The Rut VK, 12K, 50K

Friday, September 12, 2014  through Saturday, September 13, 2014

Big Sky, MT

Click here for results from The Rut VK, 12K & 50K 2014. 

Join Big Sky Resort alongside International SkyRunning Federation and Salomon for The Rut 50K, 12K and Vertical K 2014, the 2014 Skyrunner World Series Ultra Final. 


Friday, September 12, 2014:
7:30-9:00am | Vertical Kilometer Packet Pickup in Big Sky Resort Base Area
7:30-8:30am | VK Drop Bag Drop off to be taken to the Summit Finish Line
9:00am | Wave 1 Lone Peak Vertical Kilometer start
9:05am | Wave 2 Lone Peak Vertical Kilometer start
9:10am | Wave 3 Lone Peak Vertical Kilometer start
12:40pm | Vertical Kilometer Course is closed
1:30pm | VK Awards Ceremony in the Big Sky Base Area
10:00am-6:00pm | Rut 50K and 12K runner packet pick-up at Big Sky Resort.
6:00pm | 50K Optional pre-race runners meeting at Lone Peak Pavilion (Near Swift Current Lift Base). We will discuss course conditions and weather and answer any lingering questions runner's may have.

Saturday, September 13, 2014:
5:00-5:45am | 50K Participant packet pick-up
5:00-5:45am | Drop bag drop-off at Lone Peak Pavilion near start line.
6:00am | 50K Race Start @ Big Sky Resort Plaza Center
6:30am-7:45am | 12K packet pick-up and runner check-in @ Huntley Dining Room
8:00am | 12K Race Start in Big Sky Base Area
11:00am | 12K Awards Ceremony in Big Sky Base Area
12-6:30pm | Post Race hot meal for 12K and 50K Runners (Spectators can also buy a meal for $15.)
12-6:30pm | We are excited to have our presenting sponsor Sapphire PT of Missoula, MT offering FREE post race massages for rut runners on race day!
6:00-6:30pm | 50K Awards Ceremony in Big Sky Base Area
6:30pm | 50K Course officially closed
9:00pm-2:00am | Post Rut party at Whiskey Jacks in Big Sky Resort base area! Live DJ, drink specials, and if we really get our act together a mechanical bull to beat you up a little more if the race course didn't do enough!

Sunday, September 14, 2014:

Sleep in.
Check out the Big Sky Resort Basecamp activities including zipline, scenic lift rides, Lone Peak Expedition, or the Solace Spa and Salon.
Or take a trip to Yellowstone National Park, which is only an hour away!

Race Information:

The Rut 50K race details here

The Rut 12K race details here.

Vertical K race details here

Spectators are welcome:

Spectator information can be found here.

Friday & Saturday: Swift Current Lift will start running at 8:00AM for spectators (no bikes). Tickets available at Basecamp ($16/person +tax)
*Mountain Biking via lift access will be available regular hours of 9:30am-3:30pm

Saturday: Lone Peak Tram Expedition Special Rate $49+ tax: Contact Basecamp for times and to reserve spots.


Please register online at

Lodging Discounts:

Call Big Sky Central Reservations at 1-800-548-4486 and ask for the "Rut" promotion or book online now. These deals are close to 50% off of normal lodging prices for these quality hotels. It's worth noting they are only a short walk, stumble or crawl from the race start and finish line:

Huntley Lodge: $135/night includes breakfast
Summit Hotel: 2-queen $185/night includes breakfast
Summit Hotel: studio $165/night includes breakfast
Shoshone: One bedroom condo-$235/night
Big Horn: 3 bedroom condo-$345/night
Village Center Studios: $165/night includes breakfast

**Lodging discounts valid September 4-18, 2014.