20 mile trail race in existence.
For the hard-core trail runner or city marathoner-cum-weekend trail runner, "The Ridge," as locals call it, is a breath-takingly beautiful ankle-twisting, knee-wrenching challenging traverse across a mix of of limestone, sandstone, volcanics, shale, and conglomerates.
The brutal, almost 20 miles long (19.65 miles "direct way" or 20.55 miles “easy” way) race begun by Ed Anacker in 1985, offers 6800' of ascent and 9500' of descent, all the while forcing you to scramble over knife edge talus and shale, baby-headed sandstone boulders....
The views from the course, but don't take your eyes off the trail to look, are extraordinary....
More at Bozeman's Ed Anaker Bridger Ridge Run, sponsored by Bozeman's Big Sky Winddrinkers Running Club.
The entry date is May 31st, or simply come watch about 300 mountain trail runners push themselves to the limit on "The Ridge" this August, in Bozeman, Montana.
giving you the advantage....®