100 S Last Chance Gulch, Helena, Montana, United States

Start Date

06/10/2022

Activity tags attached to this sportie.

Activities: Running only, Running race, Full Marathon (26.2 Mi), Half Marathon (13.1 Mi), 5K (3.1 Miles), 10K (6.2 Miles), 1 Mile

The Governor's Cup is looking forward to welcoming runners to Helena for race weekend on June 10-11, 2022. Make plans now to come to Montana's capital city, enjoy one of the state's longest-running events, and do a little exploring while you're here.

Established in 1974, the the Governor’s Cup caters to families, recreational runners and elite athletes looking for a great way to exercise their competitive spirit and celebrate the benefits of a health lifestyle in Helena, Montana. Staged in the picturesque backdrop of the Treasure State’s capital city and its surrounding countryside, the Governor's Cup features the widest array of events offered at a Montana running event with a marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 10K, 5K and Fun Run. The Governor’s Cup marathon, the oldest 26.2-mile race in Montana, is a USATF certified Boston Marathon qualifier and is home to the second-fastest men’s and fastest women’s times ever posted on Montana soil – 2 hours, 20 minutes, 35 seconds by Helena’s Jim Hatcher in 1982 and 2:45:59 by Helena’s Heather Lieberg in 2013.

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. Marathon

    The point-to-point 26.2-mile adventure – a USATF certified Boston Qualifier – starts about 3 miles southwest of Jefferson City near the mining Ghost Town of Wickes, and features a moderate downhill start in a beautiful rural setting. Runners will encounter a demanding section of hills from Miles 16 to 20, and will face Cardiac Hill at the start of Mile 24. This marathon isn’t your run-of-the mill course designed to make qualifying for Boston easy, but if you lock up a qualifier here, you certainly will be set up to run extremely well in Beantown or wherever your running takes you next. If you can handle Cardiac Hill, Heartbreak Hill shouldn’t scare you. Visit www.govcupmt.com for links to course maps and elevation profiles. Event web page, including course preview (video): http://www.govcupmt.com/marathon/ **There are no refunds for cancellation**
    Activity Starts: 6/11/2022 06:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 11/1/2021 02:00
    Activity type: Running only
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 11/1/2021 02:00
      Registration closes : 4/1/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $65.00
      Processing fee : $3.90
    • Registration opens : 4/1/2022 02:00
      Registration closes : 5/1/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $75.00
      Processing fee : $4.50
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2022 02:00
      Registration closes : 6/1/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $85.00
      Processing fee : $5.10
    • Registration opens : 6/1/2022 02:00
      Registration closes : 6/10/2022 19:00
      Race fee : $95.00
      Processing fee : $5.70


  2. Half Marathon

    The 13.1-mile journey starts in Clancy and joins up with the marathon route less than a mile into the race. Runners will encounter a demanding hill section at Miles 3 to 7, and will face the aptly named Cardiac Hill at the start of Mile 11. Participants looking for a beautiful setting and a challenge will arrive at the finish line satisfied and hungry for more. The net elevation loss is 162 feet (4,272 to 4,110) and the cumulative elevation gain throughout the race is 638 feet. Visit www.govcupmt.com for links to course maps and elevation profiles. Event web page, including course preview (video): http://www.govcupmt.com/half-marathon/ **There are no refunds for cancellation**
    Activity Starts: 6/11/2022 07:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 11/1/2021 02:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 11/1/2021 02:00
      Registration closes : 4/1/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $50.00
      Processing fee : $3.00
    • Registration opens : 4/1/2022 02:00
      Registration closes : 5/1/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $60.00
      Processing fee : $3.60
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2022 02:00
      Registration closes : 6/1/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $70.00
      Processing fee : $4.20
    • Registration opens : 6/1/2022 02:00
      Registration closes : 6/10/2022 19:00
      Race fee : $80.00
      Processing fee : $4.80


  3. 5k

    The Governor’s Cup 5K course starts in downtown Helena at the corner of Cruse and Lawrence and finishes on the Capital City’s historic Last Chance Gulch. The challenging course features stunning views of Mount Helena, the State Capitol and other historic sites in the Capital City. Event web page, including course preview (video): http://www.govcupmt.com/5k/ **There are no refunds for cancellation**
    Activity Starts: 6/11/2022 10:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 11/1/2021 02:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 11/1/2021 02:00
      Registration closes : 6/1/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.50
    • Registration opens : 6/1/2022 02:00
      Registration closes : 6/10/2022 19:00
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.50


  4. 10K

    The Governor’s Cup 10K course starts in downtown Helena near the Holter Museum on Cruse Avenue and finishes on the Capital City’s historic Last Chance Gulch. The challenging course features stunning views of Mount Helena, the State Capitol and other historic sites in the Capital City.
    Activity Starts: 6/11/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 11/1/2021 02:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 11/1/2021 02:00
      Registration closes : 6/1/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.50
    • Registration opens : 6/1/2022 02:00
      Registration closes : 6/11/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.50


  5. Marathon Relay

    The marathon relay will start at 6 a.m. and will follow the marathon course from Jefferson City to Helena with exchange zones located conveniently to allow teams to easily navigate between exchange zones using a single vehicle.
    Activity Starts: 6/11/2022 06:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 11/1/2021 02:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 11/1/2021 02:00
      Registration closes : 6/2/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $120.00
      Processing fee : $7.20


  6. Mile Fun Run

    For those not taking part in the Kid’s Marathon training program through a participating school (adults and children alike), you can register separately for the 1-mile Fun Run, which will be contested along with the Kid’s Marathon at Centennial Park at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 10. This is a non-timed event.
    Activity Starts: 6/10/2022 18:30 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 11/1/2021 02:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 11/1/2021 02:00
      Registration closes : 6/11/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $2.50


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