Big Dipper Last Chance Half-Marathon

Back August 22, 2020 Cancelled August 24, 2019 August 25, 2018
August 22, 2020 Cancelled

The family-friendly Ten Mile Creek Brewery 5k helps to support Helena High School and Capital High School cross-country teams. The race starts at 5:00 PM to coincide with a fun late-summer block party on historic Last Chance Gulch. 

Runners are bused from downtown Helena to the starting line, which is on Helena’s west side. (See instructions below for downtown parking and shuttle departure times.)  

Course: You’ll head uphill from University St to access LeGrande Cannon Blvd, where you’ll travel east on the pedestrian path with expansive views of the Helena valley on your left. There is an aid station at about the 1.5-mile mark. Shortly before you reach the eastern terminus of LeGrande Cannon Blvd you’ll drop down into Helena’s historic mansion district and pass Hawthorn School before heading uphill again for a few blocks. The route then descends into historic Reeder’s Alley and crosses Park Ave to access the downtown Helena walking mall at Pioneer Park. From there you’ll run through the shady blocks of the walking mall to finish near Ten Mile Creek Brewing. (See a course map on our website.)

All race finishers get a free scoop of Big Dipper ice cream, and other refreshments including water, Powerade, and fruit will be provided. Join the after party next door at Ten Mile Creek Brewery, with live music and food vendors on the walking mall. Finishers age 21 and over get a $1 discount with a race number off their first beer!

Packet Pickup, Parking, and Shuttle info:

Pick up packets on race day, Saturday, August 24th, from 1:30PM – 4:00 PM at Ten Mile Creek Brewery, located at the intersection of 6th Ave and Last Chance Gulch (on the walking mall). We recommend you park at the Jackson Street Parking garage, but other on-street parking can be found nearby.  A shuttle bus will pick up runners near Big Dipper Ice Cream at 3:50 PM and 4:20 PM – don’t be late!

Fees: The registration fee is $25 plus a small service fee charged by RunSignUp. The race will be timed — Please wear your bib clearly on the front of shirt. Race shirts are guaranteed for those who registered by August 4th, 2019.


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Information about the event is available in : English

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]
Last checked on 2020-08-25



Ten Mile Creek Brewery 5k

August 22, 2020 (Saturday) - 17:00
5 kilometers

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