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Travel Info

Getting to East Glacier Village | Hotels & Camping | Restaurants | Activities

 

We want to help you make the most out of your vacation. Here are some helpful links and general information.

The host town of this event is East Glacier, MT. However, please note that the expo, reserved camping, and where race shuttles will depart from will take place in Browning, MT.

Before we get into specifics, we want to make sure you know about Kalispell. Kalispell is a major hub for Glacier National Park! Most runners will likely fly or drive through Kalispell on their way to the race. Their website is a good resource to use as you plan your trip! There you can find travel info, including info on Amtrak and rental cars! You can also find some great options for dining and activities.

Before booking lodging, please note that Kalispell is about an hour and a half away from East Glacier Village, the town where the race will finish.

Getting to East Glacier Village

Flying

glacier-park-airportGlacier Park International Airport (FCA) – This is the closest airport to our host town of East Glacier Village, MT. It’s about an hour and a half drive to East Glacier, but you can get a rental car on site. They have several airline options and have direct flights from all over the U.S. Learn more on their website.

Driving

6002364454_d9d58556fe_bGlacier National Park is located in Montana, right up against the Canadian border. The park actually extends up into Canada- but under Canadian custody it’s called Waterton Lakes National Park.

To get to East Glacier Village from Kalispell and Glacier Park International Airport, follow Highway 2 for approximately 80 miles. On this route you’ll get to pass by the West entrance to the park, follow the wild and scenic Middle Fork of the Flathead River, and go over Marias Pass for some really beautiful views.

To get to East Glacier Village from the east, you’ll want to take I-15 towards Shelby, MT, where you’ll connect with Route 2 and head west to Route 89. You’ll hop on Route 89 for just a minute towards Browning. Then you’ll connect with Route 2 again until you arrive at East Glacier!

These are general directions to our host town (they don’t really work for those traveling from the Pacific Northwest). Depending on where you’re coming from, there may be faster routes. We recommend using a maps service like Google Maps, or a maps app on your phone to find the best route to East Glacier Village.

Hotels & Camping

Vacation Races Campground

This year we are pleased to be offering Glacier Campground Village:

We are granted use of a large field area for reserved camping for the race weekend. It is located next to our expo location in Browning, MT. You can sleep in your car, tent, hammock, an RV (no hookups), or rent a tent from us for an additional charge. Whichever you choose, you still have to reserve a spot. There aren’t any facilities on site. We’ll provide porta-potties, campfires, and some water, however be aware that this is very primitive camping. Campsites do not include cots, sleeping bags, pillows, headlamps, cooking stoves and supplies, firewood, and your mother’s famous cooking. 🙂

Prices:
Campsite Reservation (bring your own tent)$50
Campsite Reservation with 4 person tent rental $100
Campsite Reservation with 6 person tent rental $130
Reservation Dates: Thursday 3:00pm – Sunday 9:00am (The price is for all days and times listed, even if you don’t stay for the duration)

 

Reserve a Campsite

*Log-in to your account and click “Edit Registration” > “Add-Ons” to navigate to campsite reservations.

More Lodging Options

If camping isn’t your style, here’s a quick guide of places to look for lodging near the race!

East Glacier Village
East Glacier Village has the most lodging options in the area. It will be the easiest to place to find lodging for race weekend, but will also likely be the first place to fill up. This will be the best place to stay if you’re hoping to stay near the finish line.

Browning
If you can’t find lodging in East Glacier Village, Browning will be the next town to look in. It’s about 15 minutes away from the start and finish lines and has several lodging options.

St Mary
This is small town north of the race, but it has some good lodging options. You should plan on about a 45 minute drive to and from the race if you stay here.

Kalispell

Kalispell is a major hub for Glacier National Park! Most runners will likely fly or drive through Kalispell on their way to the race. That being said, it’s about an hour and a half away from where the race will take place. If lodging is full up on the east side of the park, this is a really great place to stay. Find options on the Discover Kalispell website.

Restaurants

Kalispell has some great dining options in the Glacier National Park area, and the dining section of their website is a good resource to use as you plan your trip!

Activities

Kalispell has some great resources for activities in the Glacier National Park area, and the outdoor activities section of their website is a good resource to use as you plan your trip!

Blackfeet Country
blackfeet logoWhile you’re in town consider learning about the Native Americans who live here in Blackfeet Country. In Browning, MT you can visit the Museum of the Plains Indian and the Blackfeet Heritage Center & Art Gallery!

The Blackfeet Nation invites you to visit the Blackfeet Heritage Center & Art Gallery to experience authentic Blackfeet and Native American arts, crafts and jewelry. Blackfeet Heritage Center is located in Browning Montana on Highway 2 in the heart of Blackfeet Country in beautiful northwestern Montana. The Heritage Center is open daily in the summer, weekdays in winter, is handicap accessible and admission is free.

The Museum of the Plains Indian exhibits the creative achievements of Native American artists and craftspeople of the United States. A permanent exhibit presents the rich diversity of historic arts of the tribal peoples of the Northern Plains, and two special exhibition galleries are devoted to changing presentations promoting the creative works of outstanding talented contemporary Native American artists and craftspeople.

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