Preparing for 2018

By this time most trail runners in the country have an idea of races they are running, or wanting to run, in 2018. A lot of registrations for the longer races have already opened and filled. I am excited to try out a new race in California, and Sara is signed up for her first 100 mile race, IMTUF.

As soon as I sign up for a run my training takes on more purpose. I have a goal in mind, another reason to get out the door. But I still want to be smart. I want to show up as prepared as possible on race-day.

We want to help you show up prepared for your event this year too! I love helping runners get prepared for a new challenge. Whether you are training for your first trail race, a 5k, a road marathon, or a mountainous ultra, we can help. Check out the coaching page for more details, or send me an email with questions. Make sure you show up as ready as possible this season!

Happy Trails,


Looking to Summer

This time of year I find myself looking at maps daily. I dream of high mountain passes and flowy single track trails.

We are devising some fun new routes for this year and can’t wait to get our feet on the ground. The Pintlers, Beartooths, Tobacco Roots, and Rocky Mountain Front are catching our eyes for future trips.

Where do you dream of running this summer?

Welcome to Alpine Running Guides!

20171231_121622.jpgI can’t tell you how excited I am to see this company come to fruition. It has been a dream of mine for the last couple years to turn my passion for the trails into a business; a way to share the magic of trail running with others. Sometimes the dream has been small, sometimes it pulled hard, but finally it’s here!

We are excited to see where we can go with Alpine Running Guides. In the next couple years we will offer single-day trips – and even a few overnights – every weekend throughout the long Montana summer. Each trip is permitted by the appropriate agency for the land we will be using and we hope you will stick with us as we add more and more trips to our calendar.

For now, if you have ideas of places you want to run, questions on what types of runs we offer, or simply want to chat, shoot me an email at

Happy Trails,

Forrest Boughner