Montana Marathon Course

The marathon course starts in the community of Molt, west of Billings, and is on paved roads the whole way.  It follows Molt Road east, with a minor diversion out and back on Buffalo Trail, across the prairie featuring some impressive early morning views.

Just before the half-way mark, there is a downhill run on the "hogsback" that will take runners into Echo Canyon.

The course route takes runners through the slightly-hilly residential area of the Yellowstone Country Club before turning on to Rimrock Road.  At 46th St. W. the course turns south and shortly eastward again through a residential neighborhood until it hooks up with part of the Heritage Trail System for a run through the tunnel under Shiloh Road.

After a turn north for a few blocks, the course heads west along Poly Drive and eventually to Parkhill Drive which leads to Pioneer Park and Daylis Stadium where the finish line is located.

 Here are the specific directions:

Molt, MT (start)
Follow Molt Rd. to Buffalo Trail
Right on Buffalo Trail
Out and back approximately 1.25 mi on Buffalo Tr.
Right back onto Molt Rd
Stay on Molt Rd.
The Half Marathon starts in this section
Left on 62nd St. W. (go straight to end where it curves right and is paved)
Right on Sam Snead Tr. (follow around club house)
Right on Walter Hagen Dr.
Right on 54th St. W
Left on Rimrock
Right on 46th St. W. (forward to end of road)
Left on Rangview (this winds a little, keep going with it)
At Dead End cul-de-sac, get on sidewalk
Forward in sidewalk under Shiloh Rd. Follow sidewalk forward
Left at yellow posts
Forward to 38th St. W.
Left on 38th St. W. (cross over to east side of street)
Right on Poly Dr.
Right on Patricia
Left on Colton
Right on 17th St W. (cross the street first using crosswalk to get on east side of 17th St. W.)
Left on Parkhill
Parkhill to Virginia
Forward through Virginia/Parkhill intersection
Right on 3rd St. W.
Right into Daylis Stadium

Click here for a PDF version map of the course.


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September 16, 2009
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