My Best Day 5k & Kids Dash

Great Falls, Montana, Sunday, September 10th, 2023

Schedule of Events

  • 11:30 to 12:45 Registration/Packet Pick-up at West Bank Park on River’s Edge Trail (Branch Brady Statue)
  • 12:45 to 12:55 National Anthem and America the Beautiful
  • 12:55 to 1:00 Warm-ups
  • 1:00 to 1:30 Kids Dash CHANCE TO WIN A NEW BIKE
  • 1:30 to 1:40 Walk down Angel Avenue to start of 5K Race
  • 1:40 to 3:00 5K Race

About The Event
My Best Day 5k and Kids Dash is a fundraiser for the Jake Arntson Memorial Fund. Please join us as we celebrate the life and memory of Jake, as well as other local children and adults that have left us too soon. As we honor these families with their loved ones on Angel Avenue, we are raising funds for the Jake Arntson Teammate of the Year Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to CMR, GFHS, and GF Central student-athletes that have displayed the qualities of being the best teammate.

Kids Dash
The kids will have an opportunity to show their stuff. The starting line will be at West Bank Park by the Branch Brady statue. There will be two races: one lap (1/4 mile) or two laps (1/2 mile). Kids are welcome to participate in either one or both. The winners (one boy and one girl) of the 1/2 mile race will win a bike donated by Walmart.

My Best Day Course
All on River’s Edge Trail, loop around the river. Participants will stage at the finish line of the Kids’ Dash by the Branch Brady statue and walk down Angel Avenue to the starting line at the Federal Courthouse. You will cross over the Central Avenue walking bridge. At the end of the bridge, take a left onto River’s Edge Trail heading towards Gibson Park. You will cross River Road at the designated spot, which will be manned. At the skate park, you will continue on the trail towards 9th Street Bridge, cross the 9th Street Bridge and turn left to continue on the trail towards the finish line at West Bank Park. Water/aid station at the half-way point.

a chance to win a new bike for kids' dash participants

Jason Bliss
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Joanie Agamenoni
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Jake Arntson Teammate of The Year Scholarship Winners

GFHS 2023 Wyatt DeVoss-FB/TRK MacGwyer Palmer-XC Keaton Stuckman-BB Alex Bloomgren-SB
CMR 2023 Mackenzie Tuss-TN Allison Marr-SC Kylie Henderson-BB Mackenzie Tuss-TN
GFCCHS 2022 Christina Moes-VB Christina Moes-VB Dillion Warren-BB Justin Aderhold-TN
GFHS 2022 Keegan Chenoweth-BB Gus Tehle-XC Keegan Chenoweth-BB Hannah Clark-TRK
CMR 2022 Robin Blair-SC/SW Hunter Hatfield-FB Alex Madsen-BB Lauren Lindseth-SB
GFHS 2021 Ryen Palmer-BB Nathan Kornick-FB Ryen Palmer-BB Addison O’Neill-TRK
CMR 2021 Hannah Kittleson-SW Ciaran Molloy-XC Hannah Kittleson-SW Madison George-TN
GFHS 2020 Maggie Bell-SB Ben Held-FB Bill Evans-SW Maggie Bell-SB
CMR 2020 Conner O’Hara-XC Conner O’Hara-XC Allie Olsen-BB Andi Newbrough-TRK
GFHS 2019 Hadlee Bleskin Ryan Munsterteiger Luke Wyman Kylee Stoll
CMR 2019 Josephine “JJ” Slater Kellen Hartman Carter Carroll Josephine “JJ” Slater
CMR 2018 Annabella Aline Jake Wilkens Morgan Duncan MacKenzie George
GFHS 2018 Erin Hocker Jacob Baroch Erin Hocker Teagan Olson
CMR 2017 Mady Skawinski Mady Skawinski Katherine Onstad Tristin Achenbach

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