You Are Invited to RWM's Annual Meeting
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September 2013 
Letter from the Executive Director: You Are Invited to RWM's Annual Meeting
by Eva Dunn-Froebig, RWM Executive Director
As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, Run Wild Missoula is required to have an annual meeting of its members. We don't mind as we're always looking for an excuse to get together, run and socialize. Start your evening with a run from member JB Yonce's house, 5501 Rattlesnake Drive at 5:30 p.m., led by the Run Wild Missoula Board of Directors. Click here to read more of Eva's article about our Annual Meeting on September 11 with all encouraged to attend!
RWM Board of Directors: Taking Applications
by Darr Tucknott, President of RWM Board of Directors
On behalf of the RWM Board of Directors, I would like to invite you to apply to serve on the board. We are currently accepting applications and hope to find 2-3 new board members for 3 year terms beginning in January 2014. Serving on the RWM Board is an opportunity to give back to the organization, while providing important vision, leadership, and direction for the future of RWM. The position requires meeting approximately every month for about 1.5 hours in board or committee meetings, along with communication in-between meetings. We are looking for individuals that are dedicated and excited about our mission and can bring diverse skills, talents, and perspectives to the board. If you are interested, please send to your resume and cover letter describing your interest and skills you would provide to the board. We currently have a committed and talented group and we are excited to bring on new board members! 
Hood to Coast 2013: Last Best Place Team
by Trish Drobeck, Missoula Marathon Sponsorship Director

Missoula was well represented at this year's Hood to Coast relay by Team: Last Best Place. The team was 4th in the women's open division and 51st overall out of 1,000+ teams. See team pictures here.

View from the Back: How I Became A Runner
by Jennifer Blood, Member, Back of the Pack
BOP color-black In December of 2011 I decided on a whim that I was going to become a runner. I was watching a former "Biggest Looser" do the Iron Man Hawaii on TV, and thought, I could do that...I just have to learn to run...and bike...and swim first. Running sounds cheap, I will start with that. Read Jennifer's article on what it meant to her to become a BOPer.
Member Spotlight: Rita Cerasoli
by Terry Stekly, RWM Member
I started running at the age of 19 and have never stopped. I'm not really competitive......I started running for the exercise and it's just become part of my life. Click here to read the profile about RWM member Rita Cerasoli.
1200/2000 Mile Club and Tuesday Track Reminders
by Eva Dunn-Froebig, RWM Executive Director

Please remember two special RWM club activities -- the 1200/2000 Mile Club and Tuesday Track/Cross Country. To be eligible for a 1200/2000 mile award you need to begin to enter your miles and our Tuesday Track workout turns to cross country on September 17. Read more here.

Courage to Start: WInners
by Gwen Florio, RWM Member

It's generally accepted that some of the best stories from any marathon can be found as those in the back of the pack cross the finish line. There you find people who've battled illness, injuries, weight, every personal demon you can imagine. Their successful finishes are rightfully celebrated. Read about three RWM members here. 

Diva Day- Alpine PT Registration & Showase on Sept. 5
by Sue Falsey, Diva Day Race Director

Alpine Physical Therapy is hosting a great registration/showcase event for Diva Day on Thursday, Sept 5 at their North office from 4:30-7:30. Their plans are fantastic: you can get a running/fitness consultation, experience their Core Align equipment (works on balance, strength, core, all over fitness,) get a chair massages by Massage Envy, win some great random drawings, and oh, yes, get a $2 discount on registration for our event. You will want to come even if you have signed up already,or are just thinking about doing the race. This is the place to learn more about your body and to see what Alpine has to offer. On Sept 5, attend, enjoy and register at Alpine Physical Therapy's showcase event at the Alpine PT North (2965 Stockyard Rd., behind Carino's restaurant) with Alpine PT, Massage Envy, and Run Wild Missoula.

4th Annual Missoula Mile on September 8
The Missoula Mile on September 8 benefits 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. 
Diva Day- Last Chance Dane Community Medical Center Registration Event on September 26

by Sue Falsey, Diva Day Race Director

Run Wild Women, have you missed the first showcase event for Diva Day? Attend the Last Chance Dance at Community Medical Center on Sept 26. This will be another fun event to get you excited about joining us for Diva Day. Oula dancing, music, snacks and more, and a chance to register online  at early bird prices. Mountain FM will be there with music and announcements.

Diva Day on October 12

by Sue Falsey, Diva Day Race Director

Run Wild Women getting ready for Diva Day. If you can't make the events at Alpine PT or Community Medical Center, you can... Register online at (no extra fee), use a brochure from around town, or download a form from  Early prices expire on Sept 22, so don't wait too long. The race is Oct 12, 2013, so start getting your act, your running shoes, your outfit, and your buddies together. Click here to learn more and to see the fantastic awards and activities just for women. Click here for additional information and online registration.  

Pumpkin Run on October 20

by Ben Schmidt, Pumpkin Run Race Director

Prize for Overall Winner at 113th Place! If possible, the Pumpkin Run 400 meter and 5K will again finish at Home Plate in the Osprey Baseball Stadium.  Race day registration starting at 8:35 a.m. is also at the Osprey Baseball Stadium. Click here to read more about the race.

Tread of the Undead Zombie 5K on 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 Sept. 15.  Registration is now open for the race. 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.

Treadmill Running

by Kristi Moore, MSPT, Alpine Physical Therapy 

Can running on a treadmill take the place of running outside when the smoke is bad?. Click here for the article from Kristi and find out her thoughts on treadmill running.

Around Town
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.


5K Race/Walk For Freedom, Sept. 14, 9:00 a.m. Teen Challenge Center, 3815 South 7th West, Missoula.  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.


Big Bear Stampede Trail Run, Sept. 21, Gardiner. 8K and 5K mountain course. Spaghetti fee, Billy Mills, and cash prizes.  Click here for more information.


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.


Heart Run 5K, Sept. 28, 9:15 a.m., Starts and finishes on UM Oval. American Heart Association. Click here for registration.


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


Mountain to Molehill, Oct. 19, Hamilton, 5K 10:30 a.m., 1 mile 11:30 a.m., BBQ and fun 12 noon. Benefit Aid for Mammography  Fund - Bitterroot Valey. Contact Kathy DeLong 375-9313 or 369-5699.


HumbugHellRun, May 24, 2014, Lincoln.  Click here for information.

Run Wild,


Chris Everett, Running Wild Newsletter Editor

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