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The 2021 fun run and Community Celebration

Celebrate the 7th annual Great Fish Community Challenge with a summer event you don’t want to miss. The Great Fish FUN RUN and Community Celebration is scheduled for September 11, 2021 to celebrate philanthropy and all the incredible work our nonprofits are doing to serve our communities. Join us for live music by John Dunnigan, a 5K, great prizes, and new this year… a Cheer Competition!

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THANK YOU 2021 BUSINESS SPONSORS

 

great fish fun run 2021

saturday, september 11, 2021

depot park, whitefish, MT

9 a.m. – 1 P.M.

This year’s 5K includes an untimed RECREATIONAL division and a timed COMPETITVE division. Top finishers in the COMPETITIVE division will be eligible to win great prizes, including grant dollars for their favorite charity.  Everyone is encouraged to wear a costume and stay after the race to enjoy live music by John Dunnigan, a delicious lunch and the presentation of over $9,000 in awards and prizes.  Awards will be presented for Best Individual Costume and Best Team Costume, as well as for top male and female finishers in each age category.
This year’s 5K is not a color run.  Please note that dogs and other animals are not allowed in Depot Park or on the race course.

5k competitive division run

Runners 12 years old or younger on race day fun for FREE; registration is still required.

Early Bird: $25 registration + fees, available now through Friday, September 10th at 6pm.

Full Price: $40 registration + fees, September 10th at 6pm through September 11th at 9 am.

Run starts at 10 a.m.  

5k recreational  run/walk

Runners 12 years old or younger on race day run for FREE; registration is required.

Early Bird: $10 registration + fees, available now through Friday, September 10th at 6pm.

Full Price: $20 registration + fees, September 10th at 6pm through September 11th at 9am.

Run starts at 10:30 a.m.

1-mile run/walk

Runners 12 years old or younger on race day fun for FREE; registration is still required.

Early Bird: $10 registration + fees, available now through Friday, September 10th at 6pm.

Full Price: $20 registration + fees, September 10th at 6pm through September 11th at 9 am. 

Run starts at 10:30 a.m. 

AWARDS & PRIZES

1st Place Competitive Division 5K Male & Female:   $500 grant made to nonprofit of your choosing

2nd Place Competitive Division 5K Male & Female:   $250 grant made to nonprofit of your choosing

3rd Place Competitive Division Male & Female:   $100 grant made to nonprofit of your choosing

1st Place Competitive Division Male & Female finishers per age category:  Special prizes to be awarded

Best Individual Costume:   $250 grant made to nonprofit of your choosing

Best Team Costume:   $250 grant made to nonprofit of your choosing

Cheer Competition:   $1000 grant made to nonprofit of your choosing

Best Booth at Community Celebration:   $500

Nonprofit with most 5K Participants:  $500

And lots more!!

CHEER COMPETITION

F-I-S-H!
Let’s hear your cheers, we know they’re great!
‘Bring It On’ – nonprofit edition,
We can’t wait to see your high kickin’!
Not quite a rap, we want to see your moves too-
Loud, creative and crazy – it will be a HOOT!

Enjoy performances from local nonprofits. One talented group of cheerleaders will win a $1,000 grant for the participating charity of their choice.

Contest Rules

Entry Form

 

COSTUME CONTEST

Costume Contest Entry Form coming soon! 

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

8 a.m.   Same day registration/Packet pick-up

9 a.m.   Donation Booth opens

9 a.m.   Interactive Nonprofit Booths open

9 a.m.  Live Music by John Dunnigan

10 a.m.   5k Competitive Run Begins

10:30 a.m. 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Run/Walk Begin

11 a.m.   Lunch served

11:30 a.m.   Tot Trot

11:45 a.m.   Fun Run Awards

12 p.m.   Cheer Competition

12:30 p.m. Special Incentive Grants and Awards Announced

FUN RUN COURSE

We are excited to announce a new Fun Run course featuring the Baker Avenue underpass.

Download the course map here.

 

FUN RUN REGISTRATION EVENTS

Register for the Great Fish Run Run at one of these in-person events:

Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2-5 p.m.
Kalispell Sportsman Ski Haus
145 Hutton Ranch Rd, Kalispell, MT 59901

Thursday, Sept. 9, 5-8 p.m.
Bonsai Brewing Project
549 Wisconsin Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937

Friday, Sept. 10, 2-6 p.m.
The Wave Aquatic & Fitness Center
1250 Baker Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937

You will receive your race packet when you register at one of these in-person events. 

Day-of-race registrations will be accepted on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 8-9 a.m. only in Depot Park.

RACE PACKET PICK-UP FOR ONLINE REGISTRANTS

If you registered for the Fun Run online, you have four options for picking up your race packet:

Option #1
Tuesday Sept. 7, 2-5 p.m.
Sportsman Ski Haus
145 Hutton Ranch Road, Kalispell, MT

Option #2
Thursday, Sept. 9, 5-8 p.m.
Bonsai Brewing Project
549 Wisconsin Avenue, Whitefish, MT

Option #3
Friday, Sept. 10, 2-6 p.m.
The Wave Aquatic & Fitness Center
1250 Baker Avenue, Whitefish, MT

Option #4
Saturday, Sept. 11, 8-9 a.m.
Depot Park Whitefish

 

PARKING

Click here for information on parking options in downtown Whitefish.