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Clubs and Trifecta

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We like to encourage our runners to get out and enjoy the area where we hold our races, so we designate certain challenging and iconic activities in the park to be a part of our official club hikes and trifecta.

**Please note that due to weather conditions in Glacier, we’ve had to change one of the Trifecta activities! Learn more below.

Club Hikes

We have three Club Hikes for the Glacier Half Marathon! They are Grinnell Glacier, Scenic Point, and Iceberg Lake. View details on each club hike below.

What do I get? Any runners that take the challenge and complete one of the designated hikes within 72 hours of running the race will officially join the club, get their pictures published on our website, plus receive a commemorative gift (we’re still deciding what this will be)! All you have to do is take a picture of yourself at the designated location which includes:

1) A clear view of your face

2) Your bib with bib numbers clearly visible

3) Your finisher medal in plain view

4) Clear background showing where you are

Once we’ve decided on Club Hikes, we’ll announce them and update this page.

These hikes are meant to be difficult and they can sometimes be dangerous. If you choose to attempt any of these hikes, you need to take them seriously. Please bring lots of water (more than you think you need), and bear spray.

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Grinnell Club

The Grinnell Club is a salute the hardcore among us. The Grinnell Glacier hike is a strenuous, but very rewarding hike to Grinnell Glacier Overlook. It’s 7.6 miles roundtrip and scenic the whole way! We recommend taking the shuttle boats across Swiftcurrent Lake and Lake Josephine (which do have fees), otherwise you’ll need to hike an extra 3.4 miles. We also recommend starting early and bringing bear spray and lots of water!

*The hike to Grinnell could possibly be closed. Check with a ranger before heading out!

Where do I take my picture? Take your picture at Grinnell Glacier Overlook! You’ll be able to see incredible views of this colossal glacier!





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Scenic Club

The Scenic Club is a salute the hardcore among us. Scenic Point is a strenuous, 8 mile hike (roundtrip) which partially follows the Continental Divide Trail. As you hike you’ll get amazing views of Lower and Upper Two Medicine Lake, which will only become more dramatic as you climb. At the top, you’ll have stunning views of both lakes and almost the entire valley. You’ll even be able to see all the way to our host town, East Glacier Park!

Where do I take my picture? Take your picture at Scenic Point- the top of the hike.



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Iceberg Club

The Iceberg Club is a salute the hardcore among us. The hike to Iceberg Lake is a strenuous, 10 mile hike (roundtrip). Along the way you’ll have dramatic views of the mountains, several lakes, and even a waterfall. A lot of the hike will have views of alpine meadows and wildflowers. It really is gorgeous the whole way. Please make sure to make lots of noise and bring bear spray if you choose to do this hike! Although the hike is tough, it is very rewarding.

Where do I take my picture? Take your picture at Iceberg Lake!




The Glacier Trifecta

Our race trifectas are comprised of 3 different activities. The Trifecta is meant to be challenging, but less strenuous than our club hikes. These are iconic activities inside the park that should be experienced, but are doable with children. The 3 activities that makeup the Glacier Half Marathon Trifecta are:

1) Saint Mary Lake
2) Trail of the Cedars
3) Running Eagle Falls

You must complete all 3 in order to complete the Trifecta. Same rules apply: take your picture at each of the 3 with your bib and finisher medal and send them to us 72 hours after finishing the race. Those who complete the Trifecta will get their pictures published on our website, plus receive a commemorative pin!

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Saint Mary Lake (Wild Goose Island Viewpoint)
This iconic view of the mountains surrounding Saint Mary Lake is a must see while you’re visiting Glacier National Park. You’ll find the view point at a pullout about 6.5 miles past the Saint Mary Visitor Center.





Trail of the Cedars
The Trail of the Cedars is a short, 1 mile loop through the forest in Glacier National Park. Located 5.5 miles east of the Lake McDonald Lodge. This is an extremely popular trailhead, so parking can become sparse at times. The humidity in the area allows for tall cedars and even some ferns, which you’d normally only see on the Pacific Coast. You’ll get some really pretty views of the forest and the Lower Avalanche Gorge. *This trail is accessible from the west entrance of the park.







Running Eagle Falls
The trailhead for Running Eagle Falls is located 1.1 miles west of the Two Medicine entrance station. Running Eagle Falls, also known as “Trick Falls”, flows off the outlet stream between Two Medicine Lake and Lower Two Medicine Lake.
















Not Currently Accessible

**Due to lots of extra snowfall this year, a lot of Going To The Sun Road is still closed and Hidden Lake is inaccessible. We hope to do this hike next year, but we will not be accepting admissions during the 2017 race.

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Hidden Lake Club

The Hidden Lake Club is a salute the hardcore among us. The hike to Hidden Lake is a moderate, 5.4 mile hike (roundtrip). You’ll get gorgeous views of the lake, plus alpine meadows on the way! This is different than the Hidden Lake Overlook, which is part of the trifecta. To join this club you need to go all the way to the lake!

Where do I take my picture? Take your picture at Hidden Lake. Pictures from the overlook will not be accepted.