Missoula's first annual Lard Butt 1K (yes, that is 0.62 miles) is set for Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Missoula's Silver Park.  Founded by Montanans and dedicated to the below-average athlete and weekend warrior in all of us, the Lard Butt 1K will replace timing chips with chocolate chips, water stations with donut stations and feature a well-stocked beer garden, before and after.

On top of being great fun for those who may be in decent shape and don't take themselves too seriously, it's an ideal confidence-builder for those of us not up to doing 5- or 10-K events.

The Lard Butt 1K offers three ways to attack the grueling one-kilometer (roughly six-tenths of one mile) course.

There will be 3 wave starts:

  • Show-off Wave:  For those with the audacity to run (expect heckling from race marshals and spectators);
  • Legends Wave: For those 250 pounds and heavier;
  • Waddlers Wave: For the rest of us.

Advance Registration is $30, covering event entry, a Lard Butt 1K Tee-Shirt, one beer, cup of wine, or mimosa for those 21 and over, along with other foods and on-site surprises.  Week- and day-of registration costs increase to $40.  Participants can register online at www.lardbutt.com. 

 

The 1K is dog-friendly and we will have a Kids Dash for those 10 and younger. 

Z100 personalities Brian Lee and Chris Wolfe will emcee the Lard Butt 1K, with numerous other elite and washed-up athletes, coaches, and other luminaries likely to be on-hand.   

Your bib number also gets you one free beverage of choice in the beer garden (must be 21 or over of course. Please bring valid ID and cash.)

Lard Butt Schedule for Saturday, July 20th

Day-of Registration and Packet Pickup opens at 10:30 AM at Silver Park. 

  • 10:30 AM  Packet Pickup and Registration opens.
  • 11:00 AM  Lard Butt Beer Garden Opens (with Mimosas and wine as well)
  • 12:00 NOON AM START of the first Lard Butt 1K Wave
  • 12:45 AM Free Kids’ Dashes