Whitefish Marathon Powered by Hammer Nutrition Announces First-Ever Half Marathon Sellout

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17th annual event in Whitefish, Montana triples participants; growth includes field from 42 states, three countries

WHITEFISH, Mont. (May 13, 2024) – The 2024 Whitefish Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Powered by Hammer Nutrition will bring more than 1,200 people to its start line on Saturday, May 18, 2024 in Whitefish, Montana, tripling its registration numbers since 2019. For the first time in its 17-year history, the event’s half marathon and The Wave 5K are sold out and will be held at capacity. In addition, the marathon distance is expected to sell out prior to race day. The record number of registrations elevates the Whitefish Marathon’s ranking to one of the three largest marathons in the state.

The event, popular for its scenic views of Glacier National Park and Whitefish Lake, will bring runners and walkers to the quaint downtown’s start line from more than 42 states and three countries. For the fourth consecutive year, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) selected the Whitefish Marathon to host one of its championship events, providing an extra incentive for podium contenders to earn the RRCA Western Region Championship.

The Whitefish Marathon began in 2008 as a trail marathon known as the Two Bear Marathon. Now owned by nonprofit The Wave Aquatic and Fitness Center and managed by CRRG Events, proceeds from the race benefit The Wave’s Membership Assistance Fund and the School to Pool Swim Program. Thanks to the support of Hammer Nutrition, event organizers will offer a cash purse to the top finishers of the full and half marathons for the third consecutive year.

“We are beyond thrilled with the interest and growth of the 2024 Whitefish Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Powered by Hammer Nutrition,” said Art Krueger, general manager of The Wave. “We always knew we had something special here in Whitefish, and it’s exciting to share it with more and more people from around the country—and world! We’re committed to keeping our participant experience top-notch so we continue to see both new faces and returning finishers year after year.”

For event information, please visit WhitefishMarathon.com.

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About CRRG Events:

CRRG Events is an event management and production company with more than 20 years of producing successful running events. Based in Carmel, Indiana, CRRG Events has staged and managed events across 11 states ranging from a 1-mile football halftime race to ultramarathons. For more information, please visit CarmelRoadRacingGroup.com.

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