Youth Cross Country and Track

Helena Vigilante Runners (HVR), a USATF Member Club, is offers Vigilante Cross Country and Vigilante Track and Field programs for Helena-area youth (ages 7-18). Our mission is to provide young athletes with a support system that provides an opportunity to pursue competitive cross country and track and field outside their important school-based seasons for greater Helena area youth. Among the opportunities available for Vigilantes are USATF Junior Olympic state, regional and national championships. We also strive to provide athletes with experienced coaching that will help them develop their skills in a safe and supportive environment. All coaches are volunteer and are SafeSports certified.

Regular events we participate in are the USATF Junior Olympic state, regional and US championships in both cross country and track and field, and additional developmental opportunities.

We are successful if Vigilante athletes:
  • Learn skills related to cross country and/or track and field, and improve mental fortitude, physical strength and conditioning.
  • Build feelings of self-esteem and confidence by recognizing individual achievements.
  • Have fun, form friendships and develop respect for teammates and competitors.
  • Learn the rules of cross country and/or track and field, act with integrity and develop a sense of fair play.


2018 Results


2019 Practice Schedule
  • Practices usually start the week before Memorial Day weekend. A schedule will be posted mid-spring. Please email for more information.


Please email for additional information. We keep fees low to encourage participation, rather than hinder it. Our fee structure covers the cost of a USATF membership ($20 per year; required to practice and compete), registration fees for Junior Olympic state competition (varies), and a team jersey ($30; new members).


A portion of the 2018 Vigilante Track and Field team poses at Memorial Stadium in Butte after a rainy and cold Montana Junior Olympic Championship meet. The Vigilantes performed well, despite the conditions, and many went on to represent the greater Helena area at the regional and national championships.