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  • 1 day ago by Black Hills 100

    Black Hills 100
    Mother Nature has had us in a straight jacket this winter, but the "Cowboy Up or Sit in the Truck" training posse has an escape plan for the shoot out on June 28 & 29. Check out our new training group headed up by Ryan & Emily Orchard Wanless.
    Mother Nature has had us in a straight jacket this winter, but the "Co
    23 hours ago
    this is the creepiest ad for a race ever. and i love it! hopefully i can make it out for the 100 this year!
    1 day ago
    People train? Isn't that like cheating??
  • 3 days ago by Black Hills 100

    Black Hills 100
    For those who don’t know, the upper midwest was hit by a “bomb cyclone” this week. For us here in the Black Hills that meant a bunch of snow blowing sideways and some relatively minor inconveniences, but our neighbors in Nebraska had some pretty hellacious flooding. One of those neighbors, Lori, has run the Black Hills 50 several times and suffered severe damage to her home. There is a gofundme page set up to help her and her husband get back on their feet. If you have the means, please consider contributing. Thank you!
    Click here to support Flood Recovery for my parents. organized by Kaci Lickteig
    3 days ago
    Kyle Jeffrey Kranz fellow runner
  • 4 days ago by Black Hills 100

    Black Hills 100
    Here's a picture of RD's Chris and Ryan by the famous Crooked Tree...mile 22 outbound and 78 inbound. The first picture was taken on March 17, 2012...you could say we were lucky that day! The second photo was taken this past Wednesday during winter storm Ulmer. Chris talked Ryan into going for a long run, he said it would make us stronger? The good news is we did thaw out, as Ryan came up with the brilliant idea to run in place. We finished thawing out in just under 24hrs. Chris broke the ice first, at 23:53. Ryan a few seconds later in 23:59. Were so ready for Spring.
    Photos from Black Hills 100's post
    3 days ago
    One of those snow ghosts in the second pic is actually Ryan. Had to pour a fifth of Fireball on him to thaw him back out.
    4 days ago
    You boys are not smart. And I am an expert.
  • 1 week ago by Black Hills 100

    Black Hills 100
    In the spirit of spring, we decided to freshen things up a bit.
    In the spirit of spring, we decided to freshen things up a bit.
    6 days ago
    That is AwEsOmE !!!
    1 week ago
    Very nice! 👍
    1 week ago
    New hats this year???
    1 week ago
    Doesn't match my tattoo now. Hmm....
    1 week ago
    Yep. Still super cool.
    1 week ago
    Well isn't that just fancy now! Glad the crooked tree lives on.
  • 2 weeks ago by Black Hills 100

    Black Hills 100
    A magical place indeed. This is why we love to call the Black Hills home! We hope everyone's training is going well...just under 16 weeks and counting. We look forward to meeting everyone who has registered for the 2019 Black Hills 100m, 50m, 50k, and 30k June 28 & 29 in "Legendary" Sturgis, South Dakota.
    We Love the Black Hills!
    1 week ago
    Anson Juelfs, did you register yet?
    1 week ago
    Hello Sam
    2 weeks ago
    Everyone wants one of these! I am doing all the races twice to see what the prize is. Maybe some buffalo jerky or Chris Stores famouse Centennial Blonde Ale
    2 weeks ago
    I’m available if you need volunteers
    2 weeks ago
    Someday I will make to move to western SD. I just love it out there!!
    2 weeks ago
    Any open spots for the 18?
    2 weeks ago
    I'm definitely looking forward to 20 to 30 hours of misery in the Black Hills this summer. Wouldn't miss it
    2 weeks ago
    I love the hills!! And I should come visit you all....you’re encouraging me to do an ultra marathon 😁
    2 weeks ago
    I am sure SD is the same, but training has been tough in Minnesota. Between the cold and all the snow not many miles run, but lots of skiing and snowshoeing. Hoping it turns around or them hills are going to eat Buttercup.
    2 weeks ago
    What happened to the buzzards and death wish!
  • 6 weeks ago by Black Hills 100

