Thunderbolt Creek 30K

Saturday, 7/13/2024

Basin, MT

Phone: 406-431-0697

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These moderately challenging 12K & 30K races take place on a beautiful stretch of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) west of Basin, Montana. Seasoned runners may have PR opportunities here, first-time 12K & 30k runners will enjoy the laid-back attitude, and everyone will love the scenery. The 12K course has approximately 1,000 feet of elevation gain, while the 30K has roughly 3,200 feet of climb. 30K runners will experience the 360 degree views at the top of Thunderbolt Mountain and see remnants of an old lookout. This race is a one-of-a-kind experience and a must for your summer race calendar!

The race begins at 8am. Packet pick-up will take place at the starting line prior to the race start. For more information, course maps or to sign up please visit: https://www.bquickrunning.com/1thunderbolt-creek-races/

The nearby town of Basin began as a mining camp in the late 1800s. Gold was discovered in the area in 1862, and soon after Cataract and Basin Creeks were lined with placer mining, staked claims and miners' cabins. By 1880, the settlement at Basin had become the local source of supplies for the miners in the area. Later boasting a smelter and a mill, the town thrived at the turn of the twentieth century. Today, many of the historic buildings remain and house a bar, restaurants and a few specialty shops.

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