An incredible opportunity to get involved!
The Mighty Gallatin - Big Sky 350
(In support of the Gallatin Valley Land Trust)
Against the backdrop of the rugged and untamed Gallatin Mountain Range in Montana, a small band of athletes will test everything they’ve come to learn and love about the sport of trail running. A nearly impossible challenge awaits them as they attempt the unthinkable – run 350 miles with 80 thousand feet of climb – nearly three times the height of Mt Everest – in 162 hours.
Navigating through America at its most beautiful, these hearty souls will deal with unforeseen conditions – from red hot exposed mountainsides during the day to freezing cold temperatures in the deep of night. They’ll battle rain, sleet, hail, thunder, and lightning while trying to steer clear of grizzlies, moose and other predatory wildlife. Mix in sleep deprivation and hallucinations, and they’ll be lucky to make it through with their bodies and minds intact.
Brought together by veteran ultrarunner Helgi Olafson and filmed by acclaimed director Matt Van Horn and cinematographer Tony Hill, this documentary will bring the captivating stories of everyday heroes as they battle pain and pride.
Throughout the adventure, the beauty of this Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem will be on full display, along with the strength of community, the value of giving back and the sheer benefits of doing hard things. This is the inaugural Big Sky 350: The Mighty Gallatin.
We hope you’ll get behind this Herculean effort of our athletes while we work to protect open spaces and preserve trails for generations to come.
This GoFundMe has been created with a dual purpose:
The first is to support the Gallatin Valley Land Trust. While the architect and driving force of the Big Sky 350 and this campaign, Helgi Olafson, lived in Montana and ran most of the trails that make up this incredible challenge, many of the athletes putting their health and sanity on the line are from other corners of the country. What draws them in is the collective need and effort to protect the trails in Montana and trails like these all over America. A movement starts somewhere. This is how!
Fifty percent of all funds raised will go directly to the Gallatin Valley Land Trust, which connects people to the landscapes surrounding us by conserving open spaces and creating trail systems. The Trust also provides spaces for children to get outside, protects habitat for our area’s most iconic wildlife species, keeps working farms working, offers world-class outdoor recreation from Main Street to the Mountains, and so much more. In short, The Trust preserves the things that make the Gallatin Valley a great place to live.
Additionally, the other half of funds raised will support the documentary's making, capturing the compelling and collective adventure story of the participating trail runners against the backdrop of the beautiful and striking Gallatin Valley and surrounding wild spaces. The film's goal is to continue highlighting the need to protect these treasured trails and open spaces long after the last runner crosses the finish line.
Individual Sponsorship Levels:
Platinum: $500 Donation = Mighty Gallatin Tech Shirt. Special acknowledgment in closing credits.
Gold: $250 Donation = Mighty Gallatin Tech Shirt. Special Acknowledgement on Mighty Gallatin Instagram Page.
Silver: $100 Donation = Mighty Gallatin Tech Shirt. Shipped when an order for 30 shirts can be filled
Bronze: $50 Donation = Show your support.
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