34th Annual Ice Breaker Road Race Information
This years’ race will be on April 28, 2013 – registration begins Monday, March 18, 2013.
Ice Breaker Road Race Finisher Medals Are Here!
The 34th Annual Ice Breaker Road Race that was held on Sunday, April 28th was a huge success with record number of participants on a beautiful day. The race was not prepared for the increase in participants and unfortunately ran out of finisher medals at the end of the 1 mile run/walk. Great news – we have them now! Those who did not receive a finisher medal may pick up one at the Park & Recreation Department located at 1700 River Drive North, Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Welcome to the 34th Annual Ice Breaker Road Race
The race features ‘chip’ timing, which provides accurate timing of participants and immediate race results.
Join over 3,400 runners, joggers and fitness walkers who enter the Ice Breaker Road Race each year. The course starts in Downtown Great Falls at the Civic Center, going East through the business district, winds through several residential neighborhoods, across the scenic Central Avenue West Bridge and eventually ends up back downtown. The five-mile race offers a competitive format with the three-mile run offering both a competitive and recreational format. Register the entire family in the one-mile run and fitness walk and take advantage of our special family rate. Online registration begins March 18. Register in-person starting March 18.
One of Montana’s Premier Running Events
Compete in a 5 mile race, 3 mile run or a 1 mile run/walk. The race has been named one of the top 100 road races in the country by Runner’s World Magazine. Geared toward both families as well as experienced and elite runners, it offers a 5 mile race, 3 mile run and a 1 mile run/fitness walk. The Ice Breaker has attracted an average of 3,500 participants each year and is not only a fitness, competitive event, but also a social event for the community for over 30 years. All race participants are provided a long sleeved T-shirt, awarded a finisher medal and a free lunch after the event. A special ‘race the penguin’ (official Ice Breaker mascot) is offered for the younger kids in the 1 mile event.
The race was established in 1980 and has been run annually ever since. The course starts in Downtown Great Falls at the Civic Center, going East through the business district, winds through several residential neighborhoods, across the scenic Central Avenue West Bridge and eventually ends up back downtown.
Register for the Race!
Register online, in person, via fax or mail Online registration begins on March 18, click here for a downloadable entry form that can be turned in in person starting March 18 or mailed at your convenience. Fees range from $18 for adults to $12 for youth 10 years and under. Special discount is available for $50 for a family of four, each additional youth entry in the same family is $10 (Family of four registration not available online).