Jim Bridger RUN & ROLL 
JULY 26 & 27, 2024
Roller Ski & Trail Run Races
Bozeman, Montana

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3rd Annual

Roller Ski RaCES

Friday, July 26

Skate Sprints



Saturday, July 27

5k & 10 MILE




*note this year's events will take place on Friday & Saturday!

Registration is now open!!

Friday, July 26, 2024


U16, U18, U20 and Open categories

Skate sprint format.

12 p.m. - 7 p.m. Runner bib pickup available at Bozeman Running Co (132 East Main St)

Saturday, July 27, 2024

*Reminder: no parking near on Sypes Canyon Road or at the trailhead! All racers, spectators, and volunteers must park in the designated area at junction of Sypes Canyon Rd & Springhill Rd. and use the shuttle.

6:45 am: shuttles begin running from Springhill Sod Farm to the start line. (racers can also be dropped off at the top of Sypes Canyon road.)

8 am: 10-mile run start

9 a.m. 5K start

Post-race party at the start/finish area. Shuttles will be available to take you back to the parking lot on a rolling basis.

race sponsors

For sponsorship opportunities, contact andrew.newell@bridgerskifoundation.org.


Come join the fun and volunteer. Positions available on both Saturday and Sunday. Signup coming soon.


Friday, July 26, 2024
9:00 a.m.
Crosscut Mountain Sports Center, Bozeman

Registration fee: $25


9 am - 12 pm

U16, U28, U20, and open categories

Skate sprint format, with age-group heats.








Using the roller ski trails at Crosscut Mountain Sports Center.

All proceeds go to support the Bridger Ski Foundation's Nordic Pro Team.


31st Annual Jim Bridger Trail Run

Saturday, July 27, 2024
8 a.m.
Sypes Canyon, Bozeman, MT

5K & 10 Miles


5-KM: $35 early bird ($45 after 7/5/24)

10-MILE: $55 early bird ($65 after 7/5/24)

Includes logo apparel, race packet, and post-race BBQ party with food and beverages (yes, beer)

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Friday, July 26

12 - 7 pm - Pickup your race packets at Bozeman Running Company, 132 East Main St.

Saturday, July 27

6:50 am: shuttles begin running from race parking area to the start line

8 am: 10-mile & 5km run start

9 am - 12 pm: Post-race party is at the start/finish area.

Shuttles will run back to parking lot on a rotating basis after the race.


Overall Men & Women

Cash prizes for overall podium. TBA

Plus great age-group awards from Salomon! And raffle prizes!

Timing by Muddy Dog Sports


5km course: New course this year. Same start and finish, but the new proposed 5k will utilize neighborhood roads with a lollipop loop.

10-mile course: The iconic JBTR course features a scenic loop starting near Sypes Canyon trailhead and continuing across private property only accessible on race day.  Great climbs follow as the runners head up Middle Cottonwood after a challenging water crossing, then continue across the Bridgers and down Sypes Canyon.

Aid stations will be at the Middle Cottonwood Trailhead and the high point of the trail on Sypes. Both will have water and SaltSkick sports drink.

10-MILE COURSE: 2,838 ft. of elevation gain. View PDF


Our permit from the Forest Service requires NO PARKING AT THE TRAILHEAD or along Sypes Canyon Road. This applies to racers, spectators, and volunteers. You have two options to get to the race:

1) Get dropped off at the start/finish area at the top of Sypes Canyon Road (again, no parking here)

2) Park at the Springhill Sod Farm (corner of Springhill Rd and Sypes Canyon Rd) and take a shuttle (a BSF sprinter van).

Thank you for helping us keep our permit and a good relationship with the Sypes Canyon neighborhood!


1). Leave yourself plenty of time to catch the shuttle and get to the race start.

2) Please remember that this event starts and finishes in a residential neighborhood. The land around the start area is all private property, so keep your warmup activities contained to the road and Sypes Canyon trail.


Stick around after your race for a post-race BBQ, raffles, awards, and beer.

Spectators can purchase a BBQ ticket for $10.


Sign up to volunteer.

"Like" the Jim Bridger Trail Run Facebook page to get announcements and updates about the race.

All proceeds go to support the Bridger Ski Foundation's Nordic Pro Team.

5K COURSE: 470 ft. of elevation gain. View PDF


No refunds will be issued for any reason for the Jim Bridger Trail Run races or the Roller Ski Races. In the event the race(s) should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency; public health emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined. Information will be available on the race website (and efforts will be made to reschedule the event).

Deferrals: Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event, year, or person. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy.

By registering for this race, you are agreeing to these policies.


Proceeds from this event support the nonprofit Bridger Ski Foundation's Nordic Pro Team. Coached by four-time Olympian Andy Newell, this community-supported Olympic development team gives some of the top skiers in the country the support to pursue a professional ski career. This  season, three Pro Team athletes raced on the World Cup circuit and several ranked at or near the top of the domestic Super Tour standings. One was named to the U.S. Ski Team. Olympic athletes in the U.S. do not receive funding from the government in the way that athletes from Germany, Norway, Sweden, and other countries do. Thus, a few select ski clubs in the states play a crucial role in developing and supporting both up-and-coming and established skiers. The BSF Pro Team is self- funded and depends on the support of sponsors, BSF, and the larger community.