1 day ago by Black Hills 100Mother 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.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!
3 days ago by Black Hills 100For 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!
4 days ago by Black Hills 100Here'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.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.
1 week ago by Black Hills 100In the spirit of spring, we decided to freshen things up a bit.
2 weeks ago by Black Hills 100A 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.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 Ale2 weeks ago
I'm definitely looking forward to 20 to 30 hours of misery in the Black Hills this summer. Wouldn't miss it2 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.
6 weeks ago by Black Hills 100Well, 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!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 one6 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!!
11 weeks ago by Black Hills 100Today 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!
15 weeks ago by Black Hills 100Today 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?
24 weeks ago by Black Hills 100Today 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...
30 weeks ago by Black Hills 100Registration Opens Septmeber 1st for the 2019 Black Hills 100m, 50m, 50k, 30k. Race date is June 28 & 29, 2019.30 weeks ago
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31 weeks ago by Black Hills 100You 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. 🤠
38 weeks ago by Black Hills 100And 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
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 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
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 by Black Hills 100Our 2018 1st place winner from France, Pierre Logic Deragne. 22:38:08!!38 weeks ago
Incredible! And that's with hail 3 hours after start ? Love his relaxed smile here also!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 100Never 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 found38 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
Jennifer, glad we never had that. Or maybe it would have been better than the hot year.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 by Black Hills 100This 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.38 weeks ago
Jennifer, recall the roaring creek crossings in 2014 100K? And the same crossings bone dry in 2012?
39 weeks ago by Black Hills 100Howdy 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.