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Get off the pavement and come explore the Big Sky on this county road race on the Geyser Cutoff Road between Geraldine and Geyser, Montana. Explore the hidden treasures in your own back yard as you run through the hills and onto the prairie finishing the race on Main Street, Geraldine, Montana!!
Both races feature beautiful, Central Montana scenery! The 5K run/walk is a gradual descent into town featuring Square Butte and Round Butte mountains; whereas, the half marathon course will traverse the foothills between the Highwood Mountains and Round Butte as you make your way across the hills descending into town. The race is on a gravel, country road and so strollers are not recommended. Keep your eyes out - as you travel across the country look for wildlife including deer, antelope, elk, coyotes, cows and even snakes!
Registration sign in and packet pick up: half marathon: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. 5K: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Transportation: Buses will depart from the Fresh Start Co-Op Grocery Store for Half Marathon at 7:45 a.m. and 5K at 8:45 a.m.
Race Times: Half Marathon starts at 8:30 a.m. and 5K starts at 9:15 a.m.
Race Shirts: Sign up before June 1st to guarantee a shirt on race day or order one the day of the race and it will be mailed to you!
Awards will go to the first 2 places in each division males and females with three separate age divisions!
INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19: SEE DETAILS BELOW
The following race decisions will be made for the Ranch Run Half Marathon & 5K as we move through Governor Bullock’s Phased Reopening Approach
If Montana is in “Phase 3”, no changes will be made to race day and it will continue as normal. If you are a “vulnerable population”, we ask that you take precautionary measures on race day. We will provide a clean and sanitary event.
If Montana is in “Phase 2”, the event will take place, but with changes in place to ensure everyone’s health and safety.
Wave Starts: Runners will be assigned a designated start time and arrival time window. Waves will be divided up into 50 runners or less.
Aid Stations: All stations are “cup-less”. We encourage you to bring your own water and fuel to minimize contact at aid stations.
Transportation to start: It will be encouraged to have a “driver” (friend or family member) take you to the start line and drop you off if able. If not possible, buses will be available for transportation to the start line and appropriate measures will be taken.
Bystanders: If you choose to wait near the finish line then it will be encouraged that you stay in or near your car until your “racer” is nearing the finish line and maintain appropriate social distancing as appropriate.
Award Ceremony: The award ceremony will be cancelled and awards will be handed out as finishers complete the race and or mailed to the participant following the event. Please ensure that we have your correct mailing address at registration.
Cleanliness: Hand sanitizer will be placed strategically throughout the event with extra cleaning processes in place.
If Montana is in “Phase 1”, the race will be canceled. Registered runners may choose one of the following options:
Option 1 – rollover your registration to 2021.
Option 2 – receive a partial refund. This amount will be determined upon final announcement of cancellation.
Option 3 – donate your race entry funds to Geraldine Action Committee
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