Welcome to Headwaters Events, home of the Beartooth Run, Beartooth Blitz Bike Race, and the Nitty Gritty Off Road Run. Join us in Red Lodge for weekly runs and rides in the amazing wild that we call our backyard. Whether its road biking, Mountain Biking or Trail Running, we are adventure in Red Lodge.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Race starts at 8:30 a.m. at the top of the Beartooth Pass.
Registration opens March 1st, 2013
*IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT DATE CHANGE!
Why the sudden change in the date? Sadly, due to federal budget cuts, there is a chance that the Beartooth Pass will not be plowed in time for the traditional Memorial Day weekend opening. The opening of the pass could be delayed three weeks or more. We decided to play it safe and move the event to July instead of hoping that the pass is plowed before our original event date of June 23rd. We hope this hasn't caused any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you on Beartooth Pass July 14.
The Beartooth Run is Montana's classic hill climb road race, and this year, it has a new 10K course at 10,000-ft elevation on the top of the scenic Beartooth Pass. The new "10 at 10" course (see map) showcases awesome views from the top of Line Creek Plateau, including the prominent Bear's Tooth, which the area was named after. Along with its amazing vistas, this course is all above 10,000 feet, making it one of the highest road races in the United States. Runners can choose between a 5K and 10K distance.
This Race As Been Canceled
The Beartooth Blitz has been canceled for the season. We will rethink the race and tackle it again next year.
What started as a small community ride up the Beartooth Pass, has grown to one of Montana's most epic road bike races. The all-new Beartooth Ride, is now a two-day stage sure to test your legs. Click the links in the menus to the left to find all the details on the stages, and more info on how to get to the starting lines, lodging, and race packets will be available on May 11th when registration opens.
New this year is the addition of a evening crit on Saturday. More information will be up soon.
The Nitty Gritty
September 22, 2013
Red Lodge Mountain Resort
Solo Half Marathon
6 Runner Marathon Relay
3 Runner Marathon Relay
2 Runner Marathon Relay
After a very successful first year, the Nitty Gritty is back! This off-road marathon will be held at Red Lodge Mountain Resort. With a few small changes to the course from last year, the race still promises to be one nitty, gritty marathon with 14.7 miles of climbing (3,400-feet of elevation gain) all on dirt roads and single track trails.
With a September date, your summer of running and racing will be what prepares you for this "battle royal" event. Though all distances are based on a full marathon, you don't have to do it alone! Form a six, three or two-runner relay team to tackle the event, or if you have the grit, solo away for a full 26.2 miles!
The Nitty Gritty is a tough race with a the flair of a festival. After your run, you can relax at your team's camp in the resort's base lodge courtyard while you enjoy music and food, get to know other runners and plan out next year's race schedule.
So gather up your team, because its time to get a little nitty and probably pretty gritty!