Opening Ceremonies


Opening Ceremonies

Date

Friday July 16, 2021

Location

Wendy's Field at Daylis Stadium
401 Grand Ave
Billings, MT 59102

Admission:

Free

Festivities kick off with SOAKED, a crazy fun two mile water walk/run through and around Pioneer Park. Other festivities include the Soaked Run, climbing wall, family entertainment and games, food trucks, Parade of Athletes, Montana Mile, and Torch Lighting. Admission is free for all ages. It's truly a night for the whole family!

The Ceremony officially begins at 7:30pm. The program includes Parade of Athletes (walk in the parade and receive a commemorative State Games gift), fun entertainment and interactive events, and the Men's and Women's Montana Mile (fastest milers in Montana), and traditional torch lighting by an Olympic athlete.


NEW this year! Enjoy your favorite local fook trucks at the Food Truck Olympics during Opening Ceremonies. Vote for your favorite food truck! Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded!

Contestants for the Food Truck Olympics are:

  • Santanahs
  • The Local Berry
  • The Mac Shack
  • Ceci's Popcorn
  • Khanthaly's Eggrolls
  • Summer Snow
  • Lil Red Wagon

Soaked Run

Want to stay cool during one of the hottest days of the summer? Come join us in a non-timed two mile crazy fun water walk/run around and through Pioneer Park. All ages, slow or fast, are encouraged to participate. Be prepared to run through foam stations, slip and slide down the hill, jump through sprinklers, and dodge water guns in the this fun filled race


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Date

Friday July 16, 2021
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Time

Select your wave time in registration
  • 5:15 pm
  • 5:30 pm
  • 5:45 pm
  • 6:00 pm
  • 6:15 pm

  • Location

    Starting Line: Pioneer Park
    Finish Line: Wendy's Daylis Stadium

    Register Online

    Entry Fee:

    Ages 6 & under: $20
    Ages 7 - 14: $25
    Ages 15 & up $30

    Deadlines

    Online Registration Deadline: July 15
    Guaranteed T-Shirt Deadline: July 1


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    Course Information

    View Soaked Course

    Packet Pickup:

    Thursday July, 15
    Time: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Transwestern Building #2. Second Floor
    490 N. 31st St.
    Local participants encouraged to pickup during this time>

    Friday July, 16
    Time: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Southeast corner of Pioneer Park by tennis courts.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION

    For more information, please feel free to Contact Us.


    COVID-19 Guidelines

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    Photos

    Event Photos

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    Local Accommodations

    Welcome to Billings, Montana

    Participants are responsible for securing their own lodging arrangements. The Big Sky State Games encourages all participants to make arrangements early. The hotels and campgrounds listed below support and contribute to the Big Sky State Games. Please contact them for your Big Sky State Games lodging. Ask for the BSSG Rate.

    Major Sponsors / Sports Sponsors

    KOA Kampground

    Major Sponsor
    547 Garden Ave.
    Billings, MT 59101
    406-252-3104

    Billings Hotel and Convention Center

    $94.00 plus tax and that includes a full hot breakfast each morning!
    Use Code: BSG21

    Sport Sponsor
    1223 Mullowney Lane
    Billings, MT 59101
    406-248-7151

    Boothill Inn

    Sport Sponsor

    242 East Airport Rd.
    Billings, MT 59105
    406-245-2000
    1-866-266-8445


    Montana Mile


    2020 Montana Mile results

    Men's Race Results

    Women's Race Results

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    About Montana Mile

    The Montana Mile is a race among the fastest milers in Montana! Race is held during the Opening Ceremonies.

    The 2021 Montana Mile marks the 29th running for men and the 19th for women. The race is one of the most anticipated events of the Big Sky State Games Opening Ceremonies and is scheduled to take place Friday, July 16 at Wendy’s Field at Daylis Stadium in Billings. The Montana Mile is an invited race featuring some of the state’s fastest high school, college, and post collegiate milers.

    The Women’s Montana Mile record is 4:53.9 set in 2011 by Lois Ricardi Keller. Patrick Casey set the Men’s record in 2010 in 4:07.9.