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Published on February 15, 2016

Montana Women’s Run opens registration for May 7 run

Billings, MT – Montana Women’s Run has opened registration for the 35th annual run in downtown Billings.  The 2-mile and 5- mile runs will be held on May 7, 2016.  This Montana Women’s Run expects more than 9,000 athletes to participate in the yearly event.  To best accommodate the athletes, to ensure the safest experience and to help every woman achieve her own personal goal, start times will be one hour apart.  The 5 mile race will start first at 8:00 am, followed by the 2 mile race at 9:00 am.  This time difference helps decrease congestion along the course and separate the 5 mile and 2 mile finishers.

In addition to the Women’s Run, the Kids’ Run for kids aged 10 and under will be held on Tuesday, May 3 at the Rocky Mountain College.  The goal of this event is to encourage active lifestyles for children.  Every race time is rewarded and every runner wins!

The Kick-Off Dinner and Women’s Health Expo will be May 6 at the Billings Food Bank, located at 2112 4th Avenue North. This evening is for runners, walkers and volunteers to enjoy the Health Expo, a delicious pasta dinner, presentation of the Cape and Tiara award and an inspirational presentation by the guest speaker.  The Health Expo features interactive exhibits and presentations from which women can learn more about fitness, nutrition and better health.

Getting Started Clinics will be held on Monday evenings beginning on March 14 to help get in shape with instructor-led exercise and stretching techniques.  These clinics are free and will take place at the Rocky Mountain College outdoor track and the Lockwood School track, beginning at 5:30 each Monday before the run.                                                                                          

The 2015 Montana Women’s Run proudly donated $100,000 to women’s health and fitness programs in the Billings community.  Recipients of the funds are the YWCA, Billings Clinic’s Women’s Wellness program, the YMCA, and Women’s Cross-Country and Track scholarship programs at MSU-B and Rocky Mountain College.

The headquarters for Montana Women’s Run is located at 213 N. 29th Street in the heart of downtown Billings.  The headquarters will be open May 2 – 6, 2016 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

For announcements, updates and discussion about the many Women’s Run events, please visit the Montana Women’s Run Facebook page or the Montana Women’s Run website. To register for any of the events, visit the Montana Women’s Run website at www.womensrun.org  

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