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Montana > Grizzly Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Choteau, MT



Saturday, August 6, 2011

Event Details

This small, northern Montana town of just under 2,000 souls plays host every summer to the annual running of the Grizzly Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, which takes runners on an out-and-back course that starts in the center of town along North Main Avenue and continues westward along Bellview Road, to the half-way point of the full marathon and back to town for the finish.

Runners at this race will easily be able to take their minds off running, as all around are some of the most spectacular natural scenery anywhere in the country -- Choteau lies just a short drive from the nearby Rocky Mountains, the Lewis & Clark National Forest, the Flathead National Forest and Glacier National Park.

Limited to 150 participants each for the full and half marathons, the Grizzly Marathon & Half Marathon takes runners across some of Montana's wildest backcountry, within sight of grizzly and black bears, mountain goats, elk, bighorn sheep, moose and more. The course takes runners along the Grizzly Bear Recovery Zone along the Rocky Mountain Front in northern Montana, located about an hour's drive from nearby Glacier National Park.

The course is monitored closely to ensure the safety of participants, who will have to get up early for the start of the race -- both the half and the full marathon portions of the event begin at 6:00 AM, which means that you'll need to be on the shuttle bus that takes runners to the starting line between 4:00 and 4:30 AM.

Race Weather & Climate

Summers in the Choteau area, which lies about 100 miles to the southeast of Glacier National Park, tend to be mild to moderately warm, as July temperatures average between 52°F and 81°F. Precipitation is usually light, averaging less than an inch and a half for the month.


$55 for the half marathon
$90 for the full marathon


To reserve your spot in the summer 2011 running of Montana's Grizzly Marathon or Half Marathon, register online at Active.com.



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