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 30, 2024 from 6-8 PM Youth Track Meet This FREE competition is for youngsters age 9, 10, and 11. Events include:

  • 100 Meter Dash (1 straightaway)
  • 200 Meter Dash (1/2 lap)
  • 400 Meter Run (1 full lap)
  • Long Jump
  • Softball Throw

For more information, or to volunteer please call Em Thiessen at 406/422-6648 or

JOTF June 14-15, 2024 Youth Track Meet The 2024 USATF Montana Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships will take place at Vigilante Stadium in Helena. This event is for youth ages 7-18.
Augúst Trail Race August 22, 2024 at 7:00 PM 5k Trail Race 56th 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. 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 27, 2024 at 12:15 PM 1 Mile Track Time Trial The Vig Scrimmage is a one-mile time-trial which takes place annually at Vigilante Stadium. Test yourself against the clock!
Mount Helena Run September 21, 2024 at 10:00 AM 5.6 Mile Trail Race 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 5, 2024 at 10:00 AM 5k & 1 Mile Road Race 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 November 2, 2024 at 12:00 PM (Helena) 5k-8k XC 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 9, 2024 at 12:00 PM Youth XC 2k-5k The 2024 USATF Montana Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships will take place at Bill Roberts Golf Course in Helena. This event is for youth ages 7-18.
Turkey Trot November 28, 2024 at 10:00 AM (Helena) 1k/5k/10k Road Race Now in its 5th decade, the annual Helena Turkey Trot is a fun run / fundraiser to celebrate the holiday and support local charities. Join us Thanksgiving morning at Crossroads Sports & Fitness (1013 Dearborn Ave) to help support groups like Helena Food Share (2019 & before), Girls Thrive (2022), and Impact Montana (2023)!