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Longest Dam Race This Saturday


Tired of the long spring and crappy weather? Think of getting into shape by taking a walk or run, enjoying the sounds and smells of the great outdoors with family and friends. Think about a day at Kiwanis Park at Fort Peck Lake, Mont. Think about signing up for the 25th Annual Longest Dam Race to be held June 15, at Fort Peck Dam, Fort Peck.

The race offers something for everyone. The race begins with the 10k run and will cross 1.8 miles of the Fort Peck Dam. The 5k run/walk begins at the top of Fort Peck Dam, which participants are bused to the start, and will go down a gravel road for approximately 1K and finish at Kiwanis Park. The ever so popular one mile walk/run will be on Yellowstone Road in front of Kiwanis Park, which is a flat course that is paved. This Course is perfect for all ages and is very fun for the whole family. New this year we have added a non-competitive 1 mile walk/run This race will be on the nature trail in Kiwanis Park, while the competitive 1 mile walk/run will be out on the Hwy in front of Kiwanis Park.

The bike route will also begin at the east end of the Fort Peck Dam. The novice bike is also across the dam and finishes at Kiwanis Park. The bike course has flaggers in the front and rear to ensure safety on the road. This year we have once again hired Competitive Timing out of Whitefish, Mont., to time each event, with the exception of the non-competitive 1 mile wallk/run. Each race participant will have a timing tag to ensure more timely and accurate results. All races are assisted by FMDH EMT’s, local law enforcement and dozens of volunteers.

Registration is $25 for each participant and $5 for each additional event. Participants 10 years old and younger the fee is $10. Runners can sign up online at The first 75 entries will receive a discounted ticket for the weekend performance of "Lend Me a Tenor."

The Longest Dam Race is sponsored by the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture. For more information, call 406-228-2222 or


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