Every year, thousands of participants fill the streets of downtown Billings, wearing the current Montana Women’s Run t-shirt. This year, the streets will be filled with walkers and runners wearing the 2017 berry shirt.
This year’s event is set for Saturday, May 13, with the 5-mile race beginning at 8 a.m. and the 2-mile at 9 a.m. with the start line at 2nd Ave. N. and North 24th Street in downtown Billings.
The artwork for the shirt features flowers that are Bitterroot-shaped, in keeping with the Montana Women’s Run tradition. At first glance, the image is a bunch of flowers, tied together with a string bow. Flower stems are gathered together on both sides, forming a street or roadway down the center of the design. Brightly-colored “circles” travel up the roadway in a symbolic representation of an aerial view of Women’s Run participants during the event. The colored circles find their place at the center of the flowers—symbolizing a common goal of achieving health and well-being for women.
Every registrant gets a t-shirt, but in order to guarantee a t-shirt on race day, participants must register by April 26. That is also the deadline day for registering for Team Up and to submit nominations for the Cape and Tiara Award.
Businesses and organizations are urged to form teams to promote their business or cause. Team Up captains will get a Team Up purse/ tote bag designed to serve multiple purposes. Go on line to get more information.
Getting Started Clinics begin on Monday, March 20 at Rocky Mountain College and Lockwood School, 5:30 pm and are held each Monday until race day.
To keep up with news about Montana Women’s Run go to its Facebook page or get information at the Montana Women’s Run website at www.womensrun.org

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