Category: Beacon Races

Category: Beacon Races

Glacier Challenge & Whitefish Lake Run need volunteers!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!   The Glacier Challenge and the Whitefish Lake Run are in need of volunteers. These are both awesome races to participate in, but if you only plan on doing one, or neither, consider being a volunteer! Click for more details on how you can help!  Contact or 406-471-7157 Thanks and I hope you’re […]

WAG Race Volunteers Needed

If you don’t want to race but still want to help…we need you! Race day volunteers are needed, please contact us at or Facebook message us. As a Thank You for your time and service, you will receive a free WAG Race T-shirt. Pretty sweet deal 🙂   Thanks and we appreciate you!

Running Flathead – Running Clinic

Run Flathead is hosting their Annual Running Clinic aimed to improve technique and minimize injury. Check it out!       Save Save Save Save

What’s Happening with Run Club?

Dear running family, Sammi here — one of the originals at the Flathead Beacon Running Club with some updates for 2017 regarding the running club. We still think of you often, even though we haven’t organized a group run ALL WINTER LONG. There are good reason(s) for this. Why? 1. I tore my ACL in […]

Races to run this fall….

Fall into RUNning Looking for a race to run this fall? Here’s a list of a few that we highly recommend… 2016 Two Bear Marathon 26.2 miles – Sept 18th, 2016 Punch your ticket now for one of the toughest hybrid marathons around! Enjoy the first 14 miles of beautiful single track and show your […]

Volunteers Needed!

Whaddup Beacon Runners?? XTERRA NEEDS VOLUNTEERS! 30 people are needed for trail marshals, transition and finish areas.  Receive a free hat and sticker for helping! Please contact the race director, Krista Rufenach for more details – and this is what else is happening…. The 25th annual Climb Big Mountain is this Saturday, the 30th!  Climb Danny […]

Kelly Road Loop – Tuesday Group Run

We’re running one of our favorite loops today–Kelly Loop Road. We’ll be meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Beacon office (17 Main St.) for a run heading east toward Woodland Park, then south on the main trail toward Kelly Road. At Kelly Road we’ll take a right and run until South Woodland Drive, back to […]

Rawwwrrrrr Lion Mountain

Hey Beacon Runners, You know the drill. For this Thursday’s group run, let’s meet at the Lion Mountain trail head in Whitefish, say, 6pm?  We love Lion Mountain because there are plenty of options for all of our runners.  Run for a little or run for a lot, just come on out and join us!  Plus, the […]

7th Annual WAG Race!

Hey Runners, This Sunday, May 15th, the annual WAG race is being held at the Hugh Rodgers WAG park! Register online before race day you will receive a $10 discount!  There are awesome things happening on race day including great food, music, and prizes – GET signed up!   Volunteers Needed!  We need some extra […]

1st Run of the Season in Whitefish!

Guess what, Beacon runners??!! This Thursday is the day for our first run in Whitefish this season!!  Grab your shoes, grab your friends and let’s go to Lion Mountain and run some trails. At 6 p.m. we will meet at the trailhead on Lion Mountain to begin our run.  We are so excited to get running […]

Let’s Run to Lawrence Park!

Hey Beacon Runners, It’s Tuesday, which is Kalispell run club day and so… let’s take a trip to Lawrence Park.  Meet at the Beacon office (17 Main St.) at 5:30pm for this 5 mile, irresistible route.  This particular run is an easy one for turn arounds if you do not want to run the entire thing […]

Run Flathead – Running Clinic

We’ve got a deal for you! Brian Miller of Run Flathead is hosting a running clinic on Saturday, April 16th from 8am-1:30pm and Beacon Club Runners will receive $10 off of the course’s price! This course is designed to help improve all levels of experience by offering different activities for different levels of skill. The price […]

Kelley Road Run Tuesday!!

Hi everyone! Get excited because we’re hitting up the Kelley Road loop this Tuesday for our weekly group run. Let’s meet up at the Beacon office (17 Main St.) at 5:30pm and take off from there.  We love this loop because it’s compatible with every skill set and our little ones and furry ones can join us, […]

Herron Park Group Run!

Hey Beacon Runners, Let’s hit the trails this Tuesday for our weekly group run.  We will meet at 5:30pm in the Herron Park parking lot before we get started. This particular run has options. You can run for one mile or up to 10 kilometers so all abilities can participate. Below are driving directions on […]

Tuesday Rails to Trails Run!

At 5:30pm this Tuesday let’s meet up at the Beacon office for a nice out and back Rails to Trails run!  Any age, any ability can enjoy this flat, up to 7 mile run and the easy terrain welcomes little one’s in strollers!  Since it’s a turn around feel free to head back if you […]

Run to Lawrence Park with the Beacon!