    Black Hills 100
    Well, we may as well address this since the story is very quickly going viral (for good reason). As many of you already know (and if you didn't, you do now), a trail runner was attacked by a mountain lion outside of Ft. Collins, CO yesterday. Fortunately, the runner was able to fend off the lion, and actually killed it in the process. Every year, we get a few nervous questions from folks about lions in the Hills. Yes, we have them here. In 13 years of running in the Black Hills, I have never seen one. But they are there, and I'm sure they've seen me at some point. Mountain lion attacks on humans are VERY rare, but obviously they do occur occasionally. As the article states, if you do encounter a lion, being aggressive is your best option, whether that's yelling and throwing stuff at it to scare it off, or fighting back if it comes to that. Generally, lions are just big cats, and, as cats tend to be, they are curious about things, including strange two-legged creatures traipsing through their home. If you can convince them that you're not prey, they usually turn tail and run. While the State of Colorado hasn't confirmed anything, I would guess that the juvenile lion that attacked the runner yesterday was either sick, injured, or starving and in desperation mode. Nature is a wonderful place, but it's also a wild place!
    Runner kills mountain lion in self-defense after attack in Horsetooth Mountain Park west of Fort Collins
    5 weeks ago
    Wow!! I didn't even know Chuck Norriswas a runner!! 🤣🤣🤣
    6 weeks ago
    It’s the rattlers that scare me. Nearly stepped on one in the race:)
    6 weeks ago
    I've saw one bow hunting. Awesome animal came about 15 yards from me and didn't see me. When he passed I didn't know if I was scared or just exhilarated to see that cat in the wild.
    6 weeks ago
    I live in the trees and border forest service, we hear them all the time at night screaming..I haven't seen one,(I'm sure they have seen me) my wife has seen them. I've see tracks all the time and have caught them on trail cams...I don't run before or after sun down anymore because of them. I've read they can have cubs anytime of the year and my biggest fear is getting in between them and a cub, accidentally.
    6 weeks ago
    I live in central IL where mountain lions are almost nonexistent, but there are sightings every few years. Even so, while running the trails with friends this weekend, they were both talking about them and their "irrational fear" of these animals. They've seen large cat prints or heard weird noises. I would love to see one. Mountain lions are way down on my list of things to fear. Lions or no lions, I'm ready to get back out there and enjoy the amazing trails through the black hills this summer.
    6 weeks ago
    Why we ride! Hopefully get to see one of those beautiful creatures. If I died on my favorite trail by a mountain lion, well that would be an honorable departure. We are in their house respect the beauty around us.
    6 weeks ago
    I live on the trails. Literally. Right wherever you turn off the Centennial on to Trail 40. In the last 20 years I have seen a total of 16 lions. And I’m out every day. Don’t worry about them. And if you are really lucky you could see one
    6 weeks ago
    Angela Herrboldt be careful
    6 weeks ago
    Angel Hernandez Christina Yuhasz Katie Yuhasz
    6 weeks ago
    The signup should say there’s an extremely small chance you could be attacked by a lion. 🦁 I would be like there’s a chance? Here take my 💰 money!! I want in!!
  • 8 weeks ago by Black Hills 100

    Black Hills 100
    “To us, the buffalo is the Western Doorkeeper, the Elder Brother, the Great One.”
     
    – Winona LaDuke, Anishinaabe leader
    “To us, the buffalo is the Western Doorkeeper, the Elder Brother, th
  • 11 weeks ago by Black Hills 100

    Black Hills 100
    Today is the last day for low, low 2018 rates!!! Register before midnight (Mountain time, possibly...not quite sure to be perfectly honest) and save yourself some dough before you hit the town for New Year’s shenanigans!
    11 weeks ago
    In for 50, trying to figure out how to attach this to my pack
    11 weeks ago
    Must do again!
    11 weeks ago
    Not if doing Big Horn-too close! Would definitely consider for next year though! 😁
    11 weeks ago
    Tricia Miller
    11 weeks ago
    Jan
    11 weeks ago
    Charity
  • 15 weeks ago by Black Hills 100

    Black Hills 100
    Today is ultra lottery day. Didn’t get in to Hardrock or Western States? Well, we’re here for you in your time of need. We are neither a Hardrock or Western States qualifier, but we’re open for registration, have a course that will whoop your ass, and have free beer at the finish. What more could you possibly ask for?
    15 weeks ago
    Do you have people around there that could possibly be a pacer?
    15 weeks ago
    An excellent event, which I always promote, and hope to run again soon!
    15 weeks ago
    50K this year, 50 miles next year 😈
    15 weeks ago
    100 yards? That doesn’t seem too difficult. Sign me up! Chris Stores, Shannon Stores 😂
    15 weeks ago
    Matt Graf. Time to cowboy up or sit in truck
    15 weeks ago
    Jason Neville Adam Arguello
    You know you want to...
    15 weeks ago
    I already signed up and didn't know about the free beer!! BONUS!!!!!!
    15 weeks ago
    I will be there 😀
    15 weeks ago
    Angela Herrboldt
    15 weeks ago
    Sounds Perrrrrrrrfect 👊🏼
  • 24 weeks ago by Black Hills 100

