Questions or want to volunteer? Email Race Director Spencer Wolny.
Online registration only-- no extra fees. Click here to register. This race is limited to 500 participants. Register today!
Race Day Registration: Sunday, August 26, 7 - 9 a.m.
Race Packets Available: Saturday, August 25: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Runner's Edge and Sunday, August 26: 7 - 9 a.m. at XXX's, Circle Square
Finish: Caras Park, Downtown
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 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: $21 early registration till August 13th, then $28 including on race day. Run Wild Missoula members receive $2 off.
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 sur- rounded 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 25-26, 2012
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.
The River City Roots Run is sponsored by:
Aug 31: Last Wednesday Beer Run
Sep 06: Tuesday Track
Sep 07: Beginner Running 101
Sep 07: Wednesday CORE Fall Lunch Class
Sep 10: Saturday Breakfast Club Runs
Sep 13: Tuesday Lunch Yoga, Fall Session
Sep 13: Tuesday Track
Sep 17: Saturday Breakfast Club Runs
Sep 17: Sweathouse Half Marathon
Sep 20: Tuesday Track
Sep 24: Saturday Breakfast Club Runs
Sep 27: Tuesday Track
Sep 28: Last Wednesday Beer Run
Oct 01: Saturday Breakfast Club Runs
Oct 01: UM Homecoming Hustle 5K
Oct 04: Tuesday Track
Oct 08: Missoula All Women's Diva Day 5K