Executive Director: Running Despite Adversity
Missoula Marathon: By The Numbers
Missoula Marathon: Art Of The Run
View From The Back: The Courage To Start Award
Member Profile: McCurdy Family
Road Runners Club of America: Convention
Diva Day October 12: Get Ready
New! RWM Event: Tread of the Undead
Larger Than Life: Joanie
Aches & Pains With Increased Miles
Around Town

Expect the Unexpected: How to Manage Race Week Stress, June 10, 7 p.m., Good Food Store

Read & Run Book Club: Eat & Run, June 17, 5:30 p.m. Missoula Public Library

Run Wild Missoula Coffee Talk, June 19, 8 a.m., Runners Edge

Head Games: Sports Psychology for the Endurance Athlete, June 24, 7 p.m., Good Food Store

Beer Run- Kettlehouse Northside, June 26, 6 p.m.

Back of the Pack Social Run/Walk, June 29, 3:30 p.m., 1915 36th Street

Missoula Marathon Beer Run, Iron Horse Brew Pub, July 12, 6 p.m.

Missoula 5K, Double Tree Hotel, July 13, 8 a.m.

Missoula Kids Marathon, Boone & Crockett Club, July 13, 10 a.m.

Missoula Marathon & Half Marathon, July 14, 6 a.m.

River City Roots 4-Mile Run/Walk, Aug. 25, 9:30 a.m., XXXs

RWM Annual Meeting of Members, Sept. 11, 5:30 p.m., 5501 Rattlesnake Dr.

Run@Work Day, Sept. 20, noon, various locations

Sweathouse Half Marathon, Sept. 21, 9 a.m., Victor

Missoula All Women's Diva Day 5K, Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m., Community Medical Center

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

11 Miles to Paradise

  Age-Graded Results After 3 Races:Race Challenge Series

7 Races For A Goodie: Latest Tally - (Please check for corrections)

June 2013 
Letter from the Executive Director: Running Despite Adversity

by Eva Dunn-Froebig, Run Wild Missoula Executive Director

I have only run two marathons, but I faced challenges while training for both of them and those challenges made me feel stronger and feel more empowered to run. . . 


But my challenges were nothing compared to those that Brian Boyle faced when he participated in the Ironman Triathlon about a year after he was in a tragic car accident in which every major organ in his body was damaged and doctors thought he wouldn't survive, let alone walk again. Click here to read Eva's article about Brian and running despite adversity.

Missoula Marathon: By The Numbers

by Vic Mortimer, Missoula Marathon Registration Director

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2013 is the first year that entries for the Missoula Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K were capped. The marathon hit its 1,500 entry limit in early May; as of Friday afternoon on May 31, the half marathon had 3,225 entries - just 275 entries from the cap of 3,500. Both totals are records. Read more here
Missoula Marathon: Art Of The Run

by Kate Dineen, Dana Gallery

The Dana Gallery and Run Wild Missoula would like to invite you to come and enjoy The Art of the Run show. The Art of the Run is an exhibit of spectacular art all celebrating running.  We will have some of your favorite and well known artists showing new work as well as an exciting new group of artists' work. Read more here.

View From The Back: The Courage To Start Award

by Pam Gardiner, Leader, Back of the Pack 

"The miracle is not that I finished, but that I had the courage to start." The Courage to Start is the title of Bingham's first book. It is also the title we have adopted as a new option for recognizing members of our inspiring Run Wild Missoula community. Click here to read the entire article.

Member Profile: McCurdy Family

by Run Wild Missoula Member Terry Stekly
Meet the McCurdy Family, strong supporters of RWM. Click here to read article about the McCurdy Family.

Road Runners Club of America: Convention

by Run Wild Missoula Members Scott and Dara Rouse
Along with Executive Director Eva Dunn-Froebig we had the honor of representing RWM at the Road Runners Club of America national convention in Albuquerque, NM from May 2nd through May 5th. The convention was hosted by the Albuquerque Road Runners, which has 515 members. We tried to do a good job representing our club and our city. Click here for Scott and Dara's report.  


Also, click here for a report on the speakers at the convention by John Devitt, the Montana State Representative. The RRCA website also has excellent information for all runners, including how to avoid race scams.

