Run Wild Missoula

Roots Run

Saturday, September 7, 2024

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Roots Run



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!


Sep 7, 2024

Start Time:

8:30 AM

Start Location:

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



Under 20 Years Old 

  • $15 –  June 6 through September 7, 2024 
  • No festival cup/wristband, drink ticket

UM Students (valid Griz Card required)

  • $15 – June 6 through September 7, 2024
  • No festival cup/wristband, drink ticket 

Open Registration*

  • $28 – June 6 through July 17, 2024
  • $33 – July 18 through August 14, 2024
  • $40 – August 15 through September 7, 2024

*RWM Members receive $3 Discount!


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

Friday, September 6, 2024 from 3:00 – 5:45 PM at 304 N Higgins.

Race Day Saturday, September 7, 2024  from 7:15 – 8:15 AM at the Race Start – 125 East Main St

Packet pickup will end promptly at 8:15 AM. We will not be able to provide you a bib number after 8:15 AM.

Start Location: Run Wild Missoula World Headquarters! 125 E. Main St; Between N. Higgins & N. Pattee

Finish Location: Brennan’s Wave at Caras Park

Parking: More details coming soon!

Course Map: Click to View Course Map on Strava

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




All open registraion participants will receive:

  •  River city Roots Festival Cup
  • Wristband
  • Drink Ticket

All participants receive:

  • Custom Roots Run Tech Tee
  • Chip Timing
  • Custom Bib

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, 80-89, 90+

Check back in July for volunteer oportunities.

→ Click here for all RWM Volunteer Opportunities!

River City Roots Festival draws more than 15,000 individuals to the heart of Downtown Missoula for a variety of fun activities and exceptional music. This two-day festival  features first-class art and entertainment for both residents and visitors.

With live performances on a big stage on West Main Street, a fine art show, entertainment for children and families, and a 4-Mile Roots Run through the heart of Missoula, Roots Fest brings a weekend of family fun to the heart of the community.



Questions? Email Us!


Thank You To Our Roots Run Sponsors!



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