Riverbank Run

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April 27, 2024

Run for a healthier Missoula! All race proceeds stay in our community and benefit the Missoula Family YMCA.

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Race Details

With four options, the YMCA Riverbank Run offers a race for everyone! Virtual race options available.

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Whether it's volunteering on race day or sponsoring the race itself, there's a way for you and your business to get involved and give back to the Missoula community!

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Since 1972, the YMCA Riverbank Run has been a favorite springtime tradition for Missoulians! Join us as we wind through Missoula Midtown, all while raising money and awareness for life-saving YMCA programs and services.

The YMCA Riverbank Run is a family-friendly event that is open to all ages and abilities. Choose from the 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, or run all three events in our signature event, the Trifecta (10.321 miles). Strollers and wheelchairs welcome! No pets, please.

Proceeds benefit the Missoula YMCA's financial assistance program. This program ensures that everyone can participate in Y programs and services, regardless of ability to pay. Click here to learn more about our financial assistance program.

Race Information & Packet Pickup

All races start at Higgins & Broadway, and end along the Kim Williams Trail across from Caras Park. We encourage participants to collect their packet before race day. Click the link for additional logistics.

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Course Map

The YMCA Riverbank Run offers four race options—the 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, and Trifecta. All races start in downtown Missoula (the intersection of Higgins & Broadway) and end along the Kim Williams Trail opposite from Caras Park. Virtual racers can choose to run the traditional courses, run one of our suggested alternates, or run a favorite route of their own. Maps are available for our in-person races, as well as our suggested alternates.

View Race Courses

Grade School Challenge

Join the fun! For just $15, any student under age 12 may enter the Riverbank Run (in-person or virtual) and represent their school in the Grade School Challenge. The elementary school with the most student racers will be awarded a trophy!

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Race Results

Click to view past race results. 2024 race results will be posted by April 28, 2024. Virtual racers will need to upload their race results by logging into and clicking the plus sign found by the participant search bar.

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Volunteer at the Race

Volunteers make the Riverbank Run possible! Race volunteers are needed on race day to direct traffic, cheer on racers, and monitor water stations. This one-day volunteer opportunity is perfect for students, families, or businesses wanting to give back to their community. All volunteers will need to attend one 30-minute orientation on race day prior to the start of their shift. Click the link below for details or to sign up to volunteer.

Sign Up to Volunteer

Providence | Title Sponsor

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Stockman Bank | Sponsor

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Good Food Store | Sponsor

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SCHEELS | Sponsor

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Runner's Edge | Sponsor

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WYR | Sponsor

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Sprinkler Maniac | Sponsor

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Western Montana Clinic | Sponsor

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University of Montana | Sponsor

Albertsons | Sponsor

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The Missoula Family YMCA is dedicated to Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.


Greater Missoula Family YMCA  
3000 S. Russell St. | Missoula, MT 59801  


Monday–Friday 5:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.  
Saturday 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.  
Sunday 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 
Pool temporarily closed for renovations until Fall 2024.