This off-road relay and a half will be held at Red Lodge Mountain Resort. In its fifth year running, the Nitty Gritty is starting to earn quite the reputation. And that is, that its, one nitty, gritty marathon with 14.7 miles of climbing (3,400-feet of elevation gain) all on dirt roads and single track trails.
With a September date, your summer of running and racing will be what prepares you for this "battle royal" event. Though all distances are based on a full marathon, you don't have to do it alone! Form a six, three or two runner relay team to tackle the event, or if you have the grit, solo away for a half!
The Nitty Gritty is a tough race with a the flair of a festival. After your run, you can relax at your team's camp in the resort's base lodge courtyard while you enjoy music and food, and meet the competition.
So gather up your team, because its time to get down to The Nitty Gritty!