Montana Women's Run switches to "virtual" event

Posted at 3:56 PM, Mar 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-28 17:56:25-04

BILLINGS - Organizers of the 2020 Montana Women's Run announced Saturday the Billings race will be held this year as a "virtual" event.

"In accordance with advice from the WHO, CDC, and state and local agencies, the Board of the Montana Women’s Run has determined that it will not be safe for participants and volunteers to gather downtown this year," a press release states. "Instead, the Women’s Run will be held virtually. Participants are encouraged to walk or run a 2 or 5 mile route near their home in accordance with appropriate social distancing guidelines. T-shirts, race numbers and a small gift will be mailed to all participants."

The event, scheduled to take place this year on May 9, began in 1982 and annually draws thousands of participants to downtown Billings. It has grown to be recognized as the largest running event for women in Montana and one of the largest all-women's race in the country, the press release states.

Information on registering and the virtual race is available on the Montana Women’s Run Facebook page and at