One of Montana’s Premier Running Events
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 3,600 participants each year and is not only a fitness and competitive event but also has been a social event for the community for over 44 years. All race participants are provided a long-sleeved T-shirt, awarded a finisher medal, 2024 specially designed race bib, and a bagged lunch. There will also be online race results, online photo galleries, and chances to win prizes.
Register Early to Win!
Register March 11 – April 21, 2024 for your chance to win:
One of two bicycles – $200 Value
Donated by Pepsi of Great Falls
Two Peak 90 day memberships – $378 Total Value
Donated by Peak Health & Wellness Center
Check out some of the fun we have in our Photo Gallery here.
Register for the Ice Breaker Road Race!
Registration starts Monday, March 11th at the Park & Recreation Department, 1700 River Drive North, Great Falls, MT
2024 Race Results online here after race.
Fees range from $22 for adults to $15 for youth 10 years old and under.
Race packet pick up and ranking
Course map can be found here.
Results will list overall rankings for males and females for the 5-mile, 3-mile, and 1-mile races. Results will also list rankings for the following age groups in both male and female categories for each race:
Runners are cautioned that races are most strenuous. Liquid intake is strongly suggested prior to and at all stations. If you encounter or suspect difficulties, stop and ask for aid or advice before continuing.
The 35-year average temperature is 45 degrees F.
Runners are reminded to please watch for vehicles on the road at all times. See map for routes here.
The awards ceremony will be convened at the Great Falls Civic Center at approximately 4 p.m.
Awards for 2024 Ice Breaker Road Race
Overall 2nd-10th place winners receive a special Ice Breaker award.
NOTE: All cash prizes will be mailed via USPS to the address given at registration.
Race Results from 2022
|Male Master||Aaron Hartnell||32:53|
|Female Master||Nicole Murry||32:02|
Future Ice Breaker Road Race Dates
2024 EVENT SCHEDULE
MARCH 11 – APRIL 22
Early Registration 24/7
Early bird registration is available online here soon
MARCH 11 – APRIL 20
Early Bird Registration
Mon – Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Early bird registration at Great Falls Park and Recreation located at 1700 River Dr N, Great Falls, MT
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
Early Bird Registration
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Early Bird Registration at Scheels / Holiday Village Mall
Mon – Fri
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Race week late registration* at Great Falls Park and Recreation
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Late registration* and Packet Pickup at the Great Falls Civic Center located at 100 Park Drive, Great Falls, MT
SUNDAY, APRIL 28
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Race Day! Late registration and official race packet pickup at the Great Falls Civic Center
RACE TIMES AND COURSE
1 p.m. – 5 mile race/run
2 p.m. – 3 mile race/run
3 p.m. – 1 mile walk/run
All races start in front of the
Great Falls Civic Center on Central Avenue.
ICE BREAKER ROAD RACE MAP
SPECIAL THANKS TO