The 2018 NIGHT OWL RUN is September 7th!


Old school paper registration in which you send the documents via snail mail with a check is open!

Night Owl Run 2018 Entry Form

Online registration is now OPEN!


The 2018 Run will be capped at 406 participants!

Hope to see you there!


If you register less than two weeks prior to race day on up to the day of the race, we cannot guarantee that a cool tee shirt will be part of your package.  Sorry – we pre-plan so we are making everyone else plan in advance 🙂



The Night Owl Run is a fun run (or walk), on a 4.06 mile course (because of Montana’s famous 406 area code – the only area code) with multiple prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd male and female participants and 15th, 50th and 75th place overall.  Youngest and most seasoned participants and male and female 1st place Master’s Division participants also receive prizes.

A $50 cash prize is awarded for the best owl costume for one adult; however, it must be worn during the run!

Hot dogs, burgers and healthy fruit and veggies are served at the post-race barbecue with fruit and plenty of water to go around. Participants 21 years of age and older also receive a free Night Owl pint glass filled with beer of choice (usually with at least one or two refills) at the barbecue area.  Participants under 21 years of age receive a gift donated by area retailers and businesses!

The course starts off with a downhill grade for about one mile on a very rocky road – they don’t call it Old Boulder Road for nothing!  It then moves into a great trail section alongside the mighty Yellowstone River.  After you cross the Yellowstone River via the Hwy 89 bridge, you cross through private land (thank you Chris and Julie Benden) and venture onto the letter streets of Livingston.  From there you follow Lewis Street all the way to 2nd Street.  From there you can sprint a few blocks to the finish!  We have one water station along the way (at mile 2) and we encourage runners and walkers to carry their own water in case they like a lot of hydration along the way.

The run starts at 7 p.m. and is 4.06 miles.  If you are a walker and you like to walk a leisurely pace, please bring a head lamp or flashlight.  There are street lights as you get near mile 3 but it never hurts to have additional torches to light your way.  If you are needing more hydration than our one water station provides, please carry water with you.

2018 NOR Fact Sheet

In the past nine years, the Night Owl Run has raised over $47,000 with all proceeds donated back to local education and youth organizations and programs.

CASA (17) – $500

City of Livingston Rec Dept. (17) – $1,150

Cool Café (17) – $500

Counterpoint (14-17) – $2,000

Dave Pettit – SGMS Science Classroom Volunteer Participation Award (15-17) – $1,500

Grad Matters (16) – $1,000

LINKS for Learning After School Program (09-17) – $11,600

Livingston Baseball Association (17) – $1,250

Livingston Community Gardens (09) – $1,300

Livingston Education Foundation (14-17) – $3,950

Livingston Food Pantry Backpack Program (10-17) – $8,600

Livingston School Districts – Special Project Requests (15-16) – $1,700

Livingston School Districts – Stuff the Bus Program (15-16) – $500

Livingston School Districts – Educator Special Requests (16) – $200

Park County Big Brothers & Sisters (12-17) – $4,700

Park Co./City of Livingston Tennis Association (12) – $1,300

Pompey’s Playground (17) – $1,300

Seamus Camp Memorial Night Owl Run Scholarship (11-17) – $4,000

Clarke and Lori Smith Fundraiser (14) – $500