Buttercup Run

What is the Buttercup Run

The Buttercup run is an annual spring event in the Jocko Valley to raise funds for scholarships for graduating seniors from Arlee High School.  The run has an event for everyone, a 1 mile fun run – a short jaunt for all ages and capabilities; 5K run for those that want a quick workout in conjunction with a 5k walk for those that would like a bit longer stroll with their friends and neighbors; a 10k run/walk for the more serious distance runner and the half marathon for the totally insane.
All funds raised go towards scholarships to students and mini-grants to teachers.  Donations are always welcome.  The Friends of Arlee School wouldn’t be able to fund these great projects without your participation.

Date: April 21, 2018

Time:  9:00 a.m.  race day packet pickup
10:00 a.m. – 1/2 marathon, 10 K walk
10:30 a.m.  –  10K
11:00 a.m.  –  1 mile and 5K

Place: Arlee High School

Race Overview:
An event for everyone
5K Walk/Run
10K Walk/Run
1/2 Marathon Run
1M Fun Walk/Run
Non-competitive walk and chat – 1 mile and 5K only


Everyone that registers for the run gets a long sleeve t-shirt with artwork done by a local artist.  This year’s artist is Janet McGahan



• If coming from the south, enter Arlee, take a right turn and proceed to the school.
• If coming from the north, enter Arlee, take a left turn and proceed to the school.

All events begin in front of the high school and finish at the track
All courses except the 1/2 marathon are mostly flat, the 1/2 marathon has some hills towards the middle of the course.  All courses are on paved or gravel roads and paths.

Please note, because of factors that we can’t control the route of each run may be changed on or before race day.






Half Marathon Map

half marathon map

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