RWM Welcomes Three New Board Members
Missoula Marathon Registration Underway
RWM's Pumpkin Run Donates to the Food Bank
RWM Donates to Friends of the M Trail
Member Spotlight: "Legs"
Diva Day .... Notes from a Newbie
Spring/Boston Marathon Training Class
New Year's Eve 2-Mile Prediction Run
Anterior Knee Pain
Around Town



(Turkey Day fun run not yet included.)

December 2013 
Letter from the Executive Director: RWM Welcomes Three New Board Members 
by Eva Dunn-Froebig, RWM Executive Director
Run Wild Missoula welcomes three new members of the Run Wild Missoula board of directors starting January 1, 2014. We are proud to include these three valuable individuals among our board members. We had a chance to get to know all three of them-Steve Brown, Suzanne Elfstrom and Bob Homer-recently. Between the three of them they bring legal expertise, marketing knowledge, financial experience and a history of serving on boards. Read Eva's interviews with our three new board members here
Missoula Marathon: Registration Is Underway
by Anders Brooker, Missoula Marathon Race Director
Missoula Marathon registration is in high gear! We were at the Seattle Marathon Expo on Nov. 29. We've raised the registration cap of the Full and Half Marathon but 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 
RWM Donates over $1,200 from Pumpkin Run 5K and 400 Meter Dash Race Proceeds 
by Eva Dunn-Froebig, RWM Executive Director

Run Wild Missoula recently donated the race proceeds from the Pumpkin Run 5K and 400 Meter Dash totaling $1,292.16 to the Missoula Food Bank. The Pumpkin Run was in its 18th year in 2013 and has been under the direction of Ben Schmidt since the beginning. We'd like to thank the Schmidt family for keeping the race going for all of these years. I'm sure the Missoula Food Bank and their customers appreciate it too!


Pumpkin Run 5K Race Director Ben Schmidt hands Missoula Food Bank Volunteer Coordinator Krystin Gehrich a check for over $1,200. 
RWM Donates $16,000 to Friends of the M Trail
by Eva Dunn-Froebig, RWM Executive Director
Run Wild Missoula recently made a commitment to donate $16,000 to the Friends of the M Trail to go toward a renovation of the M Trail trailhead. The M is the most used trail in the state of Montana with an average of 1,000 runners and hikers using the trail each day. Runners use the trail as a gateway to miles of trails on Mt. Sentinel. Specifically, Run Wild Missoula uses the trail during its Trail Running Classes in the spring and the fall and during the Pengelly Double and Single Dip trail runs in June each year. Read more about the renovation of the M Trail and see drawings of the proposal here
Member Spotlight: A Running Expose'
by Terry Stekly, RMW Member 
Meet RWM members "Legs" - ages 56 and 59.  
"RWM has supported our stripes, our leopard print, our flaming pink, our blue man and our good luck green even in the face of snags or runs. Whether we are running ahead, running around, running high, running the gauntlet or running along encouragement is there." 
Click here to read the entire article.
Diva Day:  Notes from a Newbie - Diva Teams and the Run Wild Community

by Kristjana Eyjolfsson, Diva Day Volunteer

More Divas "Before I even moved to Missoula I joined Run Wild.  See, I'd been a part of a really fun training group in San Jose, CA and I knew that if I found my running peeps I'd have instant community.  Unfortunately, a pesky old ankle injury has kept me from doing any actual running up until about last week, but I jumped right into to the planning committee for the Diva Run in October (the first meeting was a week after I arrived in Missoula) and was amazed by the fantastic bunch of people involved with the race - the planners, volunteers and the participants!" Read about Kristjana's fun experience herephoto by Neil Chaput de Saintonge

Spring/Boston Marathon Training Class

by Tim Mosbacher, Spring/Boston Marathon Training Class Leader

Winter's darkness and colder temperatures are here which means spring is just around the corner!  If you have run a marathon and are thinking of doing another this spring, Run Wild Missoula offers the Boston/Spring Marathon Training Class. Read more about the class here.  

New Year's Eve 2-Mile Prediction Run - Dec. 31
by Eva Dunn-Froebig, RWM Executive Director

New Year's Eve 2-Mile Prediction Run Slated for December 31 at PEAK Health and Wellness Center. Make your New Year's Resolution a little early this year and participate in the New Year's Eve 2-Mile Prediction Run on December 31 at 6 p.m. at PEAK Health and Wellness Center, 5000 Blue Mountain Road. The event is free for RWM members, PEAK members and those wearing a First Night button. It's also the last race of the year and counts toward RWM members' 7 Races for A Goodie challenge. Everyone who participates gets a door prize and post-race refreshments. Now you don't have an excuse to not attend. 

Read more about the here and the new start times with heat schedules
Anterior Knee Pain

by Kristi Moore, MSPT, Alpine Physical Therapy

Alpine PT Logo

Many runners have experienced knee pain during their running career. Read here about information to help you to figure out what could be happening and what to do if you are experiencing knee pain from Alpine Physical Therapy! 
Around Town
Missoula Jingle Bell Run/Walk 5K, 10 a.m., Dec. 7, Caras Park. Wear holiday themed costumes, tie jingle bells to your shoes and raise funds to fight arthritis. Includes 1K run with elves for children. Register online here or race day registration at 8:30 a.m. or at the Runners Edge.


Light The Way 5K Fun Run,  Kids race 6:15 p.m., 5K start 6:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 20, Linda Vista Golf Course. Luminaries, hot cocoa, Christmas lights & holiday music at a brand new location- the Linda Vista Golf Course. Come join in on the fun! For more info, click here

Rattlesnake Resolution Run 10K and 5K, 11 a.m. for the 10K and 11:15 a.m. for the 5K, Jan. 1, 2014, Rattlesnake School.  Click here for more information. 


Freezer Burn 10 Miler, Feb. 1,  9:15 a.m.board shuttle, 10 a.m. start. A point to point 10 mile road run along the scenic and quiet roads of the Miller Creek drainage near Missoula. Click here for more info.


35th Annual Snow Joke Half-Marathon, Sat. Feb. 22, 11 a.m., Seeley Lake. Racers can preregister online here or visit or register in person at Bob Ward's in Missoula.  

Run Wild,


Chris Everett, Running Wild Newsletter Editor

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