Missoula Marathon

Missoula
Marathon

The Missoula Marathon is held every year in the heart of Downtown Missoula. The 2020 Missoula Marathon will be held June 26th - June 28th.

You lace up your running shoes and pin on your number. You've trained hard. You're ready. The cannon booms. You're off, running the Missoula half or full marathon. The sun has yet to come up over the hills, and the chill in the air is surprising — you tell yourself to hang onto its memory as the day unfurls before you, mile by mile. You've run a lot of races but none like this. Mountains stand sentry and the river courses alongside you. Cottonwoods sway in the wind, their leaves erupting in a low chorus as you pass by. And then it hits you: You're participating in what Runner's World magazine cited as the number 1 bucket list marathon in the world. And you smile and know without question you?ll cross the finish line.

The Missoula Marathon is the brainchild of a group of local, dedicated runners who want to share the area's beauty and Missoula's unique feel with runners from all over. In addition to the traditional 26.2-mile marathon, we offer a half-marathon, a kid's marathon, and a 5k.

You won't be disappointed in the course or the surroundings. We live and run in a city of about 67,001 nestled in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana. At 3,200 feet above sea level, our summers are generally warm and sunny and our evenings are cool. Missoula, known as the Garden City, is at the confluence of five valleys and is surrounded by the Rattlesnake Wilderness and the Bitterroot and Lolo National Forests. The Clark Fork River flows through downtown and lively trout wait to test the next angler's line in the nearby Bitterroot and Blackfoot rivers. Rock Creek, an internationally known trout stream, is only minutes away from downtown.

The University of Montana lends the town its progressive vibe and its 13,600 students give Missoula a youthful pulse year-round. The city is home to more than 100 restaurants; here you can find something to satisfy every palate. Historic downtown provides a unique shopping experience and wealth of watering holes to quench your thirst after crossing the finish line. Missoula is also a launching point to some of the country's most breathtaking wild lands, including Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Flathead Lake and more.

Hotel Deals +

Special Offers +

Best Western Grant Creek Inn

Early bird breakfast and shuttle to the Adams Center the day of the marathon, both complimentary. Book online or call 406-543-0100 and ask for the “Marathon Block”.

Rate: $219
Valid: Now - May 29 20
Distance to finish line: 4.2 miles
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Broadway Inn Conference Center

Free shuttle to the Adam Center the day of the marathon. Please call 406-532-3300 and ask for the “Marathon Block”

Rate: $149
Valid: Now - Apr 01 20
Distance to finish line: 1.5 miles
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Comfort Inn University

Book online or call 406-549-7600 and ask for the “Missoula Marathon Block”

Rate: $175 - $204
Valid: Now - Jun 04 20
Distance to finish line: .9 miles
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DoubleTree by Hilton Missoula Edgewater

Book online or call 406-549-7600 and ask for the “Missoula Marathon Block”

Rate: $190 - $220
Valid: Now - May 29 20
Distance to finish line: .7 miles
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FairBridge Inn Suites

To make your reservation, call 406-251-2665 and ask about the Missoula Marathon.

Rate: $89 - $174
Valid: Now - Jun 04 20
Distance to finish line: 3.7 miles
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Hilton Garden Inn Missoula

Use booking code RUNWLD or call 406-532-5300 to make a reservation.

Rate: $179
Valid: Now - Jun 11 20
Distance to finish line: 4.5 miles
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Holiday Inn Downtown

Book online or call 721-8550 and ask for the “Run Wild Missoula Block”. Use rate code: MAR

Rate: $249
Valid: Now - Apr 28 20
Distance to finish line: .4 miles
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Early bird breakfast the day of the marathon and bottled water, protein bar welcome amenity for rooms in our Missoula Marathon block. Book online or call 406-830-3100 and ask for the “Missoula Marathon Block”

Rate: $189-$199
Valid: Now - Apr 28 20
Distance to finish line: 4.6 miles
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Adventure Missoula

25% off half day and full day with lunch whitewater or scenic river trips, 25% off full and half day fishing adventures plus 25% off family combination rafting and fishing trips. When booking online, use code: RUNMSLA

Valid: Jun 24 20 - Jun 30 20
Distance to finish line: .6 miles
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Artists Shop

Stop by the Artists' Shop, a coop gallery of local art and fine craft. We'll have cold drinks and treats for racers and spectators.

Valid: Jun 28 20 - Jun 30 20
Distance to finish line: .3 miles
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Betty's Divine

10% off one item for racers

Valid: Jun 27 20 - Jun 28 20
Distance to finish line: 1.2 miles
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Big Sky Breakout

20% off tickets and merchandise.

Valid: Jun 26 20 - Jun 29 20
Distance to finish line: .2 miles
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Dollar Rent-A-Car

Save 15% when you rent for 1 week or longer. Qualifying rental must be picked up between the dates of June 24 and July 1, 2020. Valid only when booked by calling (406) 542-2311. Mention offer code 'Missoula Marathon.'

Valid: Jun 24 20 - Jul 01 20
Distance to finish line: 1.8 miles
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Holiday Inn Downtown

15% off an entrée at Brooks and Brown's Bar and Grill located in the Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown. Present your Missoula Marathon registration or bib number to receive the special offer. *Offer does not include alcohol

Valid: Jun 22 20 - Jun 29 20
Distance to finish line: .3 miles
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Jim and Mary's RV Park

Take 10% off total stay at Jim & Mary's RV Park on race weekend. Book early and mention the marathon.

Valid: Jun 26 20 - Jun 29 20
Distance to finish line: 11.5 miles
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KettleHouse Brewing Co.

Buy one beer get one free for all racers at any of the KettleHouse taprooms.

Valid: Jun 25 20 - Jun 27 20
Distance to finish line: miles
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Missoula KOA

20% off your camping fees at the Missoula KOA Campground. All RV Sites, tent sites and camping accommodations.

Valid: Jun 25 20 - Jun 29 20
Distance to finish line: 3.6 miles
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Montana Natural History Center

Free admission for runners and their families.

Valid: Jun 26 20 - Jun 29 20
Distance to finish line: 1 miles
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Travelers Rest

20% off caps, t-shirts and sweatshirts

Valid: Jun 27 20 - Jun 27 20
Distance to finish line: 11.6 miles
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