In the summer of 1965, a small group of seven or eight high school kids paid a 50 cent entry fee to compete in the first annual “City Cross Country Meet.” The event was organized by Helena High Cross Country Coach Bill Gilbert, and took place at the “Lamborn Hill Course.”
While some things have changed – the event now takes place at the beautiful Tenmile Park trails, the entry fee is up to (a still affordable) $10, and electronic timing made its debut in 2019 – much has remained the same:
The race still brings together runners of varying ages and abilities, all looking for a late-summer speed check and a friendly contest against each other and the clock. And the proceeds still support local high school cross-country programs.
The 53rd “Augúst” will take place Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 7:00 PM.
Race day registration only (opens at 6:00 PM, near the start/finish at Spring Meadow Resources pavilion). This 5k trail run takes place mostly on dirt, and is very flat.
Parking is available at the Spring Meadow Resources building (2850 Broadwater Ave), at the Pavilion itself, and at Spring Meadow Lake State Park.
For more information, please contact Patrick Judge, firstname.lastname@example.org, 406/459-5838.
A sincere thank-you to our generous sponsors, and to the supportive land-owners who help make this event possible: