John Toole Park Community Track Improvements

hellgate knightHellgate Knights River Run 5k
Friday March 22, 8pm
Run or Walk For A New Track At John Toole Park (Riverbowl)
Prizes! Bonfire! T-shirts! Benefit Your Community!

Join the Hellgate Knights for a fun evening run or walk along the Riverfront Trails.

Proceeds benefit a joint MCPS/Parks and Recreation project to install a new a six-lane, all-weather recycled rubber track surface at John Toole Park/Riverbowl for community and school use.

The race features t-shirts for all, fun prizes and a bonfire and marshmallow roast at the finish line!
$25 entry fee.

Register Today!*

Donate Online at
Mail donations to Hellgate High School, 900 S. Higgins., Missoula, MT 59801

*Sorry, no registration at Parks and Recreation.
New Track DevelopmentNew Community Track and Field Facilities

Parks and Recreation and Missoula County Public Schools have teamed up to upgrade the track and field facilities at John Toole Park for students at Hellgate High School and the community at large.

Phase One
MCPS completed Phase One of the Hellgate Track project in 2012. This phase included practice areas for shot-put, discus and pole vault, safety fencing and barriers to protect adjacent trail users, and an on-site storage facility.

Phrase Two
Hellgate High School math teacher and track coach Alan Pfister is leading fund-raising efforts for Phase Two; a six-lane, all-weather track surface made from recycled rubber. Pfister says the goal is to begin Phase Two construction in 2013.

Since 1983, the city and MCPS have shared a joint-use agreement for the park,which is located at 202 South Fourth East, on the south shore of the Clark Fork River. Hellgate High students use the park for football and track practice, as well as physical education classes.

How You Can Help
  • To learn more, email Coach Alan Pfisteror phone him at 406-728-2400, ext. 6512.
  • Donate Online at
  • Mail donations to Hellgate High School, 900 S. Higgins., Missoula, MT 59801
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