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Road Running News

September 2021

Join Us This Month!

40th Anniversary Party

Sunday, 9.26.21 at 3 p.m.
Veterans Park (map)


Join us to celebrate the Rim Runners 40th anniversary with a potluck in the park! We have invited many charter members from our founding days in the early 1980s too. It is sure to be a good time to catch up with all your runner friends.

Bring a dish to share and your lawn chair. BYOB. Our permit allows beer and wine only; no glass containers.

Free 3 Race Series

Trail Trek

Wednesday 9.29.21 at 6 p.m.
Riverfront Park (map)

Join us for the Trail Trek, the final race in our Free 3 series. The Trail Trek is a self-timed 5K trail race at Riverfront Park that will take the place of our usual Wednesday night run at 6 p.m. This race is FREE to members ($20 for non-members). Plan to stay after the race to socialize at the picnic shelter. 

Register for Trail Trek
RunSignup will automatically find your YRR membership change your cost to $0 when register; no code necessary. 

Club Runs in September

Every Wed 6 p.m. (Location rotation)
Every Sat 7 a.m. at the YMCA

School may have started, but Rim Runners are still on our summer schedule for Wednesday night runs: Swords Park, Pioneer Park, Canyon Creek Brewing, and then Angry Hanks. The 5th Wednesday will be the Trail Trek at Riverfront Park. All speeds of runners and walkers are welcome.

Club News

President's Letter

By Dave Coppock

Our club name, The Yellowstone Rimrunners, seems pretty straightforward and appropriate for a running club located beneath the iconic Rimrocks above Billings. The name, however, appears to have roots some time before the club formed in the fall of 1981.

It was New Year’s Eve in 1979 and I was headed through Billings on my way back to U of M in Missoula and had stopped to spend a couple days in Billings visiting one of my college running teammates, Dean (Buddy) Behrmman who had recently graduated and was working with another of our teammates, Drake Dornfield, at his Athlete’s Foot running shoe store. Buddy and I went for a long, 20 mile run on the last day of 1979. We headed up 27th street past the old EMC tennis courts filled with people enjoying an unusually warm December afternoon. Read more about the Rimrunner name.

Join the Rim Runner Board

Are you interested in joining the Board? The Rim Runner Board makes decisions on club events, plans several races throughout the year, communicates with members, and decides how to best use club resources to promote running in our community. Please consider contributing your talents to the Yellowstone Rim Runners by joining the Board.

Open Positions
  • Newsletter Editor: You could write this very monthly e-newsletter! This is a great way to communicate with members to let them know what the club is doing every month so that they don't miss out on any fun. We utilize MailChimp to format and send the e-newsletter to make this task easy.
  • Member-at-large: Several open positions where you can take on a variety of different projects throughout the year. 
Our next election will be held after the Demon Dash on Sunday, October 24, 2021, at 1 p.m. Location TBD. Questions? Please email us at

The 2021 Rim Runner Mile

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Rim Runner Mile in August! Participants had a great time racing a track mile on Lockwood High School's new state-of-the-art track. Check your results here
Runners on start line with pistol start
A second group of runners gets ready to start

Volunteer with Run Turkey Run

Help us make Run! Turkey Run! a success! It's the Rim Runners' largest fundraiser. All proceeds are donated to local charities dedicated to ending hunger in Billings. Not only do we raise a lot of money, but we put on a 5K and 1 mile street race that is fun for the whole family and has become a Thanksgiving Day tradition in Billings.

This event would not be possible without our volunteers! Check out our list of volunteer opportunities. There are options to help out on race day or to help out in advance of the race if you still want to run. Interested? Please email us at


Run Turkey Run Discounts

Did you hear that there is a $10 discount this year if you register for both the Street Mile and the 5K? Just check both options when registering and the discount will apply at checkout. And this year, Rim Runners get an additional, exclusive 10% discount for members only. Run Signup will automatically find your membership and apply the 10% discount, no coupon code is necessary. 
Register for Run Turkey Run

Rim Runners Sponsor Ales for Trails 2021

Rim Runners are donating $1,250 to sponsor Ales for Trails. The September 10th event is a fundraiser for Billings TrailNet, an organization that promotes more and improved trails around Billings. Our support will help improve access to running trails in the community. Several members are also donating their time to support the event, thank you!

Races & Other Running Events

Upcoming Rim Runner Events

Save the Date! We're still planning these events, so stay tuned for more details.

Trail Cleanup
Sunday, October 3 at 1 p.m. Join us to cleaup trash along our adopted trail on the Canyon Creek route.

Demon Dash and Board Elections
Sunday, October 24 at 1 p.m. Fun run, potluck and Board elections. Several positions are open; please consider joining.

Myers Trail Work
Date TBD. Waiting for cooler fall temperatures.

Clothing Sale
We are still waiting to hear from Universal Athletic. We'll send an email and facebook post when it's ready. 

Billings Race Calendar

Looking for a race? Rim Runner's race calendar not only lists your favorite Billings races managed through RunSignup, but also races within 100 miles including Laurel, Hardin, Red Lodge and northern Wyoming. 
Go to Rim Runner's Local Race Calendar
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