Events

HVR hosts several races in the Helena area every year, and also organizes Helena’s men’s and women’s teams for the Montana Cup.

Event Date Distance Description
HEAT Meet May 27, 2021 from 6-8 PM Track Meet This FREE competition is for youngsters age 9, 10, and 11. Events include:

  • 100 meters (1 straightaway)
  • 200 meters (1/2 lap)
  • 400 meters (1 full lap)
  • Long jump
  • Turbojav

For more information, or to volunteer please call Sean Connolly at 406/465-2033 or sean@bigskyacoustics.com

Augúst Trail Race August 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM 5k 53rd running of “The Augúst – Montana’s Second Oldest Footrace.” 5k trail run (mostly dirt). Starts at 7:00 PM at Spring Meadow Resources Pavilion (2850 Broadwater Ave). Race day registration only (opens at 6:00 PM). $10 entry fee. Fundraiser for local high school cross-country teams.
Contact: Patrick Judge, 406/459-5838, pljudge@bresnan.net
“au-gúst – adj. marked by majestic dignity or grandeur” – Webster
Vig Scrimmage August 31, 2021 at 12:15 PM 1 Mile The Vig Scrimmage is a one mile time trial which takes place once or twice a year at Vigilante Stadium. It divides the Tuesday-at-Noon track group into two teams which battle for bragging rights in a 1 mile run.
Mount Helena Run September 18, 2021 at 10:00 AM 5.6 Miles This 5.6 mile course starts on historic Last Chance Gulch in downtown Helena. It quickly changes from urban running to mountain trail running in Mt. Helena City Park. The course takes runners to the top of Mt. Helena, 1,300 feet above the starting line, and offers outstanding views of the City of Helena, Prickly Pear Valley, and Elkhorn and Belt Mountains. The course then descends back to the finish area on Last Chance Gulch.
Helena Sun Run October 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM 5k & 1 Mile A 5 kilometer run and 1 mile walk and bicycle parade to support clean energy and awareness of climate solutions in Montana’s capital. All funds raised are devoted to purchasing solar photovoltaic arrays for Helena-area schools.
Montana Cup October 30, 2021 at 12:00 PM 5k – 8k A cross-country event on a new and unique course every year, rotating around the state. All courses are between 5k and 8k. This is a team event which brings together runners from seven regions, associated with Montana’s seven largest cities. Runners compete for individual places, and also for traveling team trophies — the “Montana Cup” and the “Masters Cup”.
JOXC/Vigilante Fall Classic November 6, 2021 at 12:00 PM 2k-5k The 2020 USATF Montana Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships will take place at Bill Roberts Golf Course in Helena, and will run concurrently with the Helena Vigilante Runners XC Fall Classic for open and masters competitors, which serves as the open and masters Montana Association championship.