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Early Bird Run

If you like birds or like to run,
why not come to the
Early Bird Run
and support
International Migratory Bird Day?

Save the date for 2014:  APRIL 26

Registration for this event is either on-line with or by paper (entry here).

Starting in 2013, we have a Facebook group for this race! On this page we post photos of the route and from previous years’ races.

These are fun, fast courses. The 1.5 mile is an out-and-back on a gravel road and is basically flat. The 5-mile continues beyond the shorter turn around point and is primarily on dirt, non-technical trail with a brief stretch of gravel road on the NE corner of the lake. The total elevation gain for the 5-mile route is about 60 feet.

Both routes have a great view of the lake

Please follow this link if you would like to connect with us and the community of runners.

2013 (link to gallery)


2013 - 1.5 mile
2013 - 5 mile

This event is sponsored by the Committee which brings you the Helena International Migratory Bird Day Celebration. Those partners are the Montana Discovery Foundation; Helena National Forest; Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks; U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Bureau of Reclamation; Birds & Beasleys; and Prickly Pear Land Trust.

Additional sponsors for this event include the Helena Ultra Runners League, and the School Age Child Care program of Helena School District #1. More sponsors are joining daily!


Race Map (PDF)

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