Race Date: October 16, 2022

Location
The start and finish will be at Spring Meadows State Park in Helena, MT.

Course Maps

Route map of the 5k
5k Fun Run (Click to view larger)
Route map for the 13.1k
13.1k 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 9:00am.
The 5K will start at 10:00am.

Registration
Registration now the 2022 Just for the Helena of It.

Earlybird Pricing
Mar 31 – May 31


Jun 1 – Jul 31


Aug 1 – Sep 30


Oct 1 – Oct 14
5k$25$35$45$55
Half Marathon$55$65$75$85


Packet Pickup
Saturday Oct. 15 2pm-8pm at Blackfoot River Brewing Co.
66 S. Park Ave. Helena, MT 59601
Sunday Oct. 16 7am-8:30am at the Starting Line
2715 Country Club Ave. Helena, MT 59602

Race Shirts
Everyone registered before September 1st is guaranteed a race shirt. There are no guarantees that you will receive one if registered after October 1st. Half Marathon shirts will be a technical running shirt. 5k shirts will be cotton. These shirts will be gender specific.

Timing
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
Both courses will close at 1:00pm.

Spectators
There will be no spectators allowed along the 5k course this year. Thank you for your understanding.

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.

Terrain
The 5k is 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
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.

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

Parking
There will be limited parking at Spring Meadows 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.

Awards
More information on rewards is coming. We are working on getting fun after-race raffle prizes that registered participants will be eligible for. The only catch is you’ll have to be present to win.

Finish Line Party!
Come prepared to party long after you’ve finished. Along with needing to be present to win prizes, we are working on securing food trucks, live music. Oh, did we mention all race finishers (over 21) will receive a FREE beer?

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 October 16th. We will not cancel the event due to weather. Check weather forecasts and be prepared for anything. We suggest leaving a warm sweatshirt or something 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 half marathon course.

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.