Fun Runs, Races, and Revelry Around Montana’s Yellowstone Country

Beartooth Run in Cooke City, Montana Photo by Greys River Photography

With a seemingly endless number of trails, running in Montana’s Yellowstone Country is a popular activity. Across the region, you’ll find everything from family fun runs like the Stillwater Ride and Run or the Yellowstone Rendezvous Trail Run to hard-core competitions such as The Rut Runs in Big Sky or the Ed Anacker Bridger Ridge Run in Bozeman. There’s something for every age and ability, and most all have the residual bonus of supporting local causes. It’s a great way to get out in the communities and join others to enjoy the beautiful scenery, the camaraderie of the community, and some great exercise.

Some races fill up quickly, so if you find one that interests you, mark your calendar for next year and start your training!


Yellowstone Trail

West Yellowstone, MT

June 24, 2023

50K, 25K, 10K


Sweet Grass Fest Fun Run

Big Timber, MT

June 24, 2023

5K walk/run


Cross Cut

Bridger Bowl, MT

June 24, 2023

5K, 15K


Bangtail Divide

Bozeman, MT

July 1, 2023



The Beartooth Run

Red Lodge, MT

July 8, 2023

5K, 10K, and Half Marathon


Devil’s Backbone Ultra

Gallatin Mountain Range

July 15, 2023

50-mile, 50-mile relay


Jim Bridger Trail Run

Bozeman, MT

July 30, 2023

5K, 10 miles


Sweet Pea Run

Bozeman, MT

Aug. 5, 2023

5K and 10K


Ed Anacker Bridger Ridge Run

Bozeman, MT

Aug. 12, 2023

19.9 miles



Cooke City, MT

Aug 12-13, 2023

50K, 30K


The Nitty Gritty

Red Lodge, MT

Aug. 19, 2023

Marathon, relay marathon, half marathon


Red Lodge Community Foundation Fun Run

Red Lodge, MT

Sept. 2, 2023

5K, 10K


Big Bear Stampede

Gardiner, MT

Sept. 9, 2023

5K, 9K trail races, 5K walk, kid’s race


The Rut Mountain Runs

Big Sky, MT

Sept. 15-17, 2023

50K, 28K, 20K, 11K, Lone Peak VK


John Colter Run

Bozeman, MT

Sept. 23, 2023

7.5 miles


Yellowstone Rendezvous Trail Run

West Yellowstone, MT

Sept. 23, 2023

5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay


Stillwater Run and Ride

Absarokee, MT

June 2024 (estimated)

5K, 10K, Virtual Runs

Beartooth Run, Montana Photo by Greys River Photography