Big Elk 1/2 Marathon

  • 13.1 Miles
  • 1,400+ Vertical Ft. Elevation Gain
  • 1,400+ Vertical Ft. Elevation Loss
  • (2,800+ Vertical Ft. Change)
  • *Prerequisites: A healthy appetite for beauty and minor discomfort some might call pain
  • 1 Out & Back that starts & finishes at Big Elk Creek
  • 100% Single Track
  • No Drop Bag Locations
  • No Vehicle Crew Access
  • No Pacers Allowed
  • 100% Awesomeness
  • Big Elk Half Marathon Maps

Course Overview

The ‘gateway drug’ into longer and harder trail races! With a gentle grade (1,400 feet of elevation climb), this buttery single-track course begins at the YMCA Big Elk Lodge, heading up the Big Elk Creek Trail to reach one well-stocked aid station, allowing runners to refuel before cruising back to the finish line. This is the perfect ‘first race’ for road runners looking to expand their repertoire.

Start Time: 7:00am on Saturday
Cut-Off: 3:00pm (8 hours)
Required Gear: All 13.1 runners are required to bring a hydration system comprised of either hand-held water bottles or a backpack water pack.

GPS Coordinates (Google Maps)

Big Elk Cr. Start/Finish Race Headquarters -YMCA Camp: 43.324708, -111.109324

-Be aware that Once you get off the highway you will lose cell signal.