Frequently asked questions
Is there a pre-race meeting?
What is the total distance?
The race is approximately 232 miles.
How long is each leg?
Legs vary in distance, ranging from 3 to 7 miles. We do have one "ultra" leg that is 9.8 miles. This leg goes up and over the Tobacco Root mountains and is considerd a bit of a challenge.
What about support vehicles?
When does our team roster need to be complete?
What is an ultra team?
An ultra team is a team with 5 or fewer runners.
What are the age requirements?
Is Montana safe?
Well.... We have bears, moose, rattlesnakes, and wild fires but, yeah, its mostly safe. Bring bearspray and dont tease the snakes.
How much does each person run?
How are daily start times determined?
We like to have most teams finishing within a close window. Slower teams will be started earlier to facilitate this.
Does our entire team need to be at the start?
Will the course be marked?
The course is not marked. The course and the exchange points are found by following the written leg descriptions.
Do we run through the night?
No. Each day has a starting and ending point. Teams are done for the day when they fininsh all legs for that day.
Are food and beverage provided on the course?
This is a fully team supported race. There are no aid stations. At the end of the race we offer a catered meal with beverages. Your entry fee covers the cost of the meal.
What will the weather be like?
On average it is sunny, hot, and dry, with daytime temps getting up into the high 80's to low 90's. Sometimes there are late afternoon rain showers or thunderstorms, but these are usually short lived. The evenings and early mornings tend to be cool.
Who do I contact with questions or concerns?
Please email us at email@example.com
Where do we sleep during the race?
The Headwaters Relay has reserved camping at the end of day 1 at Barretts Campground near Dillion, Montana. Dillon also has several hotels and is approx.10 miles from the finish of day 1. We have reserved camping spots at Varney Bridge Campground, this is also the finish line of day 2. Ennis is 10 miles away and has a couple of hotels. The camp sites are first come first serve. We pay one half of the camp fees.
Where do we stay the night before the race? The night after?
Three Forks has three motels and is 5 miles from the start of the race. In addition to nearby hotels, there is camping at Headwaters State Park Thursday night before the race. The relay does not cover this cost, so please pay the camp fees.