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Turkey Day 8K & 3K Family Fun Run


2019 8K Race Results

Join us on Thursday, November 28th and get some fresh air and exercise before feasting on a Thanksgiving meal!  The Turkey Day 8K and 3K Family Fun Run courses travel along Ron's Riverfront Trail and the Milwaukee Trail, with short distances on a few Missoula city streets.

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Questions?  Email Race Director Justin Grigg


  • Turkey Day 8K Entry Fees (timed): 8K participants receive chip timing, a custom designed winter hat from BoCo, and are eligible for overall prizes.  Run Wild Missoula members, remember to login to the website to receive a $3 discount!
    Note:  BoCo Winter Hats Guaranteed for first 900 Pre-Registered 8K Participants Only (through 12:00 PM/Noon on 11/26)
    • September 26 through October 24
      • $20 - 15 and Over
      • $15 - 14 and Under
    • October 25 through November 26 at 12:00 PM
      • $25 - 15 and Over
      • $15 - 14 and Under
    • November 26 at 12:01 PM through Race Day via RunSignUp. Winter hats, if available, provided on first come, first serve basis for late registration.
      • $30 - 15 and Over
      • $15 - 14 and Under
  • Turkey Day 3K is FREE for all ages (untimed):
    • All 3K participants MUST register
    • Online registration for the 3K will be open through November 28 at 9:00 AM
    • In-person registration available on November 27, from 12:00 - 4:00 PM at Run Wild Missoula (basement of Runner's Edge)
    • In-person registration available race day, November 28, between 8:00 - 9:15 AM, at race start.
      • Race day registration will end promptly at 9:15 AM.
    • 3K race is untimed & noncompetitive – perfect for kids and families
    • Race bib and winter hat not included in registration
  • We encourage all participants to donate non-perishable food or monetary donations to the Missoula Food Bank.  For every pound of non-perishable food donated as part of the run, Run Wild Missoula and Runner's Edge will match that with a donation of $1 - up to $1,000 total.  This monetary donation will go to YWCA Missoula & Missoula Interfaith Collaborative's #SeeThemHome Campaign.  Food donations can be placed directly in the Missoula Food Bank truck at the race start on race morning.

Packet Pickup - 8K Only:

  • Wednesday, November 27 from 12:00 - 4:00 PM at Run Wild Missoula (basement of Runner's Edge)
  • Race day, November 28, from 8:00 - 9:15 AM at race start
    • Packet pickup will end promptly at 9:15 AM.  We will not be able to provide you a bib number for the 8K after 9:15 AM.
    • We need the time between 9:15 AM and 9:30 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 bathrom line before the race start.

Who's Registered?  Click Here

Start/Finish Location: University of Montana Tailgate Area (map)

8K & 3K Courses:

  • 8K: Click Here for Course Map
    • 8K; Wave 1 (10:00 pace or less): 9:30 AM start
    • 8K; Wave 2 (10:01 pace or more): 9:32 AM start
  • 3K: 9:35 AM start; Click Here for Course Map
  • The courses are open to strollers and walkers.  NO DOGS PLEASE.  There are no aid stations.
  • Please note that the races will START & FINISH in the same location.

Awards in the 8K are given to the overall top 3 female and top 3 male winners in the form of Thanksgiving food goodies!

Want to Volunteer?  Click Here

Questions?  Email Race Director Justin Grigg

As outlined in the race waiver & acknowledgement, 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.  Service animals must be on non-retractable, 6 foot or less leash.

Click Here for Past Results

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