Come out to the Beacon office to meet up @ 5:30pm on Tuesday, February 9th for a lovely evening run at Lawrence Park.  This particular run is a little over 5 miles and the weather forecast predicts the temperature to be about 36 degrees, so pick an outfit wisely!  Winter running tip: dress as if […]

Happy New Year – FB Running Club 2016

Happy New Year! Thanks for an amazing 2015, we are looking forward to another great year. Let’s hit-the-ground running for our 1st Run Club back, the SnowJoke Half Marathon is less than 8 weeks away! For this week’s Tuesday Night group run, meet at the Beacon office, 5:30pm, and head out west of Kalispell for […]

Lion MT Trailhead – Whitefish Trails

Tonight we’re meeting at Lion Mountain Trailhead on Whitefish Trails at 6:00 p.m.  There are some great shorter routes, longer loops and something for everyone, even hikers! Feel free to walk, turn around at any point or run farther than the group! As always, prep ahead of time by drinking plenty of water during the […]

Lion Mountain! Rooaaaarrrr!!

Tonight, my friends, meet in Whitefish at the Lion Mountain trailhead for some solid group running fun. Plan a little extra time to get through construction and please try to be there by 6:00 p.m. to start the run. Fearless leader, Dillon Tabish, will be there and accommodate leading the run. Remember, you don’t have to […]

Lawrence Park Run followed by Kalispell Brewery

Tomorrow we’ll meet at the Beacon office at 5:30pm run to Lawrence Park, then after we’ll head to the Kalispell Brewery for Benefit Brews Night, Lagers for Land.  Kalispell Brewing Co. will donate $1 to the Flathead Land Trust for every beer sold. It’s a great way to support a non-profit that protects our unspoiled open […]

Races this Weekend

Flathead Beacon Running Club

Pete’s Spring RunOff This family friendly race features a 10K, 5K and 1-mile run or walk followed by a family friendly carnival that supports Peterson Elementary School. The 10K starts at Foys Lake and follows a portion of Rails to Trails to Peterson Elementary School. The 5K follows the Rails to Trails to the school. […]

Whitefish Trails for tonight’s Group Run

Tonight we’re meeting at Lion Mountain Trailhead on Whitefish Trails at 6:00 p.m.  There are some great shorter routes, longer loops and something for everyone, even hikers! Feel free to walk, turn around at any point or run farther than the group! As always, prep ahead of time by drinking plenty of water during the […]

Lion Mountain Whitefish Group Run

Group run at Lion Mountain on the Whitefish Trails tonight in Whitefish! Meet us at the trailhead at 6:00 p.m. We’ll decide the route/distance in the parking lot. There may be some road construction on the way there so if you get stuck in it and are running late, just shoot me a text 471-4595. […]

Next Tuesday’s Group Run at the Lakeside Club –

Happy Friday everyone! Plan on heading south to Lakeside next Tuesday for our Running Club group run. We’ll be running the gravel roads/trails on land owned by the Lakeside Club. It’s a beautiful area and we have permission to run on it! Yes, we’re pretty high-rollers. Mark it on your calendars, 5:30p.m., more details on […]

Whitefish Group Run, Put an extra “Hop” in your step

For tonight’s run, we are taking advantage of a great location with great beer. Meet at the Bonsai Brewery, 6pm for a nice mellow run, followed by delicious Bonsai Beer.  Nic Headlee will be leading the run, just look for the tall guy who will probably be smiling. Map is below all of these wonderful […]

Lawrence Park : Tuesday Night Group Run

Meet at the Beacon office tonight at 5:30p.m. where we’ll head out to Lawrence Park and back. They’re calling for sunny skies so it should be a perfect night for a group run. See map below for route details. Announcements: 1) Run Flathead is hosting ‘Running Clinic in the Flathead’ Saturday, April 11th. This course […]

Hitting the Trails in Whitefish

Lion Mountain is about 98% clear of snow so we think it’s a good time to hit the trails. Because of some scheduling issues, we’re going to meet a half hour earlier than normal. Everyone meet at Lion Mountain at the Whitefish Trails trail head, 5:30pm. The weather is predicting partly cloudy, let’s hope the […]

Run in the Rain – Tuesday’s Kalispell Group Run

Don’t let a little rain get in the way, join us for the Beacon Running Club’s group-run tonight in Kalispell. Meet at the Beacon office, 5:30 p.m. Tonight’s route is mapped out below, but first, a little housekeeping. This week’s announcements: Running Club is back to two nights a week – Tuesday’s in Kalispell and […]

Whitefish Group Run this Thursday

We had an awesome turnout yesterday for our group run in Kalispell and we are hoping to do the same on Thursday in Whitefish.  Temperatures are still staying warm but there are chances for rain, dress accordingly.  A reminder again, the Gorilla Grunt Race is happening on Sunday, March 15th in Kalispell. It’s St. Patty’s […]

Tuesday Night Group Run : Woodland to Conrad Cemetery

Hey runners! Another warm one here in the Valley. With temperatures nearing 60 degrees today, it’s time to bust out the running shorts and short sleeves. A quick announcement : The 2nd Annual Gorilla Grunt is this Sunday, March 15th. Dress in your St. Patty’s Day best and chase the Green Gorilla. A great family […]

Whitefish’s Thursday Run–One in the morning, one at night

Hello hot temps! Tomorrow, we’re running at two different times, once in the morning and once at night. So, for those who don’t want to run in the heat at night can choose to run at 6:45 a.m. instead. You’ll  be meeting Nic tomorrow morning and Sammi tomorrow night.  Both runs tomorrow are meeting at […]

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