Thank You For Attending the Annual Meeting
Missoula Marathon Registration Open October 1 at 12 p.m.
Tread of the Undead: Zombie Essay Contest Winner
View from the Back
River City Roots Run Recap
Diva Day on October 12
Pumpkin Run on October 20
Tread of the Undead Zombie 5K on October 27
Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain) by Alpine Physical Therapy
Around Town



October 2013 
Letter from the Executive Director: Thank You For Attending the Annual Meeting
by Eva Dunn-Froebig, RWM Executive Director
Thank you to everyone for attending the Run Wild Missoula Annual Meeting of Members this past month. With over 150 people in attendance, this event keeps getting bigger and better as our club continues to grow and thrive.  Click here to read more of Eva's article about our Annual Meeting on September 11. Also read about the Nov. 2 RWM bus to the Montana Cup.
Missoula Marathon: Registration Open October 1
by Anders Brooker, Missoula Marathon Race Director
It's hard to believe, but October 1st is here and that means it's time to get signed up for the Missoula Marathon! With cool mornings, cross country meets in full swing, and the sight of pumpkins, it might feel like the Missoula Marathon is miles away. But registration opens on October 1st; it's time to get signed up. We've raised the registration cap of the Full and Half Marathon; we think after the event we had last year, both events will start filling up fast. Don't forget RWM members get a registration discount, so use the coupon code when you sign up! You can find your RWM coupon code when you log into your RWM account. Get signed up - July will here before you know it and it's great motivation to keep running during the winter months. 2014 Registration Cap: Full Marathon - 1,750; Half Marathon - 4,000; 5k - 1,000. Click here to register at noon on October 1.  
Tread of the Undead: Zombie Essay Contest Winner
by Rebecca Collinson, Race Director, Tread of the Undead 5K
Thank you very much for all the interest and great submissions for the essay contest for the Tread of the Undead Zombie 5k. It was entertaining to read all the entries and it was definitely a tough choice. There were many very good entries. After much deliberation our team has chosen the winning essay "First & Last Annual SHTF Fun Run 4 Your Life" by Martin Horejsi. So, if you are wondering how the Zombie outbreak occurred in Missoula please click here to read and enjoy!
View from the Back: Center of the Nation
by Pam Gardiner, Leader, Back of the Pack
BOP color-black"When is the view from the back not a view from the back?  Try one of the marathons/halfs organized by Clint Burleson of  These remarkable events score five stars for BOP-friendliness, and one unique characteristic is that the slower runners and walkers never feel the rest of the field pulling away and leaving them behind. The back is hard to find." Click here to read about this fun and unique run. 
River City Roots Run: Recap
by Nick Lockridge, River City Roots Race Director

With 337 participants the River City Roots Run was a super fun run this year and a great success! Click here to read about the recap of this run from Race Director Nick Lockridge. 

Diva Day on October 12

by Sue Falsey, Diva Day Race Director

Run Wild Women getting ready for Diva Day. We have almost 900 registered so far, so GET GOING! Or get left like Cinderella after midnight, and watch the pumpkin ...Register online at (no extra fee), use a brochure from around town, or download a form from 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 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.

Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain) by Alpine Physical Therapy

by Kristi Moore, MSPT, Alpine Physical Therapy 

Plantar fasciitis is something that many runners have experienced, possibly on a recurring basis. What is it? How can it be treated? Click here for article by Kristi. 

Around Town
Sixth Annual Homecoming Hustle 5K, 9:55 a.m., Oct. 5, Start downtown Missoula and run Homecoming Parade route to Washington Grizzly Stadium. Click here to register.
Hamilton Cross Country Team Community Run, 9 a.m., Oct. 5,  Hamilton Golf Course, FREE, donations to the Hamilton Cross Country program are welcome. More info: Mark Albert.

4th annual Whitefish Legacy Race, Whitefish. Oct. 13, Four single track trail races including a 20k, 10k, 4.5 mile and 1.5 mile runs.  Click here for details. 

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.


Halloween Haul Costume 5K Fun Run, 10 a.m., Oct. 26, McCormick Park
Benefits the UM Physical Therapy Student Association. Pre-register online hereContact:  


Mount Sentinel Hill Climb and "M" Trail Trot, 10 a.m., Oct. 27, Benefit University of Montana Triathlon Team. Click here to register.


Montana Cup Cross Country Meet, Deer Lodge, Nov. 2,  Men's race at noon, women's race to follow. Race distance 5 to 8K (exact course revealed race-day). Click here for details.  


10k / 5k Campus Rec Run , UM, 11 a.m. Nov. 2.  Start at UM's Fitness & Recreation Center on the north end of campus. Register online here. Call 243-2804 for more info.


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

Run Wild,


Chris Everett, Running Wild Newsletter Editor

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