Executive Director: Recognition of Missoula Marathon Training Class Coaches
Missoula Marathon: Recap
Missoula Marathon: Run-Walk-Run
View From The Back: BOP, BOP, Boppin' Along
Member Spotlight
John Hart and the Western States 100
Beginning Running Class
River City Roots 4-Mile Run/Walk: Aug. 25
4th Annual Missoula Mile: Sept. 8
Missoula's All Women's 5K: Oct. 12
Tread of the Undead Zombie 5K: Oct. 27
New! RWM Running Library
Missoulians, Beat the Heat
Around Town

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

Back Of Pack Social, Aug. 31, 3:30 p.m., 2835 Lorraine Dr.

Missoula Mile, Sept. 8, 9 a.m., Runner's Edge

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

Pumpkin Run 5K & 400 meters, Oct. 20, 9:45 a.m., Osprey Stadium

Beginner Runner 102 Training Class, Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m. Runner's Edge

Tread of the Undead Zombie 5K, Oct. 27, Fort Missoula

Turkey Day 8K & 3K Family Fun Run, Nov. 28, 9:30 a.m., Toole Park

New Year's Eve 2-mile Prediction Run, 6 p.m., Peak Health & Wellness Center

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

Missoula Marathon and Half Marathon Results

Missoula Marathon 5K Results

 Results and winners of the Age-Graded Spring Race Challenge Series 

 7 Races For A Goodie: Latest Tally - (Recent corrections will appear in the next Run Wild)

August 2013 
Letter from the Executive Director: Recognition of Missoula Marathon Training Class Coaches

by Eva Dunn-Froebig, Run Wild Missoula Executive Director

The Missoula Marathon was over almost one month ago, but we're still hearing inspiring stories from participants. Many of them wouldn't have completed their goal of running a marathon or half marathon without the help of their coaches or training partners. Click here to read more of Eva's article about recognition of the coaches of the training classes.

Missoula Marathon: Recap

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by Anders Brooker, Missoula Marathon Director
The 7th annual Missoula Marathon has come and gone and it was a great day!  As a RWM member and a runner in our community, I hope most of you were able to take part in what turned out to be an awesome weekend. Click here to read more from Missoula Marathon Race Director Anders Brooker.
Missoula Marathon: For Everything (Run-Walk-Run) There Is a Season.

by Pam Gardiner, Missoula Galloway Training Program Director

I have loved the Missoula Marathon ever since running the half in its inaugural year. Then I volunteered for a couple of years. The past three years, however, have been the best for me. Since 2011, marathon day has capped off six months of training for the Galloway marathon-half marathon class I coach with John Pitcairn. Read more from Galloway Training Class Coach Pam Gardiner.

View From The Back: BOP, BOP, BOPPin' Along!

by Amy Lewis, Member, Back of the Pack 

I was in no way prepared for a 13 plus mile run and only had a paltry bottle of water with me, but I decided to give it a try. If I had known they were going to run that far, I would not have shown up. The run turned out pretty well and it was the farthest distance I had ever attempted and completed. I liked it, but was not going to become a RWRer as I considered myself a run-runner. . .  Read Amy's article on becoming a RWRer (run-walk-runner).

Member Spotlight

by Run Wild Missoula Member Terry Stekly
"I love to run long distance because it's fun, and even if it hurts, you always have the reward of doing it." Click here to read this inspiring profile about RWM members Lukas (age 11) and Martin Horejsi.  

John Hart and the Western States 100 

by John Hart, Run Wild Missoula Member

"Staggering Scared In The Canyon Of The American River or What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger, Probably ... Perhaps...I Guess" Click here to read about John Hart's Western States 100 mile run with 100 degree temperatures.

Beginning Running Class - Starts Aug. 21

by Miranda Ming, Leader, Beginning Running Class Coach

Every fall the beginning running class inspires a new group of runners to lace up their shoes. This popular 8-week class is back. Read more here. To register and for more information click here

 River City Roots 4-Mile Run/Walk - Aug. 25

by Nick Lockridge, RWM Intern and River City Roots Race Director

Like the Missoula Marathon, the River City Roots run began in 2007 and will be celebrating its seventh annual running this summer. This year's race is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 25th and it starts at 9:30 a.m. on Alder Street, not far from the giant red XXXXs. The race this year is capped at 600. Read more about the race here. For additional information and to register click here.  

