End of the Year Survey Results
Galloway Series and Training
Missoula Marathon
Galloway Training Class
1200/2000 Mile Club
Back of the Pack
Run For The Luck Of It
Run For The Luck Of It
Winter Running with Alpine Physical Therapy
Winter Running with Alpine Physical Therapy
Around Town

Catch'Em If You Can 5K, Sat., Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m., Toole Park

How to Prevent Injury While Training for the Missoula Marathon, Mon., Feb. 11, 7 p.m., Good Food Store

Run Wild Missoula Partnership Connections Networking Event, Wed., Feb. 13, 5 - 7 p.m., Runner's Edge

Back of the Pack Social Run/Walk, Fri., Feb. 15, 6 p.m., Westside Lanes

Special Meeting of RWM Members, Wed., Feb. 20, 7 p.m., Garlington, Lohn & Robinson

Read and Run Book Club: Born to Run, Mon., Feb. 25, 5:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library

Beer Run, Wed., Feb. 27, 6 p.m., Montgomery Distillery

Missoula Marathon Running Training Class, Sun., March 10, 8 a.m., Runners Edge

Galloway Half Marathon Training Class, Sun., March 10, 8 a.m., The Loft of Missoula

Run for the Luck of It 7 Mile and 5K, Sat., March 16, 9 a.m., Sean Kelly's

Missoula Marathon Walking Class, Sat. March 23, 8 a.m., Community Medical Center

Click here to find out about other upcoming Run Wild Missoula events!

Frost Fever Frozen Frolic 5K

February 2013 
End of the Year Survey Results

by Eva Dunn-Froebig, Run Wild Missoula Executive Director
Thanks to everyone who filled out the 2012 end of year survey! We had 302 responses to the survey this year. We picked one person at random to receive a RWM shirt and that lucky individual was Teresa McKinney. She gets a long sleeved RWM technical top to keep her warm and safe this winter and spring.
 Learn about the Survey results and the Read and Run Series and the Missoula Marathon Seminar Series. 
Click here to read entire article. 

Read and Run Series to Start this Month

Starting in February 2013, Missoula Public Library is hosting, in partnership with Run Wild Missoula, a new book discussion group for those interested in running, whether you are curious in reading about the sport, are a beginning runner, or love to run and have never read a book in your life. We're hoping the great books and discussions will inspire new and old runners alike.  Click here for full article.

Missoula Marathon 

by Anders Brooker, Missoula Marathon Race Director
MM LogoWe've seen an exciting increase in Missoula Marathon registrations so far this year! With over 2,000 registrants at this point, we're excited to see how the next few months progress. This is a significant increase over last year! Are you registered yet? Two weeks ago we had the opportunity to meet with Olympian Jeff Galloway for a few days. He has committed to coming to the Missoula Marathon for the next five years and we couldn't be more excited! Thanks to Pam Gardiner, the Back of the Pack leader and Galloway class coach, who did a great job of keeping Jeff busy as he visited elementary schools, the Missoula Public Library, the Good Food Store, The Runners Edge, and more. We appreciate her efforts and loved having Jeff visit our community. Jeff's Running School also had a great turnout. Thanks if you participated in any of these events! Click here to register for the Missoula Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K or Kids Marathon.

Jeff Galloway Series Draws A Crowd

by Pam Gardiner, Galloway Training Class Coach
This is the third time in as many years that nationally renowned Olympic runner, speaker, author, and coach Jeff Galloway came to Missoula in January. Each year, Jeff has drawn a crowd at his signature "You Can Do It" public lecture, encouraging everyone to get off the couch and use his run-walk-run method to become more active while reducing the risk of injury. This year, we added some more events, and the community responded with enthusiasm. 
There is still time to participate in the Galloway training programs! The official Galloway marathon program started January 27 and half marathon program starts March 10. Click here for full article.

