Kickin FAQs

Check below for answers to common questions.

  • Who is directing this show?

    For 2021, Great Fall's own distance runner extraordinaire, Marilee Woyth is taking over the reigns. Marilee has run her share of races so knows the ropes and what athletes need and want in a distance event. She will introduce new ideas and new players into this event. Give her a shout if you'd like to join in the fun! Better yet, hit her up at Wednesday Night Runners or on the WNR facebook page! Amber Pederson, a seasoned runner and hiker herself, is also contributing the event. She is also typically found with the WNR group or with the Half Shell running group as well.

  • Is the Kickin' Half USATF Certified?

    We're working on it! We have been unable to find anyone in Montana who can professionally certify our course. But we're still trying! Stay tuned!!

  • What are the goodies?

    ** Half Marathoners & 10k: Tech Shirt, Medal, Race bag
    ** Kid's Dash & 1 Mile walk: Cotton Shirt, Race Bag

    Please note... to keep costs down, we order our medals well in advance of the event. Usually months ahead and well before we know the race day count. We generally order based on previous years participant counts. If our Half Marathoners and 10k #'s exceed what we preordered for medals, the medals will go to the Half Marathoners first. HINT: Register EARLY so we have a better idea! :)

  • Can I get a refund?

    There are no registration refunds. If you register for the Half but cannot participate, you can defer your registration one year. No deferrals are offered for the 10k, 1 mile or kids dash.

  • Weather Cancellations?

    Generally speaking, Race Montana does not cancel events. Covid-19 was a different story in 2020. However, we do not cancel for adverse weather. Rain, wind, snow, heat or smoke - it is your decision to run in the race day conditions. The event will go on for those who show up.

  • Dogs?

    No. For everyone's safety, please, no dogs on the course or at the event.

  • Can I change from one race to the other?

    Yes, contact us and we can change your race distance.

  • 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.

  • Start Times

    Half Marathon - 7am
    10k - 7:15am
    Kids Dask and 1mile Walk 10am

  • Average Weather and Temperature

    Mid August tends to be fairly warm in Great Falls, Montana. Mid 80's to 90's. Low humidity. It can also be smoky if the fire season is bad. Wind is always a possible factor in Great Falls. It wouldnt be Great Falls without wind. But generally it is usually sunny and clear.

    Does the Kickin Half need volunteers?

    We ALWAYS need MORE volunteers!! Contact us if you are interested in helping out with a water station or as a course guide!

    Time Limit

    7am to Noon. The course closes at noon. We have a sweeper on a bike who will monitor for the last participant on the course. If you EXIT the course (DNF), please contact us so we know you are in!