 4th Annual Missoula Mile - Sept. 8

The Missoula Mile to benefit Prostate Cancer Awareness. The first 100 people to register guaranteed hats. Big Dipper ice cream at the finish! Raise funds for prostate cancer treatment and awareness by creating your own fundraising campaign. The top fundraiser will get a pair of shoes, thanks to the Runners Edge. Click here for more information and to register. 

Missoula's All Women's 5K on Diva Day: Oct. 12

by Sue Falsey, Diva Day Race Director

"Ok women, listen up!  Hope you are thinking about the day. It will soon be here!" Click here to learn more and to see the fantastic awards and activities just for women.  Click here for additional information and online registration.  

 Tread of the Undead Zombie 5K - Oct. 27

This new Run Wild Missoula event will take place at Fort Missoula. Click here for more information about the event and the essay contest which ends August 30  Also, The organizers of the Tread Of The Undead Zombie 5k are currently seeking volunteers to help out in preparation & on race day, Sunday October 27. Anyone who is interested in volunteering for what promises to be a very fun and unique race should contact the Volunteer Coordinator James Johnson or the Race Director Rebecca Collinson 

 New! - RWM Running Library 

Hey Runners,
Read here about how you can help Run Wild Missoula in starting our new running library. If you have any questions contact RWM here.   

Missoulians, Beat the Heat

by Leah Versteegen, MS, DPT, Alpine Physical Therapy 

Missoula's summers are just plain HOT! It is important to remember to stay hydrated. Click here to read quick tips  about dealing with Missoula's hot weather during the summer. 

Around Town

The 11th annual An Ri Ra Montana Irish Festival, Aug. 10, Butte, 5K/10K at 9:15 a.m. and 1 mile walk/run at 8:30 a.m. Register online.  

Bitter Root Water Forum's Run for the River!, Aug. 10, Hamilton, 5K, 5 p.m. See here for information. Register  here

31st Annual Big Mountain Run, Aug. 10, Whitefish, Whitefish Mountain Resort, 10 a.m. More info.  


3rd Annual Bigfork River Run/Walk 5K, Aug. 10, Bigfork. Sole fundraiser for the Bigfork High School Cross Country team.  For more information contact Jill Morley at 212-6760 or Registration here
4th Annual Run the Big Hole, Aug. 17, Wisdom, 5K & 10K.  This is a great opportunity to experience the Big Hole Valley and the Big Hole Battlefield. More information and register here
48th Augúst Road Race, Montana's Second Oldest Footrace, Aug. 22, Helena. 3.8 mile point-to-point fast course (mostly dirt road). Starts at 7:15 p.m. at intersection of Head Ln. and Country Club Ave. $5 entry fee. Race day registration only (opens at 6:30 PM, near the starting line). More info here. 
11th Annual Whitefish Friends & Family Fun Run/Walk 10K, 5K & 1 mile, Aug. 24, Whitefish, 9:30 a.m. Call 406-862-9378 or more info here.    


Dirty Dash, Sept. 7, Missoula Equestrian Park.  Join CASA of Missoula and the Dirty Dash for a day of muddy fun! Enter "CASA" into the promo code to give 35% of your entry fee to CASA of Missoula.  Read more here.  Register online.


Sunday Streets, Sept. 8, Downtown Missoula.  Click here for more information. Volunteers needed for 2-hour shifts with free t-shirt, snacks and Big Dipper ice cream coupon.  To volunteer contact Drew Larson 406-552-6732. 


3rd Annual Bozeman Marathon and Half Marathon, Sept. 8, Bozeman. All information here.  


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


38th Mount Helena Run, Sept. 14, Helena. 10 a.m. Start @ Walking Mall & Broadway - Downtown Helena . A 5.6 mile run.  Registration here.


Diploma Dash 5k and 1 mile fun run/walk, Sept. 14, Missoula. 10 a.m., Starts at the Van Buren Walking Bridge.  Registration here.


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


Poverello Center 5K, Sept. 21, Missoula Co. Fairgrounds, 6 p.m. Fundraiser for Poverello Center and senior project. Register here and search for "zombie 5K" or call Austin Violette 406-546-8919.


3rd  Annual Rockin' Race for AIDS Awareness,  Sept. 29, Missoula. 5k and 10k courses, run or walk. 10:30 a.m. start time.  Register here

Run Wild,


Chris Everett, Running Wild Newsletter Editor

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