Campus Recreation’s Night of the Griz 5K to Benefit Youth Camps

September 23, 2015

MISSOULA – Runners, walkers and volunteers of all ages are invited to take part in the Night of the Griz 5K fun run at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in Caras Park.

Participants are encouraged to creatively illuminate themselves for the journey. Friends and families can run as a team or individually through the streets of downtown Missoula, along the Clark Fork River, and through the University of Montana campus. The course loops back through downtown and finishes in Caras Park. A series of glow zones will energize runners along the course. This is an untimed event.

After the race, participants can take in a light show, listen to a DJ and attend a post-race party. Refreshments and food carts will be onsite to serve the crowd. Registration costs $35 and includes glow glasses, a necklace and a bracelet. Visit for more information and to register.

A portion of race fees will go toward UM’s Campus Recreation Youth Camps program, which is designed to foster children’s sense of autonomy while exploring all forms of recreation. For more information about Campus Recreation Youth Camps, email or call 406-243-5295. 

Contact: Natalie Hiller-Claridge, UM Campus Recreation, 406-243-5295,