Start Logging Your Miles for the 1200/2000 Mile Club

Members can now start logging their miles for the 1200 or 2000 Mile Club. This is a great way to see how much running our club really does. So post those miles and let's see how far we go in 2013. Even if you don't think you will run 1200 or 2000 miles, log those miles! We want to see how much our club runs. Some of you might feel that 1200 miles (or 2000 miles) is too big a number. Realize that if you run just over 23 miles a week for 52 weeks, you are in (or for the 2000 Mile Club just over 38 miles a week for 52 weeks). If you typically run fewer, but train for a bigger race, you could easily reach the target. If you get within shooting distance in December, you could run a few extra miles just to say, "I did it!" Some of you might be filling in the last few miles at the Run Wild Missoula New Year's Eve Run. Click here to log miles or find out more about the 1200/2000 Mile Club and to see a list of 1200/2000 Mile Club participants in 2012.

Back of the Pack - BOPers in Frenchtown

by Walter Max
BOP 3 colorRecently, I was able to join the BOPers in Frenchtown for a very chilly run with soup to follow at the home of Kevin and Carol Drake. It was only the second time I was able to meet up for their monthly get-togethers, as ranch life with hungry critters complicates our comings and goings. But Frenchtown is too close (I live outside of Alberton) not to join up with the group. And this time, I had company in the form of my wife Sue and two granddaughters who were joining Grandma on a walk while I ran. Unfortunately the weather made both a little tricky.
 Click here to read the entire article.

Run For The Luck Of It 7 Mile and 5K, March 16

by Jen von Sehlen, Run for the Luck of It Co-Race Director 


Montana winters are long, there's no question about it. We, as runners, run-walkers, and walkers, have to keep ourselves amused somehow, right?!? Sometimes we need a little extra motivation to get out there and face whatever the jet stream brings. Luckily, we have a lot of great events to push us out the door. Click here to read entire article. 

Member Profile: Cody and Pamela Stekly

by Terry Stekly
Get to know other Run Wild Missoula members. This month's profile is on Cody and Pamela Stekly. Click here to read entire article.

Winter Running

by Kristi Moore, Alpine Physical Therapy
Running in the winter months can be fun, beautiful and a great work out. Here are some important tips to help you prevent an injury while enjoying running during this time of year. 
Click here to read the entire article by Kristi Moore with Alpine Physical Therapy.

Running Safety Reminder on the One-Year Anniversary of Teacher Sherry Arnold's Disappearance

by Eva Dunn-Froebig, Run Wild Missoula Executive Director
One year ago teacher Sherry Arnold went for a run in Sydney and never returned home. Her remains were found two months later. Michael Keith Spell and Lester Van Waters are on trial for the alleged kidnapping and killing of Arnold. 
Click here to read the entire article.

Around Town

Runners Edge Grand Opening Weekend & Sale: Thurs., Feb. 7 (7pm-9pm): 10% off everything, including sale items, First pick at all winter sale apparel, Happy Hour with beer & wine, RWM Registration Night; Fri., Feb. 8: Catch 'Em If You Can packet pick-up (4-6pm), Happy Hour (4-6pm) Beer, Wine, popcorn and Brooks Pint Glasses for beer; Sat., Feb. 9: "Candy Bar" - Everybody Take a Shot! Free taste testing for nutritional products, Movies playing on the big screen in the basement!; Sun., Feb. 10:  "Sock it to Me Sunday," free pair of Runners Edge socks with a shoe purchase.


34th Annual Snow Joke Half Marathon, Feb. 23, Seeley Lake. 13.1 mile race sponsored by Cheetah Herders Athletic Club. See website for details.


Caesar Rodney Half Marathon (and 5K), March 17, Wilmington, Delaware. Looking for runners from all 50 states to celebrate their 50th year. Register and get more information here


Mountain Water Hit The Tap Bottle Exchange. No cost exchange due to safety concerns of any narrow-necked, stainless steel bottle as part of the Mountain Waters Hit The Tap Program. Bring in any narrow-mouthed metal water bottles by March 1st, and Mountain Water will exchange it for one of their 24 oz. wide-mouthed bottles. For more information click here

Run Wild,


Chris Everett, Running Wild Newsletter Editor

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