The Missoula Marathon broke records left and right and was the largest turn out yet in it's six years.
About half of those racers were visitors to Missoula and race director Anders Brooker said he anticipates they pumped over a million dollars into the local economy.
Monday, visiting racers started packing up and heading home, but said their time in Missoula was well spent.
"It was just the perfect combination of scenery and a well laid out course," Guillen said.
Phillip Guillen out of San Antonio was one of thousands of visitors who stayed in Missoula and used the race as an excuse to get away from it all.
"We went to a few restaurants around town. They were convenient and centrally located and we also did some shopping," Guillen said.
Lisa Winters with the Hilton Garden Inn said visiting racers stayed in town long before and after the weekend race is over.
Winters said about 60 percent of their rooms were checked out to people in the Missoula Marathon.
"People are coming here for a week at a time so it's a significant penetration to the local market," Winters said.
President of the Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce Kim Latrielle said there is no doubt when an event as big as the marathon comes to town it pumps dollars into the local economy.
"They are directly impacted positively huge to their revenue stream," Latrielle said.
According to the Montana Department of Commerce a study revealed the Missoula Marathon brought an economic impact of $1.3 million in 2010.
Brooker said the marathon has hired an independent company to do another study on this year's marathon.
He said because this marathon was the largest yet they anticipate the study will show even more money spent locally this year.