***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/