The Nitty Gritty
September 21, 2014
Red Lodge Mountain
This off-road marathon will be held at Red Lodge Mountain Resort. In its third year running, the Nitty Gritty is starting to earn quite the reputation. And that is, that its, 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, or three 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!