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River City Roots 4-Mile Fun Run


2015  Roots Festival 4-Mile Run Sponsors



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River City Roots Festival Friday & Saturday, August 28 & 29, 2015

Our region's largest arts and music festival showcases the gem of Western Montana - Downtown Missoula. This event, a unique public/private partnership, celebrates Missoula Downtown’s success and provides an opportunity to highlight some of Missoula's most recently-developed attractions.

The ever popular Roots 4-Mile Fun Run will be held Saturday, August 29th, 9:30 a.m.

Questions or want to volunteer? Email Race Director Nick Lockridge.

Start: 9:30 a.m. at the bricks on Alder Street
Brennan’s Wave platform viewing area, Caras Park

Course:  The 4-mile course starts at the bricks on Alder Street and continues up Duncan Drive hill. Runners will then travel down through the Rattlesnake valley, via beautiful Greenough Park and finish at Caras Park. Please note:  the finish area has changed for the 2015 race! See the course map below.

Age Divisions:  Awards will be given to male and female age division winners for the following ages - 9 years & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Registration: From now through August 14th, registration is $23.  August 15th through Saturday, August 29th, registration is $30.  Run Wild Missoula members, remember to log in to the website to receive a $2 discount!  Online registration will be open until 12 p.m. on Thursday, August 27th.  Once online registration closes, participants may register during packet pickup – Friday, August 28th, from 3 – 6 p.m. at the RWM offices, or Saturday, August 29th, from 8 – 9 a.m. at the race start.

Registration includes chip timing and a men’s or women’s tri-blend race shirt.  Race shirts are guaranteed to participants who register by August 14thPlease be aware, the women's shirt sizes tend to run small!  Click here for the size chart.

Race Packet Pickup: Friday, August 28th, 3 – 6 p.m. at the Run Wild Missoula office (basement of Runner’s Edge, 304 N Higgins) and race day from 8 – 9 a.m., at the race start.

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.

Course Map:


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