Big Dipper Last Chance 5k and 10 Mile

5K, 10 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Sep 2, 2017


Helena, MT


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Big Dipper Last Chance 5k

$25 $25 Closed

Big Dipper Last Chance 5k

$20 $20 Closed

Big Dipper Last Chance 10 mile

$50 $50 Closed

Big Dipper Last Chance 15k

$40 $40 Closed

About This Activity


The 5k and 10-mile races both start on University Street on Helena’s west side. (Note: Runners are bused to the starting line from downtown Helena. See instructions below for downtown parking and shuttle departure times.) There are 4 aid stations at approx. miles 1.5, 4, 6, 8.

After a short uphill stretch from University St to Le Grande Cannon Blvd, the routes travel east through the mansion district before dropping down through historic Reeder’s Alley. Those in the 5k race will leave Reeder’s Alley and cross Park Ave to the walking mall, turning north to finish in front of Big Dipper Ice Cream.  The 10-mile route continues south from Reeder’s Alley towards Unionville on Orofino Gulch Rd, before runners turn around and access a nice 2.5 mile section of non-technical trail on the return route. Then after a slightly downhill stretch on Orofino Gulch Rd and S Park Ave, runners enter the walking mall for a sprint to the finish.

Packet Pickup, Parking, and Shuttle info:

Pick up packets on race day, Saturday, September 2nd, from 10 AM – 3:30 PM at Big Dipper Ice Cream, located at the intersection of 6th Ave and Last Chance Gulch (on the walking mall).

Please park at the Jackson Street Parking garage and gather in front of the Big Dipper (6th Ave and Last Chance Gulch).  A shuttle bus will begin transporting runners at 2:30 PM. The last shuttle for the 10-mile race departs at 3:40 PM – don’t be late!

Fees: The registration fee is $25 for the 5K, $50 for the 10 mile plus a small service fee charged by RunSignUp.
Chip timing by Competitive Timing. Please wear your bib clearly on the front of shirt.

Refreshments will be provided including water, Powerade, Bagel Co. bagels and fruit. All race finishers get a free scoop of Big Dipper ice cream. Ten Mile Creek Brewery is providing live music and $1 off a beer for finishers age 21 and over with a race number. The brewery is located just a few steps south of the finish line.

Course Map:

Shirts are guaranteed for all entrants who register BEFORE August 6, 2017.

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