Missoula Marathon – 2024 Registration & 2023 Results

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Missoula, Montana, USA June 28-30, 2024 Registration Open

Organized by a group of local, dedicated members of Run Wild Missoula, The Missoula Marathon, came into existence as the group wanted to share the area’s beauty and unique feel with runners from all over the world. Named as the Best Marathon in the U.S. on several occasions, The Missoula Marathon is one of our community’s most beloved and supported events
The Missoula Marathon is a USATF Certified course #MT22003MF and meets the Boston Marathon qualifying criteria

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Missoula Marathon:

Race Categories, Dates, Registration, Eligibility & Fees

Marathon  Half Marathon 5K Kids Marathon
Distance 42.2km 21.1km 5km Approx 2km
Race Date June 30, 2024 (Sunday) June 30, 2024 (Sunday) June 29, 2024 (Saturday) June 29, 2024 (Saturday)
Start Time  6:00 am 6:00 am 8:00 am 10:00 am
Eligibility Criterion  Not specified Not specified Not specified Not specified
Fees (Live event) USD 107 & Up USD 97 & Up USD 27 & Up USD 10
Registration* Register here Register here Register here Register here
Expo Details

Venue: Caras Park Pavilion, Adjacent to Beartracks Bridge (formerly Higgins Avenue Bridge) and along the Clark Fork River in downtown Missoula

Date & Timings: June 28 (4pm-8pm) & June 29 (8am-4pm)

* Wheelchair and handcycle divisions are also available in the Missoula Marathon and Half Marathon

Route / Course Map

Information about the course maps & other details for the Missoula Marathon 2024 not yet released. Check the information from the 2023 event below for reference.

The Marathon and Half Marathon courses are POINT to POINT routes while 5K run is a OUT & BACK course

Course Map Start Point Finish Point
Marathon  Course Map TrailWest Bank – Frenchtown, MT Downtown Missoula
Half Marathon Course Map Alpine Physical Therapy / PEAK Health & Wellness Downtown Missoula
5K Course Map Higgins Avenue Higgins Avenue
Kids Marathon Course Map Clark Fork River Trail, in front of Boone and Crockett Club Caras Park


Prize Money

Information about the prizes/ awards for the Missoula Marathon 2024 is detailed below.

Marathon & Half Marathon

The overall Top 3 finishers (male/ female/ non binary) in each event/ division are awarded cash prices (as given below)

1st Position 2nd Position 3rd Position
Marathon  USD 1000 USD 500 USD 300
Marathon (masters) USD 250
Half Marathon USD 1000 USD 500 USD 300
Half Marathon (masters) USD 250

In addition to above, following bonuses are also awarded:

  • $300 Bonus* for Montana State Soil Records in Marathon or Half Marathon
  • $300 Bonus* for US Olympic Trials Standard in Marathon or Half Marathon
  • $200 Bonus* for Overall Course Record in Marathon or Half Marathon
  • $100 Bonus* for Masters Course Record in Marathon or Half Marathon
  • $100 Award* for first Montanan (Current Resident)
  • $50 Award* for first Run Wild Missoula member

Additionally, custom awards will also be given to the top 3 male, female, non-binary finishers in the below age divisions {19 & under (Marathon only), 14 & under (Half Marathon only), 15-19 (Half Marathon only), 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-49, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+


The overall Top 3 finishers (male/ female/ non binary) are awarded cash prices (as given below)

1st Position 2nd Position 3rd Position
5K USD 250 USD 100 USD 50

Additionally, custom age group awards will be given to the top three male, female, non-binary finisher in the below age group divisions {9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+)

Points to note for the awards:

  • Bonuses are in addition to placing award.
  • Masters are athletes ages 40 and over on race day. Masters are also eligible for open prize money.
  • Overall prizes and cash will be awarded based on gun time, not chip time. Age group awards would be based on chip time
  • Prize money awards will be mailed once official race results have been verified

2023 and Earlier Edition Results



Important Points

  1. Deferrals: No deferrals are allowed. Those registered but cannot participate, can either request a partial refund, transfer Bib to another registrant or switch races
  2. Wheelchairs: Racing Wheelchairs, Everyday Wheelchairs and Handcycles are allowed in the Missoula Marathon & Half Marathon. It is highly recommended that Wheelchair entrants must wear helmets at all times and have a flag (at least 5’ off the ground) and/or flashing light(s) on each wheelchair or handcycle
  3. Music devices and earbuds/earphones are strongly discouraged.
  4. Baggage claim: Baggage claim available.
  5. Pacers are available.
  6. There would be aid stations located along the course providing water, powerade drinks and gels (limited stations only)
  7. Participant tracking: Live participant tracking & results for the the 5K, Missoula Marathon and Half Marathon are available via Competitive Timing App. Available on the App Store and Google Play.
  8. Dogs are not allowed (with the exception of ADA service animals) in any of the races, at packet pickup in Caras Park, or at the post race celebration in Caras Park.
  9. Baby joggers strollers are allowed, but need to start toward the back and or the sides of the course. Please use caution when around other runners. Strollers must be foldable and able to be stored between the seats of the shuttle buses to the start lines.
  10. Time limit: Both Marathon & Half Marathon have a time limit of 7.5 hrs
  11. Registration limit: There are limited slots for the race- Marathon (1500), Half Marathon (3000) and 5K (1500)
  12. Future dates for the Missoula Marathon are
  • Sunday, June 29, 2025
  • Sunday, June 28, 2026
  • Sunday, June 27, 2027

Contact Information
Phone: (406) 544-7073
Address: 304, N. Higgins Avenue, Basement, Missoula, MT 59802
Mailing Address: PO Box 1573, Missoula, MT 59806
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MissoulaMarathon/
Twitter / X: https://twitter.com/i/flow/login?redirect_after_login=%2Fmslamarathon
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/missoulamarathon/?hl=en
Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/469043

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