Event Records

Below is a list of all-time Governor’s Cup event records, dating back to the first event in 1974. For nearly 50 years, Montanans and many others have celebrated fun and fitness through running and walking at the annual event in the Treasure State’s capital city. Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana and made possible by many other businesses and individuals in the Helena community, the Governor’s Cup remains unique in its composition of races designed for the young and old, elite and recreational.

Marathon

Men

  • Jim Hatcher, Helena, 2:20:35 (1982)
  • Masters: Dave Roberts, Helena, 2:33:42 (1991)

Women

  • Heather Lieberg, Helena, 2:45:59 (2013)
  • Masters: Priscilla Flesch-Birtic, Glendive, 3:12:44 (1992)

Half marathon

Men

  • Mark Messmer, Missoula, 1:09:02 (2018)
  • Masters: Tony Banovich, Billings, 1:16:00 (2004)

Women

  • Heather Lieberg, Helena, 1:17:25 (2014)
  • Masters: Kathy Aragon, Billings, 1:24:55 (2000)

10K

Men

  • David Morris, Eagle River, AK, 30:49 (1991)
  • Masters: Bob Boland, Great Falls, 34:14 (1997)

Women

  • Heather Lieberg, Helena, 35:24 (2015)
  • Masters: Debbie Magilke, Billings, 38:10 (1990)

5K

Men

  • Shannon Butler, Eureka, 14:47 (1988)
  • Master’s Record: Jim Hatcher, Helena, 16:34 (1991)

Women

  • Nicole Hunt, Deer Lodge, 17:11 (2003)
  • Masters: Nicole Hunt, Deer Lodge, 18:01 (2010)

20K (no longer contested)

Men

  • Tom Raunig, Bozeman, 1:01:33 (1989)
  • Masters: Louie Van Duzer, Columbia Falls, 1:11:00 (1998)

Women

  • Nicole Murray (Hunt), Bozeman, 1:16:00 (1997)
  • Masters: Priscilla Flesch-Birtic, Glendive, 1:26:09 (1991)