Running Water for Helena

2850 Broadwater Avenue
Helena, MT 59601


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Event Description

Each year, the Lake Helena Watershed Group teams up with the City of Helena and local sponsors to host the annual Running Water for Helena 10 Mile/5K. Run or walk a 5K or run the 10 mile race to help promote awareness of and the protection and stewardship of the City of Helena’s drinking water supply, and support restoration projects within the Lake Helena watershed. The 10 mile race will take place on June 23rd, beginning at 7:00 AM and the 5K will start at 7:30 am.

We have a new route this year! Both races will start and stop at the Spring Meadow Resource Pavilion (see directions and address below), exploring Prickly Pear Land Trust's new Tenmile Creek Park and connecting to Spring Meadow Lake State Park as well as the Centennial Trail system.  You can visit this webpage to view the new route.

Click here to view a Course Preview Video

CASH PRIZES will be handed out for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd male/female runners!

Address: 2850 Broadwater Ave, Helena, MT 59602

Registration fee: $25
Registration fee for all 6 years and younger: $0
Early bird registration fee (through June 1st): $20
Day of race registration fee: $30

Saturday, June 23rd

Participant registration and packet pick up: 6:00 AM – 6:30 AM
10 Mile Start: 7:00 AM
5K Start: 7:30 AM
Awards ceremony around 10:00 AM

Music and Festival: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

2850 Broadwater Avenue
Spring Meadow Resource Pavilion
Helena, MT US 59601

10 Mile Course Route 
Start/Stop: Spring Meadow Resources 

  • Complete Tenmile Creek Trail loop (clockwise)
  • Head south, and then cut north to complete a loop around Spring Meadow Lake
  • Continue to follow the Tenmile Creek Park trail south, connecting to Rails-To-Trails
  • Take Rails-to-Trails east to Centennial Park, complete the loop around Centennial Park (clockwise)
  • Return to Spring Meadow Resources the same way you came on Rails-To-Trails

5K Course Route 
Start/Stop: Spring Meadow Resouces 

  • Complete Tenmile Creek Trail loop (clockwise)
  • Head south toward Broadwater Avenue
  • Take a left, heading north, toward Spring Meadow Resources
  • Turn-around where this road ends, and head back to Spring Meadow Resources the way you came

If you have any questions about this race, contact Valerie at: 406-457-8891 or email at:

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