While not required, Drop and Trot runners can
complete a minute of pushups before the race,
with each pushup deducting ten seconds from
their final run time.
The 5k and 10k races are on Saturday, Sept. 24
this year. Both events start and finish at Lindley
Park, and follow scenic south Bozeman routes.
Pushups start at 8:30 a.m., races start at 9 a.m.,
and dogs are welcome.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month,
and runners should wear as much purple as possible
to help raise awareness in style. All proceeds
will benefit HAVEN services to victims of domestic
violence (formerly The Network Against
Domestic and Sexual Abuse).
Participants, friends, and family are encouraged
to stick around after the race for a free picnic
sponsored by First Security Bank and Food For
At the event, part of the “Montana Silent Witnesses
Project” will be on display. This statewide
exhibit has life size cut outs of the women who
have been killed by abusive partners in Montana
since 1990. Each cut out has the name of the
victim and the circumstances of her death: a moving
representation of the horrific nature of this
crime, and a way to remember and memorialize
the victims. It will be displayed during the race,
as well as at the First Security Bank downtown
and at the Cottonwood Branch.
HAVEN’s services include a 24-hour crisis line
(406) 586-4111, a 15-bed domestic violence shelter
for women and children, support groups, legal
advocacy, individual counseling and community
To register or learn more about the race, visit