Give yourself an early present and celebrate the holidays by participating in the Governor's Cup 12 Days of Christmas Virtual 5K. Beginning on Dec. 12 and going through Dec. 23, runners will have 12 days to complete their own virtual 5K and post their time. Runners who post their time during those 12 days will be entered into drawings for giveaways. The virtual event is limited to the first 500 people who sign up.
What do runners get for registering? Thanks for asking. All registered runners will receive a commemorative race beanie and a finishers medal that can double as a Christmas tree ornament. Your race swag will be available by early December, meaning you can complete your 5K in your stylish new beanie. Additionally, all registration dollars go to the Caring Foundation of Montana, which helps provide access to health care services to Montanans.
We're going virtual for a couple reasons. First and foremost, for your health and safety. Runners will be able to complete their 5K on their own, away from crowded start and finish lines. Plus, it's December and odds are it could be rather cold here in Helena. Like, really cold. With snow and wind. Runners can avoid the elements and run on a treadmill. Or not. It's up to you!
So chart your own 5K course and take part in the Governor's Cup 12 Days of Christmas Virtual 5K. The Governor's Cup asks runners to please practice safe running habits if you choose to run outside, as well as follow social distancing guidelines.