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Helena Vigilante Runners, Helena, MT
The Helena Vigilante Runners serves as the umbrella group for Helena’s diverse community of runners, which includes trail runners, track athletes, triathletes, and fitness enthusiasts. It is the successor to the Helena Running Club, which began organizing many of Helena’s premier running events in 1997. HVR’s purpose is to promote health, fitness, and community through group training runs, races, and social events in the greater Helena area. The Helena Vigilante Runners host the Mt. Helena Run, which has been running strong since 1975, but the race got its start in 1916, when two local teenagers beat an “athlete from the coast” to the top of Mt. Helena and back. The club also supports many other events in the Helena area as race volunteers, sponsors and participants. The Helena Vigilante Runners, Inc. (HVR) is a tax-exempt non-profit organization that incorporated with the State of Montana on January 22, 2009.