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04th Jul 2014
7th Annual Race for Independence – Friday, July 4


2014 Event Results can be seen here:

Our favorite 2014 Event Photos can be seen here:

We would like to once again thank all of our sponsors, volunteers, and participants for helping our Race for Independence to be so successful.  We would especially like to thank Barnard Construction, First Security Bank, Allegra Printing, Rosauers, Ridgeline Roofing, and Montana Ale Works for their generous support.



Come celebrate the independence of our country and the people served by Reach Inc. by joining us for a 1K, 5K, or 10K run or walk on the trails of north Bozeman.  All proceeds from this event will go to Reach Inc., a local non-profit that helps adults with developmental disabilities to lead more independent, fulfilling lives. Scroll down for more information.

Major Sponsors: We would like to thank our major sponsors: Allegra Printing, Barnard Construction Company, First Security Bank, Montana Ale Works, and Ridgeline Roofing.  Please thank them too, if you have the opportunity.

RegistrationPaper forms are available at our Work Center at 322 Gallatin Park Drive Wednesday, July 2 and Thursday, July 3 between 8:00am to 8:00pm.  You can also download the PDF here.  On-line registration is CLOSED.  Participation will be limited to the first 500 registrants.  Please register early to ensure a space.  The cost is $25 for the 5K and 10K, $15 for the 1K, and $10 for an optional tee shirt. 

Race Packet Pick-up: Race packet pick-up will be at the Reach Inc. Work Center Wednesday, July 2 and Thursday, July 3 from 8am to 8pm.  We recommend that you pick up your packet before race day to ensure that you are ready for the 8 a.m. start.

Race Information, Date and Time: Friday, July 4, 2014 with an 8 a.m. start time for all events.  D-tag timing will be used on the 5K and 10K.  Walkers are welcome.  The race begins at the Reach Inc. Work Center: 322 Gallatin Park Drive,  Bozeman, MT 59715.  Parking will be available at Reach Inc. See below for the Race Day Map.

Refreshments: Water is available at two aid stations on the course and snacks and drinks are provided by Rosauers Grocery at the start and finish.

Prizes: All sorts of prizes will be given away, including  running-related prizes, edible prizes, pet-related prizes, and comfort related prizes. Everyone will get a raffle ticket with their entry to try for a raffle prize.  Additional tickets will be sold for $1 each.   There will also be medals for the top three finishers in each age group and all children who participate in the 1K.

Tee-shirts: Optional wicking tee-shirts available to both runners and non-runners on a first come, first served basis for $10.

Additional Information: Indoor bathrooms available before and after the race.  Please, no dogs on the course.  The 10K and 5K are loop courses that start and finish at Reach Inc.  The 10K is a double loop of the 5K course.  The course will follow the Bozeman Trail System north of Reach Inc. in the Cherry Creek and East Gallatin Recreation Area.  Detailed course maps will be included in the race packet.  PLEASE BE AWARE OF GOPHER HOLES ON THE COURSE!!!  For more course information, you can call the Dee Metrick at: 406-587-1271 or email her at:

We need volunteers and sponsors!  If you or someone you know is interested in supporting our event in any way, please have them contact Dee at or call the Reach Inc. Work Center: 406-587-1271.

Trifecta Information: This year, Reach Inc. has teamed up with Haven and Thrive to create a 5K trifecta.  Anyone who participates in the Haven Mother’s Day run, the Thrive Father’s Day run, and the Reach Inc. Race for Independence will receive a medal and the opportunity to be entered into an amazing raffle that includes: $50 gift card from the Nova Café, $250 cash card from First Security Bank, $50 gift card to 2nd Street Bistro in Livingston, and a half-day whitewater raft trip from Montana Whitewater.

We look forward to starting Independence Day with you.



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