Moose 100

  • 100+ Miles
  • 20,000+ Vertical Ft. Elevation Gain
  • 20,000+ Vertical Ft. Elevation Loss
  • (40,000+ Vertical Ft. Change)
  • *Prerequisites: Completed a verifiable 100k race in the previous 2 years or sub 11 hour 50 mile race and a healthy appetite for beauty and a whole lot of pain
  • Start & Finish At Big Elk Creek
  • 95+% Single Track (zero asphalt, only a few miles of dirt road to connect you to Indian Cr.)
  • Drop Bag Spots (N. Indian Cr. & Big Elk)
  • Vehicle Crew Access Spots (N. Indian Cr. & Big Elk AS)
  • Pacers Allowed After Mile 42
  • 100% Awesomeness
  • Moose 100 Maps and aid station locations


Course Details:

This will most likely be the most difficult event you ever undertake. It is unlikely that you will run into a mean moose on the trail but you will definitely find the terrain mean and relentlessly unforgiving. With over a 100 miles (we use “100” loosely) and 20,000+ ft of vertical gain, you will find this a pleasantly peaceful and yet painful experience. In the Palisades Wilderness, you will see some of the most majestic sights in the world, yet you will find that the insurmountable terrain will test you to the very core. You will see creeks in almost every canyon (crossing several), waterfalls in many and the ridge running will take your breath away.

Start time 6:00am on Friday, July 19th, 2019. Final cut-off is 36 hours (6:00pm on Saturday)

*Prerequisites: Completed a verifiable 100k race in the previous 2 years or sub 12 hour 50 mile race, in addition to possessing a healthy appetite for beauty and adventure

Start & Finish at Big Elk Creek YMCA camp, the course covers 2 GIANT, 51 mile figure-eight loops: Loop #1 is clock-wise, loop #2 is run counter-clockwise
95+% Single Track (zero asphalt, only a few miles of dirt road)

Drop Bags and crew/spectator access at miles 21, 42, 51, 60, and 81 (pacer access allowed at all drop bag points starting at mile 42).

Additional WILDERNESS aid stations located at miles 7, 14, 31, 71, 88, 95, 97 for a total of 13 fully-stocked aid stations Into deep canyons you will go, chasing creeks to lakes, breezing past waterfalls and playing in the supple wildflowers.

We cannot stress the term “wilderness” enough. This is remote backcountry and handhelds will not cut it. Drop bags are few unless we have someone donate a helicopter to fly in your gear to most aid stations. If you want a true wilderness race experience that will tear you down to the core of who you are and what you are made of, the Moose 100 is for you. A headlamp is mandatory, as is a pack.

GPS Coordinates (Google Maps)

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

Indian Cr. Aid Station: 43.260720, -111.065638

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