Run for Your Life is a fun event for a deep purpose to support the Help Center’s suicide prevention and intervention services. Enjoy a Halloween 5k, 1k Kid's Run/Walk in your best costumes, for both humans and dogs!
Below is the information from our 2021 event. We will update our 2022 event information in the summer. Thank you!
Join us on Saturday, October 30th, for Run for Your Life, a Halloween-themed 5k Run/Walk, and Kid's Fun Run to benefit the Help Center's suicide prevention and crisis intervention in YOUR local community. This is a fun race, to help a very deep purpose. We also have a virtual option to participate from ANYWHERE between Oct. 24th-30th. We are excited to bring Run for Your Life back IN PERSON this year for our 7th Annual! This event aims to bring awareness to suicide prevention, de-stigmatize seeking mental health help, remember those we have lost to suicide, promote healthy activity, and fundraise for vital Help Center services.
While we understand that the pandemic has not gone away, our team is working to make this a fun and safe event. We are fortunate to be able to host this event outside, however, we ask that you make the best decision for you and your family whether you wish to attend in person or virtually. We will continue to monitor CDC and local guidelines and adjust our event, as necessary, if guidelines or mandates change. In the event we need to cancel our in-person event, we will switch to a Virtual format.
What will be the same?
Supporting the Help Center in the name of suicide prevention and mental health awareness.
Our popular costume contest for dogs and humans!
Fun course through the south end trail system and sidewalks. We have changed the 5k course to ensure you are not meeting other runners looping back.
Dogs are still welcome on leash.
Same-day registration will be allowed, but we recommend doing it at home to avoid lines.
AMAZING and comfy T-Shirts!
What will be different from pre-pandemic Run for Your Life?
We will continue to offer a virtual run/walk/ride option where you can participate from anywhere, anytime between Oct. 24th-30th. We will have some fun prizes just for these participants!
We will once again offer a drive-through packet pick-up just like last year! Shipping will be available for the Virtual race.
We will have limited food and drinks available, compared to past years.
The Kid's run around the stadium will have some new additions and surprises!
If you need support or are concerned about a loved one, please reach out. Help is available 24/7: Help Center's Local Number: 406-586-3333
In-Person Events 5K
Join us at the MSU Bobcat Stadium for a fun 5k through the southside trails and sidewalks. You may see some spooky characters along the way! Run or walk at your own pace. Dogs welcome on-leash to join the fun!
Join our popular costume contest!
Register by Oct. 13th to be guaranteed a race shirt!
Until Oct. 13: $20
Oct. 13-29: $25
Oct 29 & 30: $30
Team of 4 or more Prices
Until Oct. 13: $15
Oct. 13-29: $20
Oct 29 & 30: No team discounts given
ALL ages are welcome for this fun run around the MSU Football stadium. Finish line is through the Bobcat Football Head.
NEW THIS YEAR! For the kids that want a bit more of a challenge we will have a short and fun obstacle course.
Don't forget the costumes for our costume contest!
Register by Oct. 13th to be guaranteed a race shirt or cape!
Run, walk or ride anytime between Oct. 24th-Oct. 30th.
A virtual run can look a lot like our in-person run. It can include friendly competition, race swag, Halloween costumes and contests, dogs, cheering on the kids, and selfies! Except you choose your course, your running mates, and when to wake up!
You pick your course! You are welcome to do the 5k and 1k Kid's Run/Walk or even bike those distances or set your own goal.
You can choose to have your race shirt shipped or pick up at packet pick-up on Oct. 29th.
Share your photos online of your costumes (don't forget the dogs) AND your race time to be entered to win some great prizes!
Please follow all guidelines from your local health department where you are participating from.