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 26, 2022 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

Augúst Trail Race August 18, 2022 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,
“au-gúst – adj. marked by majestic dignity or grandeur” – Webster
Vig Scrimmage August 30, 2022 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 17, 2022 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 1, 2022 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 29, 2022 at 12:00 PM (Butte) 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 5, 2022 at 12:00 PM 2k-5k The 2022 USATF Montana Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships will take place at East Gallatin Recreation Area in Bozeman. This event is for youth ages 7-18.