Perhaps you've heard this one: Montana has more cows than of people. So, if you've had enough running with the "herd" at big events like Chicago and New York, let me suggest that the open prairie might give you a chance to hear your heart beat, hear your feet trot, and hear your lungs sing. And maybe hear a cow or two...
This USATF certified course travels from the open prairie to Montana's urban center, Billings. While the first ten miles feature some rolling hills, the final 16 treat you to a loss of 1,000 vertical feet. It is a Boston qualifier: maybe you should start dreaming about that PR again!
“I’M IN LOVE WITH MONTANA. FOR OTHER STATES I HAVE ADMIRATION, RESPECT, RECOGNITION, EVEN SOME AFFECTION. BUT WITH MONTANA IT IS LOVE. AND IT’S DIFFICULT TO ANALYZE LOVE WHEN YOU’RE IN IT.”
John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
If you want a bucket-list marathon, make sure the area checks all the boxes. Billings is your gateway to Yellowstone National Park and Beartooth Pass. We've got a jam-packed events calendar and a wide selection of attractions and "must sees" to make sure your down time is as amazing as your run time!More info at
Download the Info Packet (PDF, 211K). In it, you'll find all of the times, places, and details that surround our marathon, half-marathon, and 10K race!