Not for the Faint of Heart
The 4th Annual Hugh Glass Dash is a 7-mile run held in the spirit of prairie perseverance and grit. Taking place on the Blacktail Trail, runners will cover the same ground that Hugh Glass (made famous by Leo’s Oscar-winning portrayal in ‘The Revenant’) crawled over after being mauled by a grizzly bear on the Grand River.
This is a no-frills race with no on-course aid stations. If, while traversing the 7-mile backcountry loop, you need water, you better carry it with you. The Hugh Glass Dash will not make the Runner’s World “Top 10 Swag Bags.” There is no swag bag. But, the price is right and the optional t-shirt is pretty sweet.
What you do get: Upon finish, a cold beer and some raw buffalo to cook over the campfire. Also a shot at a modest cash prize. You’ll have conquered a hilly, beautiful, isolated course that is located more than 100 miles from the nearest stoplight. All participants will get right of first refusal for a bib in next year’s race.
Entries are limited to 50 participants. The race will be challenging...just the way the grizzly bear intended it.
The course will be cleared by cowboys on horseback to scrape your carcass off the trail and ensure the coyotes and buzzards don't choke on your oversized appendages. You’re welcome.
Special thanks to the Grand River Ranger District of the US Forest Service for partnering on this event -- without their trail and support, this race would not be possible.