    Black Hills 100
    Today is National Public Lands Day. We’re fortunate to have the support of both the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to put on the Black Hills 100. Today a large group of volunteers put in a solid day’s work to re-route a portion of the Centennial trail near Sturgis, on BLM land. This re-route is a bit bittersweet for us...while it makes the trail a bit more scenic and runnable, it also eliminates a couple of small but tough hills. It almost seems like we’re making things too easy for you. I’m sure we can cook up something to up the difficulty...
     
    Regardless, if you’re a returning runner who wants to check out this new section of trail, tomorrow is the last day of the returning runner discount. Get in now while the getting is cheap!
    Today is National Public Lands Day. We’re fortunate to have the supp
    24 weeks ago
    Thank you for the reminder!!! All signed up for the 50 mile.
    24 weeks ago
    Theresa they can sense I’m coming! 😆
    24 weeks ago
    No need to make it any harder. It is tough enough the way it will now be.
    24 weeks ago
    All the BH100 feels today on my run!
  • 30 weeks ago by Black Hills 100

    Black Hills 100
    Registration Opens Septmeber 1st for the 2019 Black Hills 100m, 50m, 50k, 30k. Race date is June 28 & 29, 2019.
    2019 Black Hills 100m, 50m, 50k, 30k Registration
    30 weeks ago
    Angelia Hogge Evans
    Cindy Hill Rogers
    Jason Neville
    Phil Atkinson
    Adam Arguello
    Maggie Edmiston
    Justin Kinner
    Robert Litke
    Jill Bader
    Shawn Houck
    30 weeks ago
    Dates?
    30 weeks ago
    Hmmmmm..... which distance this year?!?!.... 🤔
    30 weeks ago
    Run all 4
    30 weeks ago
    Matt Graf redemption or new adventure in 2019?
    30 weeks ago
    Michael Crofford
    30 weeks ago
    Oh so tempting.
    30 weeks ago
    I will be back for redemption!!
    30 weeks ago
    Tom!
    30 weeks ago
    Let’s go!!
  • 31 weeks ago by Black Hills 100

    Black Hills 100
    You never know who you might meet in Sturgis. Proud to be wearing my Johnny Cash shirt. No political ties here...just an ultra runner taking in the 2018 Sturgis Rally. 🤠
    You never know who you might meet in Sturgis. Proud to be wearing my J
    31 weeks ago
    Couldn't have worn more appropriate attire, my friend!
    31 weeks ago
    That is a really nice shirt. Next photo from tattoo booth?
    31 weeks ago
    🤣🤣
  • 38 weeks ago by Black Hills 100

    Black Hills 100
    And another year is in the books. If you haven't seen them already, the results are posted on Ultrasignup. Inevitably, a few bibs get missed at the finish, so if you don't see your name on there, let us know and we'll get it fixed. I mean, you didn't do all that work for nothing! As usual, Mother Nature had a few tricks up her sleeve again this year. Congrats to all of you who were able to soldier through, especially you 100 milers on Friday afternoon. And a huge thank you is in order for our volunteers, who also soldiered through the storms. It's not an easy job, they just make it look easy. THANK YOU!!!
    38 weeks ago
    What a fun yet challenging race. Absolutely beautiful course. Amazing event. Thank you thank you thank you!!
    38 weeks ago
    Thank you for a great event and to all the volunteers!!
    38 weeks ago
    Not sure which was more relentless, the Black Hills themselves or Mother Nature, but man~oh~man was that one memorable weekend! Thanks to all the volunteers that gave up their own personal weekends to help us safely experience this gorgeous trail💖💖💖
    38 weeks ago
    Thank you for putting on a great event.
    38 weeks ago
    Good times !
    38 weeks ago
    Thank you for a great event! This was my first Black Hills' experience. I ran 50k but I will return to Black Hills again.
    38 weeks ago
    All the volunteers were wonderful. thank you to all who made this race awesome and helped me finish my first ultra marathon!
    38 weeks ago
    Thanks for a great event!! Amazing volunteers, beautiful course, and a fun challenge.
    38 weeks ago
    This was my son's first 100 mile event. While the weather added to the difficulty, it will certainly be remembered as a great achievement. Thank you to the directors and volunteers you were awesome.
    38 weeks ago
    You guys put on a great event!
  • 38 weeks ago by Black Hills 100

