June 27, 2019

Schweitzer Proud to Host “Race the Wolf”

SkyRunner USA Series Offers First Event in North Idaho 

Schweitzer Mountain Resort is gearing up to become part of the nation’s most challenging trail running series, SkyRunner USA Series, with “Race the Wolf” on July 6 & 7, 2019. This trail running race series consists of 10 world class events designed to inspire athletes looking to tackle ultra-running challenges in exceptional mountain locations.

The race at Schweitzer consists of three different courses consisting of a 52K, 25K, and an 8K route. The 25K and 52K routes boast steep climbs, fun single track, and impressive views from every step. Race Director Ken Eldore has provided quality race experiences through Priest Lake Multisport. “Getting to experience the success of others meeting their next race day challenge drives me to keep offering our best,” says Eldore. “Race the Wolf is exactly that. The combination of Schweitzer Mountain Resort, the rugged terrain of the Selkirk Mountains, and the SkyRunner USA Series offers a truly world class trail race.”

Mike Ehredt, nationally recognized ultra-runner and coach, has also been instrumental in bringing this race to North Idaho. “As part of the SkyRunner USA Series, we have a higher level of adventure and difficulty in our 25K and 52K that requires racers to give their utmost and best effort.” For example, the 52K course will have approximately 9200’ of vertical gain built into the course.

“This is such a fabulous opportunity for us to showcase our terrain,” adds Schweitzer Marketing Manager, Dig Chrismer. “The longer races are really unique and challenging but runners who are more interested in a shorter or less demanding adventure will still get an incredible experience with the 8K route. Our local athletes are ready for this kind of endeavor and Schweitzer is a perfect fit for this type of race.”

Race registration is still available until July 4, 2019 through SkyRunner’s “Race the Wolf” website, https://racethewolf.com/home . On-site lodging options are also available at Schweitzer for the weekend in both the Selkirk and White Pine Lodges. Visit www.schweitzer.com for more details.