Diva Day October 12: Get Ready

by Sue Falsey, Diva Day Race Director

Registration for the Missoula All Women's 5K Run on Diva Day officially opens on June 1. Start planning: shoes, training, check check. Next to think about ...outfit...hmmmm, hair.. hmmmm, friends to run with..easy, family to bring..easy too. But get it going. This year we are limiting participants to 1,350. Last year we had 1,109 register, and we have been growing by a couple of hundred every don't wait til the last day. Click here for more information and online registration.

We are also looking for a few good .. early volunteers. We're trying to make the event smoother, cleaner, greener, slicker, and more fun. We have a great team already but need a few more to complete the group. If you are organized, like arranging schedules and plans, contacting our expo participants, and getting up and out  at 6 am on Saturday Oct. 12 (at least with race supplied coffee,) you can volunteer as  the expo coordinator. Our sponsors and some others (food, kids table, face painters, photo booth) will have tables and equipment in or near one of the big white tents, and your job would be to coordinate with them: location, times, places, info they want presented to the participants, etc. It will require a couple of hours a week in August and September, then more time in early October to check in and keep everyone on time and on target. We will have a couple of coordinators' meetings in June/July just to get everyone working together. It's not super time consuming, but it is critical for you to be committed to keeping the task  going and to report on your progress. If you are interested, please contact  Sue.  

New! - RMW Event - Tread of the Undead 5K

On October 27, the Zombie 5k, a Run Wild Missoula event, will take place at Fort Missoula. In preparation for the race, we are holding a contest, asking people to submit a short essay explaining the reason why Missoula has been overrun by the zombies. Be as creative and funny and scary and imaginative as you can ad the best essay will receive a free race entry.  Your deadline is Friday, August 30. Please submit your essay. zombierun@runwildmissoula.orgClick here for more information. 

Larger Than Life: Joanie

by Run Wild Missoula Member Pam Gardiner
"It was August 5, 1984. The Los Angeles Coliseum. Her mother hugged her and whispered, "Now you can stop." Other friends and supporters echoed the theme: You have made your mark on history, now you can move on. You have won the first-ever women's Olympic marathon. Now you can settle down. Relax. Rest on your laurels. Get a life. Joan Benoit saw it differently." 
Click here to read entire article.  

Aches & Pains With Increased Miles

by Kristi Moore, MSPT, Alpine Physical Therapy
As we are getting closer to the Missoula Marathon and many other long distance races in Montana, there are likely to be an increase in aches and pains with the increase in mileage. This can be especially true for beginning runners, but also for experienced runners after a long winter with decreased weekly mileage. This month I felt it would be beneficial to talk about some ways to help decrease the aches and pains, as well as when you should seek professional advice. 
Click here to read the entire article by Kristi Moore.

Around Town

Runner's Edge Injury Prevention Night, June 4, 7:00 p.m., Runner's Edge.


Physical Therapy/Running Clinic - Monique Kresbach PT, RUN 4 KIDS fundraiser, June 10, 6:30 p.m. Cost $35.00, Limit 15, Runner's Edge, call 829-0728 to register.   


Koala Krawl & Kangaroo Hop, Friday June 7, 6:30 p.m., Victor.  More info.


Walk For Life, 5K, Kim Williams Trail, June 15, 9:00 a.m. Register Online.


Tyler Hamilton at the Wilma, June 17, 7:00 p.m.  Tickets Online.


Ten Spoon 10K, June 19, 6:30 p.m., Ten Spoon Winery.Register Online


Trail Rail Run 50 Mile, 50K, 30K & 10K, June 22, Mullan, Idaho to St. Regis, MT. Register online.


Celebrate The Swan "Race for the Trails, June 29, 9 a.m., Condon.


Schweitzer Mountain Trail Run, July 20, 3 .5 and 10 miles. More info.


Book'n it for the Library, 8K, 3K  July 27, Missoula Public Library.  Register online or Missoula Public Library.  More info call 406-721-2665. 


Dirty Dash, Sept. 7.  Registration online.


Sioux Falls Marathon, September 8. $10 discount to RWM members with promo code SFMHMR. Register online.


Center of the Nation Series, Sept. 16, 5 marathons, 5 days in 5 states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska. More info.

Run Wild,


Chris Everett, Running Wild Newsletter Editor

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