We’ve fielded a few questions about lodging options for the 2013 event. As it turns out, this year’s race falls on the same weekend as the Camaro Rally in Sturgis. On a side note, if you thought Sturgis was only known for the motorcycle rally in August, you’re wrong. Camaros, Mustangs, Harleys….you name it, somebody will start a rally for it. Back to the point, it turns out that many of the Sturgis hotels are booked for the race weekend. The Best Western in Sturgis (605-347-3604) has set aside a block of rooms for the event, but these are likely to fill up fairly quickly (if they haven’t already). In anticipation of this, we have also worked out an arrangement with the Holiday Inn in Spearfish (605-642-4683), which is about 20 miles west of Sturgis along I-90. We would encourage you to contact one of these hotels first since they were willing to work with us to secure some rooms for runners.
If you are unable to secure a room at either of those locations, you can try the other options in Sturgis (a quick Kayak search will give you the full list of options) and there are several other major chain hotel options in Spearfish, as well as in Deadwood (13 miles from Sturgis). Another option is the Ramada Inn in Summerset, about 16 miles east of Sturgis or, if things are really getting desperate (which they shouldn’t), there’s a plethora of hotels in Rapid City, about 25 miles from Sturgis.
Rest assured, we’re already working on host hotel options for 2014 in an attempt to beat the Camaro ralliers to the punch. Stay tuned for more information. And, hey, if you happen to be an ultra runner who drives a Camaro, then the Black Hills 100 is obviously the race for you!