Don’t Fence Me In returns to Helena’s trail system on Saturday, May 10, 2025.

SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2025

This race began 24 years ago—what started off as a small gathering to grow excitement for open space is now a major recreation event for people of all ages.

This iconic event has something for everyone; whether pushing through the 30K dash, scrambling through hills and trees with the 5K or 12K races, or taking time to sniff the wild roses in the non-competitive 5K Dog Walk, all are invited to celebrate our local wild lands and our connection to them. Stick around afterwards for a party in the park with food, live music, and family-friendly fun.

Funds raised from this race support the South Hills Trail system and open lands! It’s all about coming together, celebrating our unifying love of the outdoors and running wild.

5K Dog Walk

Love to walk your dog?

Your dog loves to walk you?

Great! Grab the leash and hit the 5k course— celebrate with afterwards with pet-friendly stations at the park.


5K Course

Trail Map

Elevation Gain: nearly 502 ft

Mileage: 3.2 mile course

12K Course

Trail Map

Elevation Gain: nearly 1,400 ft

Mileage: 7.2 mile course

30K Course

Trail Map

Elevation Gain: 3,935 ft

Mileage: 18.43 mile course

Rules and Guidelines