Event Information

Road Race

Dates

  • Event:
  • Saturday, July 18, 2020

Start Times

  • 7:00 am - 1/2 Marathon
  • 7:30 am - 10K
  • 7:40 am - 5K

Special Notes

All runners must finish by 10:00 am.
Soaked run will be Friday, July 17.


Other Info

 2020 Entry Form

 2020 Sport Information


Location

Rivers Edge Lots
East Lauralee Lane
Off Thiel Road
(1/4 mile south of Laurel)


State Games of America

To view the State Games of America Qualifier Information please click here.

Entry Fees

1/2 Marathon:
(Until July 1)
$30/participant
5K/10K Race:
(Until July 1)
$25/race
1/2 Marathon:
(After July 1)
$40/participant
5K/10K Race:
(After July 1)
$35/race
 Online Entry Deadline: July 16
 T-Shirt Deadline: July 1

    additional $4 processing fee for each online and paper transaction

Event Photos

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Rivers Edge Lots
Laurel, MT 59044

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****Special Notice****

The Big Sky State Games is monitoring the ongoing concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of the participants, friends, family members, the community of Billings and Montana are our top priority. We remain optimistic and hopeful that the Games will be held in July.

With the Big Sky State Games not scheduled to begin until mid-July (some events in June), all events are currently planned to proceed at this time but are subject to change as the situation further develops. Please refer to the Big Sky State Games website for updates.

Registration for the Summer Games will open mid April. The Big Sky State Games is following the recommendations and directives of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the state health department/Governor’s Office. We will follow their guidelines in terms of the continuation of events. Should they mandate events be canceled or rescheduled, Big Sky State Games will provide all participants with more detailed information regarding event rescheduling, cancellation, or refunds.

During these unprecedented times, we understand there is a great deal of uncertainty and concern. We all hope that soon we can return to our active and social lifestyles that for many will include sports and recreation activities including the Big Sky State Games. The immediate focus however, must be on keeping your family safe and helping to stop the spread of the virus.

Thank you for patience and your continued participation in the Games.

Commissioners

Special Information

USATF Information

The 5K and 10K will also serve as the USA Track and Field and Masters Association Championships. The top athletes that are USATF members by July 18, 2020 will be recognized as Montana Association Champions. Age groups are 18-40 (open) and in 5 year increments 41-100 (masters). USATF membership may be obtained at www.usatf.org. USATF awards will be mailed after the race. BSSG medals will be handed out onsite, then will be taken to the consession stand at Daylis Stadium to be handed out all weekend.

Registration

DO NOT MAIL YOUR ENTRY FORMS AFTER Friday, July 10. After July 10, register online or take entry to the Big Sky State Games Office. NO ONSITE REGISTRATION.

Race Number

Each participant will receive a bib number which also has your timing chip attached to the back of the bib. Bib must be worn on the front of your shirt. Bib numbers for all races may be picked up Friday, July 17 at Daylis Stadium near the t-shirt tent from 5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. and at Rivers Edge Lots the morning of Saturday, July 18 from 6:00 a.m. - 7:15 a.m.

Other Information
  • The visible possession or use by athletes of video or audio devices will not be permitted during the races.
  • No DOGS!
  • All runners must finish by 10:00 am.
  • **Due to extreme weather conditions in July, participants must understand the risk of running in the heat and run at their own risk**
Event Cancellation

The Race Commissioner reserves the right to modify, change, or cancel the Road Race for weather and/or safety conditions.

Courses

Marathon Run

The Start & Finish are located just off Thiel Road about ¼ mile east of HWY 212, on East Lauralee Lane. The race is run from there on Thiel Road/River Road going east with the turn-around almost to Duck Creek Road. The course is slightly rolling hills, winding along the Yellowstone River, 6.5 miles + 71 1/4 yards out, and the same distance back.

10K Run

The Start & Finish are located just off Thiel Road about ¼ mile east of HWY 212, on East Lauralee Lane. The race is run from there on Thiel Road/River Road going east 3.1 miles out and 3.1 miles back, on slightly rolling hills winding along the Yellowstone River.

5K Run

The Start & Finish are located just off Thiel Road about ¼ mile east of HWY 212, on East Lauralee Lane. The race is run from there on Thiel Road/River Road 1.55 miles out and 1.55 mile back, on a mostly flat course along the Yellowstone River.

*NEW* Race Site

Road races are entirely on paved roads. Start & finish on East Lauralee Lane off Theil Road (River Road) 1/4 mile south of Laurel. On the south bank of the Yellowstone River: exit 434 (Laurel) off I-90 and drive south over the river.

PLEASE PARK YOUR CARS AT THE START OF THE RACE!, on East Lauralee Lane not on Thiel Road.

Course Maps

Download Road Race Map