Register now for the Ice Breaker Road Race!

City of Great Falls Montana


DATE:  March 11, 2013

CONTACT: Patty Rearden, 406-771-1265
Deputy Director
Cindy Stein, 406-771-1265
Administrative Assistant


Great Falls, Montana - The 34th Annual Ice Breaker Road Race will be held Sunday, April 28, 2013.  Join over 3,500 runners, joggers and fitness walkers who enter the race each year.  Participants range from recreational walkers, families enjoying an outing, to serious competitive runners.  The five-mile road race offers a competitive format; and the three-mile run offers both a competitive and recreational format.  Pacer the Penguin will be entered in the one-mile race and will be challenging kids of all ages.  Register the entire family in the one-mile jog and fitness walk and take advantage of our special family rate.

Registration is Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Park and Recreation office at 1700 River Drive North.  Special registration will be held at Scheels in Holiday Village Mall on April 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Registration moves to the Civic Center Convention Center on Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday (Race Day) at the Convention Center, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  A late fee of $2 per registrant will apply beginning Monday, April 22.

Register by April 20 to be included in the drawing for early registration.  All participants who register during early registration will be entered into a drawing for three great prizes:  a Sunkist Motorized Scooter donated by Pepsi, $200 value, Spa Package from PEAK Health and Wellness Center, $180 value and a Sunkist Basketball Backboard, $100 value.   The last opportunity to get in on early registration in person will be at Scheels on Saturday, April 20 or on-line Sunday, April 21. That is also the last date to register without paying the $2 per entry late fee.  On-line registration is available at   Registration forms will also be available at Universal Athletic Stores and Scheels Stores throughout the State.

Entry fees are $12 for 10 and under, $18 for 11 and older, $50 for a family of four (family of four includes parent(s) and dependents, ages 1-18 from the same household); each additional youth in the same household is $10.

Each participant will receive a 2013 Ice Breaker long sleeved t-shirt, a unique finisher medal, and lunch after the race.  The awards ceremony will begin in the Convention Center at approximately 4 p.m. for the 5-mile and 3-mile races.

A special thanks to the major sponsors including Pepsi, Benefis Health System/Orthopedic Center of Montana, Great Falls Tribune, and Walker Design Group. Without these sponsors, the race would not be possible.   Additional sponsors including KFBB, BioLife Plasma Services, Scheels, NorthWestern Energy, Peak Health and Wellness Center, Universal Athletics, Highway Specialties, City of Great Falls Public Works, Montana ExpoPark, and MAFB are also contributors to the success of the race.  Troy Mellinger will be announcing on race day.

On race day, the schedule will include the following: 
12:40 p.m. Stretch/aerobics to music, front steps of Civic Center
1:00 p.m. 5-mile run
1:40 p.m. Stretch/aerobics to music, front steps of Civic Center
2:00 p.m. 3-mile race
2:40 p.m. Stretch/aerobics, front steps of Civic Center
3:00 p.m. 1-mile race
4:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony
Lunch starts at 1:30 p.m.

Awards for the 5-Mile Race: 

  Male                    Female

First Place                          $1,500/Plaque     $1,500/Plaque
Second Place                      $750/Plaque        $750/Plaque
Third Place                         $500                   $500
4th – 10th Place                 Gift Certificates    Gift Certificates
Masters 1st                        $200                   $200
Masters 2nd                       $100                   $100

Awards for the 3-Mile Race
Overall male and female winners receive a plaque and $100 cash.  Overall male and female places 2 through 10 will receive gift certificates.

Male and female age group division winners will receive a special Ice Breaker Medal in the five and three mile races; 1st and 2nd places.

For more information contact the Park & Recreation office at 406-771-1265 or at