Sept. 21, 2019 | Keystone, SD
You're going to love this challenging course with gorgeous views of Mt. Rushmore and the surrounding Black Hills! Last year's Inaugural race was a huge success and we're excited to bring it back for a second year!
Friday, September 20th
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
(bib pickup available until 7:00 pm)
Ghost Canyon Dude Ranch (map)
Saturday, September 21st
6:30 am – 10:30 am
Early: $109 Dec. 14 – Mar. 10, 2019
Regular: $129 Mar. 11 – Jun. 30, 2019
Late: $149 Jul. 1 – Sep. 20, 2019
*Entries are limited and this race may sell out. If the race sells out, registration will close regardless of registration period.
Course Type: Point-to-point
Stroller friendly? Yes
Disability friendly? Yes
Dogs allowed? No
Weather: 73° / 52°F
Rapid City (RAP) - 40 min.
Sioux Falls (FSD) - 5 hrs.
Denver (DEN) - 6 hrs.
Google Maps Directions
We recommend looking for lodging in or near Keystone, SD.
Planning Your Trip
The Race Expo and Starting line will be at the Ghost Canyon Dude Ranch. The finish line will be in Keystone, SD.
This is a challenging course with lots of gorgeous views of Mt. Rushmore and the surrounding Black Hills!
This course has a lot of uphill but you'll be richly rewarded with amazing views and a final downhill stretch before the finish! You'll absolutely love this course!
The course is the same as 2018 but we'll run it in reverse, starting at Ghost Canyon Dude Ranch (driving directions) and finishing in Keystone. The first 3 miles are a well-packed dirt road and then we'll turn onto pavement.
Parking will be available at both the start and finish with shuttles running in between before and after the race. More details will be provided to registrants.
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We recommend staying in or near Keystone, SD. There should be plenty of hotels, Airbnbs, and campsites available nearby.
If you're flying in, look for flights into Rapid City (RAP - 40 minutes from Keystone). Other options include Sioux Falls Regional (FSD - 5 hrs.) and Denver Int'l (DEN - 6 hrs.).
Keystone, SD is going to be the best place to stay during your visit to Mt. Rushmore. The race starting line is in Keystone and it's close to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Custer State Park, and Wind Cave National Park! Find lodging here.
Expect about 6 aid stations on the course beginning around mile 3. Aid stations include toilets, water, Gnarly electrolyte drink, Honey Stinger gels, basic first aid supplies, and sometimes more.
All stations are cup-free so plan to bring your own hydration solution or request a free HydraPouch when you register.
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