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2021 Burn The Bird 1.33 Mile, 5K and 10K Walk or Run ::

EVENTS
  • 5K Run:- Run 3.1 Miles
  • 10K Run:- Run 6.2 Miles
  • 1.33 Mile Run:- 1.33 Mile Run
RACE DATE
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Entry Fee
$30
Location
Gibson Park
CITY
Great Falls
STATE/TERR
Montana
Zip
59403
COUNTRY
USA
Description

_ The 2021 Burn The Bird 1.33 Mile, 5K and 10K Walk or Run:
 

Dear Friends of Race Montana and Burn the Bird,

We at Race Montana are looking forward to a great year in 2021.  

Race Montana will continue to remain in close communication with the City-County Health Department in regards to the running of the Burn the Bird 2021.  We have worked out guidelines that comply with the current group limits set forth by the State of Montana, and the City-County Health Department of Cascade County.  I will outline our basic guidelines in detail for you in this correspondence.  The guidelines for Burn the Bird may change over the year, so be looking for emails from RunSignUp highlighting guidelines for race day.

Here is how things will likely work again in 2021.  The description below is how we ran our Burn the Bird in 2020.  Be sure to check your inbox for emails from RunSignUp.com for final details before race day.

1.  You will need to pick up your swag bag and race bib with a timing chip at packet pick-up the day before the event – no exceptions.  
We are not planning to have packet pick-up on the day of the event in order to limit numbers in the start area. 

Directions for Packet Pick up:
  Race Montana Event Center
  Evergreen Square
  1301 11th Ave. South  ~ Suite 3
  Great Falls, Montana 59405
  Wednesday, November 24, 2021: 4 to 7 pm.

2.  The 10k will start at 8 am.  
Here are your start times based on bib number:
   i.    8:00 AM Start, Bibs 701-225
  ii.    8:20 AM Start, Bibs 726-750
  iii.    8:40 AM Start, Bibs 751-775

3.  The 1.33-mile walk/run will start at 9 am.
Here are your start times based on Bib number:
  i.    9:00 am Start, Bibs 801-825
  ii.    If we have more than 25 participants we will add another wave to start at 9:20.

4.  The 5K will tentatively start at 9:20 am.
Here are your start times based on bib number:
  i.    9:20 AM Start, Bibs 851-875
 ii.    9:40 AM Start, Bibs 876-900
iii.    10:00 AM Start, Bibs 901-925
 iv.    10:20 AM Start, Bibs 926-950
  v.    10:40 AM Start, Bibs 951-975
 vi.    11:00 AM Start, Bibs 976-1000

PLEASE NOTE:  IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SIGNED UP FOR BTB, YOU CAN FIND YOUR BIB NUMBER AT: https://runsignup.com/Race/FindARunner/?raceId=14114

5.  Please show up at the Start area NO EARLIER THAN 10 MINUTES prior to your designated start time.  We cannot have more than 25 people in the start area.

6.  Please stay in your car or completely away from the start/finish area until 10 MINUTES prior to your wave start time.  

7.  EVERYONE MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES WHILE IN THE PARKING AREA OF GIBSON PARK – NO EXCEPTIONS.  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A MASK YOU CANNOT START YOUR EVENT.

8.  YOU WILL NEED TO KEEP YOUR MASK IN PLACE UNTIL YOU START RUNNING OR WALKING.  

9.  NOTICE TO ALL 1.33 MILE WALKERS:  YOU WILL NEED TO KEEP YOUR MASKS ON AT ALL TIMES WHILE ON THE COURSE.

10.  There will be no observers or spectators allowed within the Gibson Park parking lot, or in and around the Start/Finish areas.  Observers can position themselves along the course, but they will need to aggressively distance apart.  

11.  Once you have completed your event you will need to leave the area and return to your cars.

12.  We will have individually wrapped snacks, water, and Gatorade at the finish area.

13.  There will be one aid station on the 10k course near the turnaround point that will have individual water bottles.

14.  If you are interested, here are the Event Course Maps:  
a.   10K:                                       https://legacy.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=605043
b.   5K:                                         https://legacy.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=569904
c.   1.33 mile:                               https://legacy.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=595011

It is critical that you fully review and understand these guidelines as we need to follow them closely.  We thank you for your support of Race Montana, Inc.

Best regards,

Dr. Ronald G. Ray
President Race Montana, Inc.
Co-Race Director, Burn the Bird
Benefis Foot and Ankle Clinic
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PACKET PICK UP:

NOVEMBER 24, 2021 FROM 4:00 PM TO 7:00 PM

RACE MONTANA EVENT CENTER 

EVERGREEN SQUARE, 1301 11TH AVE SOUTH, SUITE 3

GREAT FALLS, MONTANA 59405

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