    Black Hills 100
    Our 2018 1st place winner from France, Pierre Logic Deragne. 22:38:08!!
    Our 2018 1st place winner from France, Pierre Logic Deragne. 22:38:08!
    38 weeks ago
    For friends of Pierre. Congrats Pierre. PC: Randy Ericksen
    38 weeks ago
    Bravo buddy !
    38 weeks ago
    Congratulations
    38 weeks ago
    Will this fit in the overhead bin? ✈️
    38 weeks ago
    Well, that's quite a souvenir to take home to France!!!!
    38 weeks ago
    Congrats Champion!!
    38 weeks ago
    Ça ira bien dans ton salon bravo PL!!! 👏👏👏👏
    38 weeks ago
    Incredible! And that's with hail 3 hours after start ? Love his relaxed smile here also!
    38 weeks ago
    Amazing!!! He looked flawless out there!
    38 weeks ago
    He came through Pilot Knob wearing a nice button up shirt, a hand held water bottle, no pacer, and no crew. Looked like he could just run forever.
  • 38 weeks ago by Black Hills 100

    Black Hills 100
    Never a dull moment at the Black Hills 100. 3 hours in and this...
    Never a dull moment at the Black Hills 100. 3 hours in and this...
    38 weeks ago
    wish I knew where to get more updates on my runner. this is the only update I have found
    38 weeks ago
    Like Lee eluded to, I’m pretty happy the year she and I ran and won was a 100 degrees, cause I can survive and even thrive in the heat but ballistic cannon balls from the heavens 😱😱😱
    38 weeks ago
    Hmmm must add to bucket list 😈 great memories! Be safe
    38 weeks ago
    Jennifer, glad we never had that. Or maybe it would have been better than the hot year.
    38 weeks ago
    Martini Mike look! not 100 degrees this year!
    38 weeks ago
    Have the 100 milers taken off yet?
    38 weeks ago
    looks like it's going to be a fun run
    38 weeks ago
    We are in rapid city getting hail and alot of rain. Hope to be there in time for packet pick up
    38 weeks ago
    Be safe!
    38 weeks ago
    Ahhhh feeling for those 100 milers.
  • 38 weeks ago by Black Hills 100

    Black Hills 100
    This is the final creek crossing update of the week. In a nutshell, they’re all flowing! That’s what 5+ inches of rain in less than a week will do. They’re not deep or fast, they’re actually just about perfect for getting the full Black Hills 100 experience. Even Porter, who is all of 2 feet tall and 40 pounds, can get across them without the ropes.
    This is the final creek crossing update of the week. In a nutshell, th
    38 weeks ago
    Jennifer, recall the roaring creek crossings in 2014 100K? And the same crossings bone dry in 2012?
    38 weeks ago
    Jenna Carosio
    38 weeks ago
    Keiko Andersen! An update!
    38 weeks ago
    Alphonse Schoeneberger Dustin Wagner
    38 weeks ago
    How many water crossings for the 30K?
    38 weeks ago
    We may get wet!
    38 weeks ago
    i recall it being dry as a bone when we did it!
    38 weeks ago
    Annie! 😁
    38 weeks ago
    Good boy Porter. Did he catch any fish?
  • 39 weeks ago by Black Hills 100

    Black Hills 100
    Don’t forget the H2O!
    Don’t forget the H2O!
    39 weeks ago
  • 39 weeks ago by Black Hills 100

    Black Hills 100
    Howdy Partner! We are one day from the 100 mile start and 2 from the 50 mile, 50k, and 30k. It's time to cowboy up.
    Howdy Partner! We are one day from the 100 mile start and 2 from the 5
    38 weeks ago
    Good luck 🍀👍❤️u
    38 weeks ago
    I love this kid! He’s so adorable.
    38 weeks ago
    Too cute!
    38 weeks ago
    Cowboy up and load the truck
    39 weeks ago
    2 days? Better start training........ 😜
    39 weeks ago
    Dustin Wagner Alphonse Schoeneberger