St. Patrick's Day is coming up on Thursday, March 17th which means Missoula's annual Run For The Luck Of It 5k is this weekend! Participants will receive chip timing, a race bib, a custom-designed pint glass, and an invite for post-race shenanigans.

Date and race times:

Saturday, March 12th

  • 400 Meter Kids Dash @ 8:45 a.m.
  • 7 Mile @ 9 a.m.
  • 5K @ 9:15 a.m.


Bonner Park, on Ronald Street, 2 blocks east of Higgins Dairy Queen


The last-minute price is $38 for both the 7 mile and 5k. The 400-meter Kids Dash is free but registration is required. No virtual race this year. Register for all races here.


Enjoy pasties from Anaconda's Wind's Pasties and beer from Conflux Brewing.


Saturday's forecast calls for a high of 50 with sunshine and clouds and a 10% chance of moisture. Beware of slippery surfaces, potholes, misleading puddles that look shallow but are actually deep, uneven surfaces, and loose gravel. It's Missoula streets post-winter weather, be prepared for anything.

Wanna Volunteer?

Organizers could use some course monitors, set up help, and loaders, learn more here. 

Run Wild Missoula will also be hosting an End of Winter Garage Sale during packet pickup on Friday, March 11th from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Run Wild Missoula, 304 North Higgins in the basement of Runner's Edge.

More upcoming St. Paddy's activities include the Meagher Bar's inclusion in Barstool Sports' Best Bar Bracket, and family-friendly activities at the U of M.

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