Kickin' Half Event Information

Welcome to Great Falls for the best kept secret in Montana Half Marathons! The weather is likely to be warm, so train and prepare accordingly. We start at 7am so most should be in off the course before it gets TOO warm. Our course is flat and follows the river throughout the city.

Water Stations

By Distance into race
Half Marathon:
- West Bank Park - 1.5 miles
- Northwestern Energy - 3.1 miles
- Dam - 5 miles
- Northwestern Energy - 6 miles
- Bridge - 7 miles
- Caboose - 8 miles
- Turnaround - 9.5 miles
- Caboose - 11 miles
10k:
- Turnaround - 1.5 miles
- West Bank Park - 3 miles
- Bridge - 5 miles

Restrooms on Course

By Distance into race
Half Marathon:
- West Bank Park - 1.5 miles
- Near Refinery - 2 miles
- Caboose - 8 miles/11 miles
- RET 4 Mile Mark (Near the Dam on South Side of River) - 8.5 miles/10.5miles
- Dog Park - 12.5 miles
10k:
- West Bank Park - 3 miles
- Near Refinery - 3.5 miles
- Dog Park - 5.5 miles

Event Guide

2019 Event Guide will be posted soon. If you still have questions, reach out to Tina at 406-788-9319.

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Late and Race Day Registration

Late/Race day registration is available, however you'll pay a little more. Fees increase on August 5th for all three runs. We do not guarantee shirts or packets after the 6th.

Course Elevation

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Packet Pickup

Packet pickup is at the Foot & Ankle Clinic 1301 11th Ave S., Great Falls, MT the Saturday before race day between 3pm and 6pm. Yes, you can pick up packets for friends/family. Yes, you can pick up your packets on race day as well until 6:45am.

Who's In?

Matthew Smeltzer of Competitive Timing will be timing the races. SCHEELS is providing water, gift cards and awesome volunteers! Meadow Gold, as always, will be providing participants with Chocolate Milk. Karin Steinke will be photographing all you awesome participants and volunteers so make sure you wave & smile when you see her out on the course!. Mighty Mo Cup O'Joe will be on-hand to serve up some spectacular coffee... STAR Radio will be on hand for a live remote broadcast!

If you know of anyone who would like to attend as a vendor, please have them reach out to us! We would love to have them join the fun!

Looking for a training plan?

Hal Higdon has training plans for all variety of runners and experience levels. Take a look at the 12 Week Half Marathon plan or the 8 week 10k training plan for starters. These should help you get started or use his site to find one that fits your experience and fitness level. There are tons of good plans out there on the ol' interwebs... find the one that is right for you but please be sure to check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise program.

Want to Volunteer to help at the event?

We always need more volunteers! Race Montana is run by 7 volunteers who put on several events a year so we would love all the help we can get! Please sign up at Runsignup.com and pick the spot and time that works best for you.