The inaugural Just for the Helena of It
event was a smashing success,

with over 300 hundred registered runners from 13 states! Best of all, Treasure State Runners is proud to report that with the overwhelming support of the local community and our sponsors we raised $17,000 for The Friendship Center!

View the results of the 2022 Just for the Helena of It  races, here:

2023 Race Date: October 15, 2023

The start and finish will be at Spring Meadow Lake State Park in Helena, MT.

Course Maps

5K (Click to view larger)
10K (Click to view larger)
Half Marathon (Click to view larger)

Training Plans
Download helpful training plans for each race. These day-by-day suggestions will assist you in preparing for the race and be your best.

Race Time
The Half Marathon will start at 9:30am.
The 10K will start at 9:45am.
The 5K will start at 10:00am.

Registration for the 2023 Just for the Helena of It is now open.

Earlybird Pricing
Mar 1 – 31

Apr 1 – Jun 30

Jul 1 – Sep 30

Oct 1 – Oct 13
5k $25 $35 $45 $55
10k $40 $50 $60 $70
Half Marathon $55 $65 $75 $85

Packet Pickup
Packet Pickup will be held on Saturday, October 14th with an option for ONLY out of town runners to pick up packets the morning of the race. More information to come.

Race Shirts
Everyone registered before August 15th is guaranteed a race shirt. There are no guarantees that you will receive one if registered after that date. Half Marathon shirts will be a technical running shirt. 10K and 5K shirts will be cotton. These shirts will be gender specific.

Just for the Helena of It will officially be chip timed by Competitive Timing. Go and visit their booth after you’ve crossed the finish line for your race results. Results will be available online after the race.

Time Limit
The 5K course will close at 1:00pm.
The 10K and Half Marathon courses will close at 2:00pm.

There will be no spectators allowed along the 5K course this year. Thank you for your understanding. Please join them at the finish line and cheer them in.

Open Course
The Half Marathon is partially on roads through town which means it is open to traffic. The course will be marked with cones and volunteers will be at most intersections. Please be aware of all your surroundings. If choosing to wear headphones, please keep the volume low to hear the traffic and course instructions.

The 5K and 10K courses are routed through well maintained gravel paths and asphalt. The Half Marathon is routed through a variety of terrain including, but not limited to: asphalt, brick, trail, and concrete. Please be prepared for uneven surfaces.

Headphone Policy
Headphones are permitted. However, please be aware of your surroundings, road crossings, and other runners.

Strollers are welcome. All areas will be able to accommodate most jogging strollers. When passing, please let others know your intent to pass and give them enough space to avoid any injuries.

We ask you to please leave your furry friends at home! Service animals are welcome.

There will be limited parking at Spring Meadow Lake State Park. We have secured parking across the street at Green Meadows Country Club and off of Broadwater Ave at George’s Distributing. We highly encourage you to carpool to help reduce the amount of traffic.

Award ceremonies and giveaway information to come!

Finish Line Party!
Come prepared to party long after you’ve finished. Along with needing to be present to win prizes, we have secured food trucks and live music. Oh, did we mention all race finishers (over 21 with valid ID) will receive their first beer FREE? Beer will available for purchase. CASH ONLY.

Check back to see our updates for partnering lodging.

In Event of Severe Conditions
This is Montana and the weather often changes at a moment’s notice. Your guess is as good as ours on what the weather will be like. In the last 5 years, it has snowed once on the third weekend of October. We will not cancel the event due to weather. Check weather forecasts and be prepared for anything. We suggest leaving a warm sweatshirt or jacket in your car to stay warm during the Finish Line Party.
In the event of snow, the 5K route will change to follow along the 10K and Half Marathon courses.

Cancellations and Refunds
This event follows standard running industry policy: All entry fees are non-refundable. We reserve the right to postpone or cancel the event due to circumstances beyond our control such as a natural disaster or emergency or as required to protect the safety of participants and staff. No refunds will be issued under these circumstances. We reserve the right to change the details of the event without prior notice.