Governor's Cup events (5k, 10k & longer)

***General Note: A few of our Meetup members are interested in doing organized runs/races in the area. For announcement purposes, I'll post the ones I consider to be worthy, fun events. However, you aren't required to RSVP on this Meetup page unless you want to! (It's always fun to know who is planning to go.) You can just register yourself for any race; I will post links to the registration website for each one.***

The Governor's Cup is a long-standing Helena event held in June every year and sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana. For those of you new to this event, the 5k is very popular and family-friendly (if not a bit crowded!), and the 10k is also one of my favorites. Those two races go past the Capital. There is also a half marathon (which I'll be running) as well as a full marathon. The evening before, there is a race-related event with burgers, brats and live music at the Great Northern Town Center.

The 5k starts at 10 am, but if you want to try one of the longer races, be aware they start earlier! All races finish on the walking mall downtown, near the library. It's a fun time! Register at: http://www.govcupmt.com/

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  • Darla F.

    The half marathon was great and the weather was perfect for running at that time of morning. It got worse later, but not terrible. Hope you all enjoyed it!

    1 · June 14

  • Jim H.

    I enjoyed walking/running the 5k and I'm glad it didn't rain.

    2 · June 14

  • Jim H.

    I'll be walking the 5k

    May 31

    • Jim H.

      it starts 10

      June 14

    • Donna

      OK. See you at 9:30.

      June 14

  • Jim H.

    Donna, the 5k starts at 10

    June 14

  • Jim H.

    It's supposed to rain tomorrow so you might want to bring a rain coat. Just a heads up

    1 · June 13

  • Michelle

    I won' be able to attend. Sorry about the short notice. It seems I'm all about that lately. Hope everyone has a great time!

    June 13

    • Darla F.

      No worries at all, Michelle! This isn't your typical "meetup" anyway, since several of us (myself included) are running different events at different times. I hope to meet you at another event sometime!

      June 13

  • Donna

    I will be walking the 5K. It is always an enjoyable event.

    April 20

    • Jim H.

      Meet me at 9:30 in front of Independent Record Building

      June 1

  • Jim H.

    If anyone wants to walk with me let's meet in front of the Indepent Record building located Cruse Ave at 9:30. The race starts at 10:00am.

    June 1

  • Kyla G.

    If anyone wants to be seriously entertained during this run, a bunch of elementary school kiddos I volunteer with will be running the 5k and are always in search of a running/walking buddy. No, they will not help your set a PR, but they will inspire you and likely make u smile the entire route.

    April 16

    • Del B.

      Kyla, I will no longer be attending this due to my son's 21st birthday celebration being the same day. Sorry!

      May 18

    • Kyla G.

      No worries. Thanks for the heads up Del. Have a good time in Bozeman or wherever the adventures happening.

      May 18

  • A former member
    A former member

    Registered, and by then, I hope to be able to walk it, too.

    May 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm probably going to run it, but I think it's a great idea, and if you find you need more people, count me in.

    April 17

  • Del B.

    Kyla, I'll be walking/running the 5K, they are welcome to join me. But I'll probably do more walking than running.....

    1 · April 17

  • Michelle

    I'm not much of a distance runner, but think I'll try my hand at the 5k. I've got 60 days to train!!

    1 · April 14

    • Darla F.

      That's great! Plenty of time. And even if something keeps you from training, it's quite doable on a walk/jog basis too (or, of course, walking only). Lots of fun either way. Bring your friends! :)

      April 14

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