Race Information


Saturday, April 27, 2024
All ages

Since 1972, the YMCA Riverbank Run has been a favorite springtime tradition for Missoulians! And, with four race options to choose from, there’s something for everyone.

The 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.

Regular race registration is January 24–April 12. Late registration begins April 13. Race day registration is available.


    One Mile

    11:25 a.m. start time (Trifecta Mile)
    11:45 a.m. start time (1 Mile Fun Run)

    Regular Registration: $39

    Late Registration: $44

    Youth Registration (12 and under): $15

    two young children are having fun and jumping. they are wearing race bibs and shirts that say riverbank run. they are preparing to run a 1 mile race.

    Dennis T. Bender 5K

    10:30 a.m. start time

    Regular Registration: $39

    Late Registration: $44

    Youth Registration (12 and under): $15

    a woman smiling and waving at a camera while running a race and wearing a shirt that says riverbank run


    9:00 a.m. start time

    Regular Registration: $39

    Late Registration: $44

    Youth Registration (12 and under): $15

    two adults running a race

    Trifecta (10.321 Miles)

    Regular Registration: $49

    Late Registration: $52

    The Riverbank Run Trifecta consists of all three races (1 Mile, 5K, and 10K).

    adults wearing race bibs taking off at the startline of a running race. it is a cloudy day.

    Packet Pickup:

    • April 25–26 from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. at SCHEELS
    • April 27 from 7:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at the start line
    • Participants are strongly encouraged to collect packets prior to race day.
    • Grade School Challenge participants have the option to collect their packets at their schools. Please note: If you wish to pick your student's packet up at their elementary school, you MUST note this at time of registration.


    In-Person Event Details:

    • All races start at Higgins & Broadway, and end along the Kim Williams Trail across from Caras Park.
    • 2,000+ racers are expected on race day. We recommend carpooling.
    • Trifecta racers may collect their long-sleeve event shirts after completing all three races. Shirts are available at the finish line.
    • NEW! Virtual racers may pick their shirts up during packet pickup or at the YMCA starting Tuesday, April 30.
    • Prizes will be available for pickup at the YMCA starting Tuesday, April 30.
    • Portapotties are located at the start and finish lines.
    • Strollers and wheelchairs welcome. No pets, please.


    Race Start Times:

    All races start at Higgins & Broadway.

    • 9:00 a.m. 10K start time
    • 10:30 a.m. 5K start time
    • 11:25 a.m. 1 Mile Trifecta start time
    • 11:45 a.m. 1 Mile Fun Run start time


    Course Map:

    All races start at Higgins & Broadway.

    graphic layout of downtown missoula with routes for 1 mile, 5k, and 10k races of 2024 ymca riverbank run


    Virtual Race Participants:

    Running virtually? Racers have between January 24–April 27 to complete their selected race. Virtual racers have three ways to complete their race:

    • Run the traditional course(s)
    • Run one of our suggested alternates
    • Choose your favorite trail or route

    Upon completion, click here to upload your virtual race results, then follow the steps below:

    instructions on how to upload virtual race results for the 2022 ymca riverbank run


    • Prizes are awarded to the top three male and top three female finishers in the 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, and Trifecta races. Prizes are also awarded to the top male and top female finishers in each age group. (Prizes are awarded for in-person event participants only.)
    • Top finishers will be contacted when prizes are available for pickup at the YMCA.