MISSOULA — The Missoula Family YMCA is asking the community to register for and participate in the 48th annual Riverbank Run following a six-month delay.
Initially scheduled for late April, the YMCA postponed the event due to COVID-19 in hopes of running it in its typical capacity later in the year.
However, with large gatherings out of the question, the YMCA is encouraging both young and old to run the race virtually and submit times by the deadline of Oct. 3.
This gives participants the option to run in the environment and time they choose.
Riverbank Run Race Director Keri McHugh, says they have set up their own 1-mile, 5k, and 10k courses behind the YMCA and are encouraging families to come out Saturday mornings to get more of a traditional feel.
“We’ve set those courses so you don’t even have to think. They’ll tell you where to start, where to end, and you can park at the Y," McHugh said.
"We’re also asking people to bring their old Riverbank Run t-shirts, and we’re doing t-shirt challenge so you can just get your miles in, wear that old shirt, and feel something that’s kind of a springtime, now fall tradition.”
McHugh says you can find all the information you need to know, including the reduced pricing, and register at riverbankrun.org