Where: Blacktail Trailhead: Trailhead is well-marked and located 16 miles south of Lemmon, SD on Highway 73.
Time: Race-day registration and packet pickup is at 7am MST; Race starts at 8am MST
Race Fee: $5 Pre-Race Registration (cut off is 11:59 PM MST on August 24); $15 day of race. Participants have the option of purchasing a shirt for an additional $15.
The Hugh Glass Dash is a 7-mile run held in conjunction with the Hugh Glass Rendezvous. Taking place on the Blacktail Trail, runners will cover the same ground that Hugh Glass (recently made famous by Leo’s Oscar-winning portrayal in ‘The Revenant’) likely crawled over after being mauled by a grizzly bear on the Grand River.
This is a no-frills race with no on-course aid stations. If, while traversing the 7-mile backcountry loop, you need water, you better carry it with you. The Hugh Glass Dash will not make the Runner’s World “Top 10 Swag Bags.” There is no swag bag.
What you do get: The opportunity to break the event’s course record. Also, all participants will get right of first refusal for a bib in next year’s race. And Pride. Lots of it. You’ll have conquered a hilly, beautiful, isolated course that is located 100 miles from the nearest stoplight.
Entries are limited to 50 participants.
While there will be no aid stations, the course will be cleaned by a team on a UTV. This ensures that your carcass is scraped off the ground before any coyotes make off with your appendages. You’re welcome.