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Great Northern 5K

Running the Rails - May 17, 2014

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Great Northern 5k Fun Run, Walk and Kids Sprint - Saturday, May 17, 2014
Supporting Rails to Trails of Northwest Montana                                         

Set your calendars for May 17, 2014! Over the years, this event has raised a over $20,000 in contributions to Rails to Trails and has helped with construction costs for the very trails you recreate or travel on in the Flathead Valley. Help us continue to build more trail by participating in the 2014 GN5K!!!
When:   Saturday - May 17, 2014
                8:00 a.m. - Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up Begins
                9:30 a.m. - Kids Sprint
               10:00 a.m. - GN5K

Where:  The GN5K will start in the Meridian Court Business Complex cul-de-sac, near the corner of Center St. and Meridian in Kalispell. The course is an out and back race that finishes at the trailhead of the Meridian Rails to Trails. 
Chip Timing
Chip timing will be offered again in 2014! See your finish time faster and more accurately. The Kids Sprint will not be chip timed. Thanks to Competitive Timing for providing this service.
Prizes, Snacks, Fun for the Whole Family!
A new twist in 2014 - our raffle will take place between the Kids Sprint and the GN5K. A huge number of prize drawings and refreshments will be available.
Awards for overall top three male and female finishers.
We really want to promote a family friendly environment and emphasize a focus on the spirit of the event...a great day outside to celebrate our health and having Rails to Trails in our community!!!

If you are interested in acting as a sponsor for the 2014 event, please contact us at




Ken Barkus

Calm Animal Care, Kila