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The inaugural ZooTown Challenge race course encompassed The Paddleheads Baseball Stadium, Silver Park and the scenic Riverfront Trail.  Four miles of running, 20 obstacles, over 200 participants, and 70 volunteers made this a successful challenge to athletes of all ages and abilities.


Plus, we raised $3,500 for Special Olympics Montana and had several of their athletes complete the All-Abilities course. We're proud to have hosted a 16-Week training class at VRTX Fitness to prepare these athletes, and we look forward to supporting Special Olympics again in 2023.



"Extremely organized. Especially for a first year event...Great location, great obstacles, AMAZING volunteers." -Racer

The fun atmosphere and incorporating lots of cool Missoula spots and the options for all levels and abilities." - Racer

"The supportive volunteers and encouragement. The fun obstacles were SUCH a great respite! I heard people commenting on them all day." - Racer

"It was a thrill to work with total strangers in such a cohesive manner!" - Volunteer

"How Would you Rate the 2022 ZooTown Challenge?"

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2022 Schedule of Events

Packet Pick up Party - Friday September 30, 4PM-7PM


The race weekend began with a welcome party on the roof top of VRTX Fitness. 

Packet pick up, music from "The Benevolents," course map and final obstacle reveal.


Race day - Saturday October 1

Heats began at 10 AM for Experts 


Teams & Novice was 12:30-1:30PM


Kids Race was 1:30-2:30 PM


All Abilities Race, Field Day, and Kids Fun Zone was 1:00 PM-3:00PM

Event was televised at 8pm on October 8th on ABC Fox






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