Black Hills 100


Jun 24, 2022 at 6:00 AM

Black Hills 100

The Centennial Trail

Sturgis SD,


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Entry Fee $100
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $300
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 100M
  • 30K
  • 50K
  • 50M

Type: Ultra

Starting Elevation: 3321

High Point: 5462

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 90%

First Year of the Event: 2011

Men's Record: 2014 Ryan Burch (34) 18:58:23

Masters Men Record: 2013 Todd Nott (49) 21:19:18

Women's Record: 2013 Kaci Lickteig (26) 19:12:01

Masters Women Record: 2013 Cindy Stonesmith (49)


The Black Hills 100 is a challenging ultramarathon held on the Centennial Trail (Trail #89) in the northern Black Hills of South Dakota. Featuring over 16,000 feet of elevation gain for the 100M event, the race follows an out and back course, beginning and ending in legendary Sturgis, SD. What the Black Hills lack in altitude, they make up for in relentless hills that offer a unique challenge compared to other western ultras.

Run on a portion of the Centennial Trail, a 111 mile ribbon of singletrack traversing the Black Hills of South Dakota.

The Centennial Trail was created in 1989 in recognition of South Dakota’s centennial, hence the trail’s name and number. Originally a mixture of single-track trail and old logging roads, over the past 30 years the trail has been rerouted numerous times to create a mostly single-track route. At 111+ miles, it is the longest trail in South Dakota.

The top three men and women in the 100 mile race receive a hand painted buffalo skull designed by a local Native American artist. Runners can also earn the special Man/Woman in Black skull by completing each of the four distances we offer (30K, 50K, 50M and 100M). The buffalo skull is also the symbol that appears on Centennial Trail markers and is the inspiration for our race logo.

Sturgis, our host town, is home of the world-famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which draws upwards of half a million bikers each August.

Gain – 22,370
Loss – 22,370

Gain – 8,656
Loss – 9,900

Gain – 3,800
Loss – 5,100

Gain – 3,381
Loss – 4,641


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Past Event Dates

Held on Jun 24, 2022

Held on Jun 26, 2020

Held on Jun 28, 2019

Held on Jun 22, 2018

Held on Jun 23, 2017

Held on Jun 25, 2016

Held on Jun 27, 2015

Held on Jun 28, 2014

Held on Jun 29, 2013

Held on Jun 23, 2012

Held on Jun 25, 2011

Event Results

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