YMCA Riverbank Run: Fun for the Entire Family

The YMCA Riverbank Run is a fun event for the entire family. From its humble beginnings with less than 300 participants to its current stature as one of the largest foot race in Missoula, this flat, fast 1-Mile, 5K or 10K course will knock your socks off. We are proud of this event’s top ranking with Runner’s World magazine, but we’re most proud of the fact that your registration fees help us empower kids, create opportunities for families, and encourage them to make a difference, too.

Entry Fee & Registration

You can register online until Friday, May 10, or in person at the YMCA’s Welcome Center until 7pm  on 5/10.  Walk-up registration the day of the run are also allowed.

Race Schedule

  • 7 – 8 a.m. Race day registration at the starting line
  • 8:45 a.m. Call to the starting line
  • 9 a.m. 10K start
  • 10:30 a.m. 5K start
  • 11:25 a.m. Trifecta 1-mile segment start
  • 11:45 a.m. 1-Mile Fun Run

The Start (Higgins & Broadway)

Plan to arrive early and carpool if possible. Buses will travel to and from the southwest corner of the Southgate Mall parking lot, the start and the finish line. Faster runners please gather in the front.

Please make way for more competitive participants.

Baby Joggers, Strollers & Assisted Wheelchairs

Everyone is encouraged to participate in the Riverbank Run. Because of safety related problems with strollers and wheelchairs in the past, all strollers and assisted wheelchairs, regardless of athletic ability, must line up at the back of the starting field. Helmets are strongly encouraged, especially for infants and toddlers.

Host Hotel

The YMCA is proud to list the Econo Lodge as their official hotels. We hope you will visit these hotels and our other sponsors to meet your personal or business needs. Make your reservation at 877-424-6423.

2013 Riverbank Run

Faster runners please gather in the front. Please make way for more competitive participants.

Water Stations

Water stations will be located throughout the 5K and 10K routes, and the finish area. Medical assistance will be available for minor medical needs throughout the course.


For safety and courtesy, please do not bring head phones , dogs, bicycles, skateboards or rollerblades to the event. Runners are reminded to please watch for cars on the road at all times.

Volunteers will help direct you at major intersections. Please run on the right side of the street, using the parking lane, unless marked otherwise.

Runner’s Edge Trifecta

The Trifecta is an opportunity for runners to participate in all three race events. Results will be calculated by totaling participant finish times. Special awards for the Trifecta will be provided by the Runner’s Edge for 1st place age-group winners, both male and female. Age-group categories for the Trifecta are as follows: under 18, 18-34, 35-49, 50-64, 65 and older. Trifecta runners will receive a commemorative long-sleeved shirt. Trifecta runners are invited to the Runner’s Edge between events for rehydration, warm up and cool down. (Please note the Trifecta 1-Mile start time. No registration after April 23.)

Good Food Store Grade School Challenge

Students representing their school may enter the challenge. The entry fee is $15 per student and you must get your entry form and register at your school. Trophies will be awarded to the school with the most entries and to the school with the highest percentage of participants in any combination. For those needing financial assistance, Good Food Store entry vouchers are available through your school. All children registered through their school will receive special Good Food Store prizes.

Results & Awards

Unofficial results will be available following the finish. Complete official results will be available at the YMCA three days after the event and will be published in the Missoulian within eight days of the event. Online results will be posted at ymcamissoula.org. The overall winners of the 1-Mile, 5K, 10K and Trifecta events will be recognized at a post-race awards ceremony at the Boone & Crockett Club. 1-Mile Fun Run participants will not be officially timed; however, they will be listed in alphabetical order in the official race results. A clock will be located at the 1-Mile finish if you would like to note your race time. Awards will be given to the 1st place runner from each age group in the 5K and 10K events. The overall winners will not qualify for age group awards. Please do not participate without a race number. Awards must be claimed at the awards ceremony or at the YMCA within one month.

Race Photos

Penrose Photography will be taking finish-line photos again this year. Photos are not guaranteed. If you are interested in having a race photograph, and your photo is taken, proofs of the photos will be available at finishshots.com. At that time you will be given options for purchase. If you are sure you do not wish to have a photo, please put an “X” through your race number.

For more information visit the YMCA’s Website or call 721-9622.