Welcome to the Highway 212 Gut Check race site. The Gut Check is an endurance race across South Dakota via SD Hwy 212 where riders have 48 hours to make the 412 mile journey from the SD/WY border to the SD/MN border.

The purpose of this event is to raise funds and awareness for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). To find out more about the CCFA please visit: www.ccfa.org

My inspiration for beginning this event back in 2006 was my father.  He was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease about 20 years ago and hasn’t had many days without pain and discomfort since.  There are many diseases out there that are worthy of our time, money and efforts but this disease affects someone I care about which is why I have chosen it as the recipient of my time, money and effort. 

Thank you for your time and interest in the Gut Check and the CCFA.


Josh Ellis