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Montana: Still time to register for Virtual 5K

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Posted at 1:32 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 15:32:52-04

(Editor's note: BSSG media release)

BILLINGS - Montana’s Big Sky State Games, in conjunction with Shape Up Montana, are introducing an exciting new challenge this year called the Shape Up Montana Virtual 5k.

Shape Up Montana, a three month team wellness program, has helped over 80,000 Montanans log activity miles for the last 18 years.

It is the perfect time to join participants statewide in the Shape Up Montana Virtual 5k (3.1 Miles). The virtual walk/run is designed to take place at your own pace, on your own time, and at your own location. The 5k distance can be completed from now until May 1. Participants will receive a t-shirt, bib, and finisher medal. Invite your friends, family, and co-workers for this virtual walk/run challenge. The cost of the Virtual 5k is $20. Participants in the three month Shape Up Montana program are automatically entered in the Virtual 5k. Although, we are all practicing social distancing and shelter in place policy, it is important to take time to get outside.

A few tips from the Billings TrailNet to enjoy the trails during this time, while protecting yourself and others:

  • Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and other people. (Our trails are 10 feet wide, so this is not hard to do)!
  • If you suspect you have COVID-19 please stay home and do not expose others, even on the trails!
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Online registration for the Virtual 5k and more information are available at shapeupmontana.org or email info@bigskygames.org.