10:00 a.m. at Circle Square XXX's, downtown Missoula, 4 miles
Questions or want to volunteer? Email Race Director Nick Lockridge.
Registration PARTY: Friday, August 1, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., behind Runner's Edge. Come be part of the First Friday festivities, register for the Roots Run before fees increase, and enjoy FREE beer (for those age 21 and over) and live music! The "Good Old Fashions" will be playing out back and Big Sky Brewery will be supplying the beer. Cheers - hope to see you there! Any questions, please contact race director, Nick Lockridge.
Race Packets Available: Saturday, August 23, 10 a.m. - 5 pm, at the Runner's Edge and from 8-9:30 am on race day at Circle Square XXX's.
Race Day Registration: Sunday, August 24, 8 - 9:30 a.m.Start: 10 am at Circle Square (near the red XXXXs), Downtown Missoula
The 4-mile course starts at the bricks on Alder Street continuing up Duncan Hill. Runners will then travel down through the beautiful Greenough Park and finish at Caras Park. Please note the course has changed slightly this year. Click here for the updated course map.
Age Divisions: 13 & under, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64,65-69, 70+
Registration: $23 early registration till August 1st, then $30, including on race day. Run Wild Missoula members receive $2 off. Registration includes chip timing and a race shirt. Race shirt sizing can be found here, for men's, and here, for women's.
Awards & Prizes: Each prize will be awarded to both men's and women's winners
* 1st: $300
* 2nd: $175
* 3rd: $125
* 4th: $100
* 5th: $50
Nutrition & Aid: There will be one aid station along the course. There will also be snacks & hydration at the end of the race.
Walkers: Walkers are welcome. We love our walkers!
Strollers: Strollers are welcome but will be asked to start towards the back. Sorry, No Dogs Allowed in the race or on the course.
The Area: Missoula is a city of 64,000 nestled in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana. At 3,200 feet above sea level, the summer evenings are cool and the days sunny and warm. The Garden City marks the confluence of five valleys and is surrounded by the Rattlesnake Wilderness and the Bitterroot and Lolo National Forests; the Clark Fork River flows through downtown and lively trout wait to test the next angler’s line in the nearby Bitterroot and Blackfoot rivers. The University of Montana lends the town its progressive vibe and its 14,000 students give Missoula a youthful pulse year-round. The city is home to more than 100 restaurants; here you can find something to satisfy every palate. Historic downtown provides a unique shopping experience and a wealth of watering holes to quench your thirst after crossing the finish line. Missoula is also a launching point to some of the country’s most breathtaking wild lands: Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall Wilderness and more.
River City Roots Festival Saturday and Sunday, August 23-24, 2014
Our region's largest arts and music festival showcasing Western Montana's gem: Downtown Missoula. A unique public/private partnership, this event celebrates Downtown's success and provides an opportunity to highlight some of Missoula's most recently-developed attractions.
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Thank you, 2014 River City Roots Run sponsors!
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