Run Wild Missoula

Roots Run

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Roots Run

79Days 21Hours 12Minutes 06Seconds

Registration opens Thursday June 8 at 8am!

River City Roots 4 Mile Run is brought to you by Run Wild Missoula, in partnership with Missoula Downtown Association.

A 4-mile fun run in association with the River City Roots Festival. This 4-mile run pays tribute to the city’s love of recreation and staying active. All ages, abilities and backgrounds are encouraged to enjoy a morning run or walk before the festival in the afternoon and evening!




Includes Unisex Roots Run Tech Tee, Chip Timing, and More!

Roots Run Participants 21 and over will also receive a Roots Festival drink cup, wristband, and one free drink ticket!

(UM Student registrants *will not* receive a cup, wristband, or drink ticket

Run Wild Missoula Members 19 and Over receive a $3 discount!

  • Early Registration: June 9th through July 13th
    • $27 – 19 and Over
    • $20 – 18 and Under
  • Regular Registration: July 14th through August 25th
    • $32 – 19 and Over
    • $20 – 18 and Under
  • Late Registration: August 26th through Race Day
    • $40 – 19 and Over
    • $20 – 18 and Under

Packet Pickup

  • Friday, August 25th from 3:00 – 5:45 PM at Run Wild Missoula
  • Race Day Saturday, August 26th from 7:15 – 8:15 AM at the Race Start
  • Packet pickup will end promptly at 8:15 AM. We will not be able to provide you a bib number after 8:15 AM.
  • We need the time between 8:15 AM & 8:30 AM to get all of your data entered in the system for accurate race timing and results. 
  • And, we want to give you plenty of time to warm up and make it through the bathroom line before the race start!


Race Day

Start/Finish Location: E. Main St; Between N. Higgins & N. Pattee

Parking: More details coming soon!

Course Map: Click to View Course Map on Strava



  • Top Three Overall Male, Female & Non-Binary
    • First: $150 Gift Card to Runner’s Edge
    • Second: $75 Gift Card to Runner’s Edge
    • Third: $50 Gift Card to Runner’s Edge
  • Top Age Group Winner: $10 Missoula Downtown Association Gift Card
  • Age Groups: 9 and Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+


As outlined in the race waiver & acknowledgment, entry fees are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferrable. To view the RWM race cancellation policy, click here.


Per Run Wild Missoula event policies, dogs are not allowed to participate in the event with the exception of ADA Service Animals


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Thank You To Our Roots Run Sponsors!



Aug 26, 2023

Start Time:

8:30 AM

Start Location:

E. Main St; Between N. Higgins & N. Pattee


“I joined RWM to kick off a milestone year for myself and to do something I have never done... Run! The training group, camaraderie, and support of the members has exceeded my expectation. RWM and its members have encouraged me to push forward and helped me fulfill goals of a healthier lifestyle. I really enjoy my new found running friends and community!”

– Audrey P.