Letter from the Executive Director: Run Wild Missoula's Annual Survey Results Are In
Missoula Marathon: Register and Book Travel Now
Start Logging Your Miles for the 1200 and 2000 Mile Club
5th Annual Run for the Luck of It: Sat. March 15th
Family Togetherness and RWM
Missoula 5K Corporate Challenge
Member Spotlight: Rog and Amy Lewis
Race Report - Snow Joke
Around Town

Galloway Half Marathon Training Class, starts Mar. 2, 8:00 a.m., Runners Edge basement classroom, then on Mar. 9 for remainder of training the class will start at 8:00 a.m. from The Loft 119 W. Main Street 



March 2014
Letter from the Executive Director: Run Wild Missoula's Annual Survey Results Are In
by Eva Dunn-Froebig, RWM Executive Director


Thanks to the 341 members who filled Run Wild Missoula's Annual Survey. We picked two members at random to receive a RWM shirt for taking the time to fill out the survey. The two lucky winners are Rebecca Merritt and Catherine Redfern. Congratulations on receiving a long sleeved RWM technical top to keep you warm and safe this winter and spring!


Click here for the survey results. Reading the survey gives us an idea of whom our club members are and how we can serve you all better.

Missoula Marathon: Register and Book Travel Now 
by Anders Brooker, Missoula Marathon Race Director
The weekend of July 11-13, 2014 will be here before we know it. Get signed up! The 2014 registration caps are: Full Marathon - 1,750; Half Marathon - 4,000; 5k - 1,000.  Click here for updates on the percentage of runners already registered for each race and to get yourself registered! RWM members - remember to use your discount when you register! You can find your coupon code when you log into your RWM account under "Discounts and Freebies," in the Membership section of Click here to find out about travel and lodging.
Start Logging Your Miles for the 1200 and 2000 Mile Club

by Eva Dunn-Froebig, RWM Executive Director 


2013 1200 Mile Club Gift

Looking for a new goal?  Make Run Wild Missoula's 1200 and 2000 Mile Club your new achievement for 2014. To view a list of members of the 1200 and 2000 Mile Club in 2013 visit the Run Wild Missoula website and go to the 1200/2000 Mile Club. Congratulations to everyone on logging all of those miles in 2013 and getting their gift!


Now it's time to start logging miles for 2014, if you haven't already done so. Click here to learn about the 1200 and 2000 Mile Club and to start logging those miles.  

5th Annual Run for the Luck of It! 5K/7-Miler/Kid's Run: Saturday, March 15th
by Jen von Sehlen, Race Director

Run for the Luck of It

St. Patrick's Day Fun is Just around the Corner!


It's March, my fellow runners and walkers, and though there may be 2+ feet of snow in the valley, berms up to our hips, and an amazing amount of pow in the mountains, there's a race to be run on Saturday, March 15 and we hope you'll be joining us for the 5th Annual Run for the Luck of It! Again, participants have two race distances from which to choose, 5K and 7-Mile. As in years past, both races will start and finish in downtown Missoula, on Pine Street, in front of Sean Kelly's; runners, walkers, skippers, and joggers will make their way through the West- and North-side neighborhoods, before winding back to the start via the North-side pedestrian bridge. And, for our young lads and lassies, the kids' dash is back and free as always!  Click here to read more about all that will be happening at the race - bag pipers, loads of food, prizes, and more. This is one fun run!  

Family Togetherness and RWM
by Sue Falsey, RWM Membership and Race Results Coordinator
Silke Jauck: Family Fun at Zombie Run - Photo by
Vo von Sehlen



Family togetherness counts for a lot, and running races together makes for fun times and lots of memories. 


Here's to two families, the McCurdy's and the Millett-Jauck's, for participating in so many Run Wild Missoula races that they could have had their own finish line!   Instead, they each have won a special Run Wild Missoula hat from Sauce Headwear, to stay looking so cool and to find each other in the races for 2014!

Click here to read more the races they ran and how the Millett-Jauck family gets ready for the races.


Missoula 5K Corporate Challenge
Cubicle-life got you down??

The Missoula Marathon is excited to announce a way for Missoula-area businesses to help their employees achieve wellness in 2014! The Corporate Challenge is designed to give 
employees access to an easily attainable training program to complete the Missoula 5K, on Saturday, July 12, 2014.  

Read more here.
Member Spotlight: Rog and Amy Lewis
by Terry Stekly, RWM Member 

This month Rog and Amy Lewis were kind enough to let us know more about themselves, when they started running, and how they are enjoying running together. Please read more about Rog and Amy here and introduce yourselves to them both while they are out on a run.  


Race Report - Snow Joke
by Gilia Patterson, RWM Member 

The Snow Joke half marathon was once again run, as is tradition, around Seeley Lake on the last Saturday of February. As befits its name, the race is run regardless of the weather or the footing. RWM was well-represented, again this year! RWM member, Gilia Patterson, writes about this year's race, which was under new management (but not without Pat Caffrey - the founder and soul of the race - who continued the tradition of awarding Cheetah Ranger membership to the winners). Click here to read about Gilia's account of the race. Gilia had a great race, placing third in her division! 

Around Town
Run For The Arts, Sat. March 8, 5K at 9:00 a.m. at Ft. Missoula. Senior project. Live music, awards, refreshments after the race at Big Sky High School. All proceeds donated to Big Sky School H.S. Drama.. Register at Runner's Edge, Title Boxing, Gatewest Stephen's Center or race day registration. More info:
Gorilla Booster Club, Sun. March 16, 1 mile, 5K or Obstacle course, at 12:00 p.m. Kalispell. Along historic rails to trails.  Go to for complete details and registration.
Griz Glow, Sat. March 22, 5K at 8:00 p.m. UM Golf Course. Glow glow sticks, glow zones, music on the course, age group awards, door prizes, and refreshments. Visit for more information and to register. 


Special Olympics of Montana 5K, Tues. March 25 at 5:00 p.m. McCormick Park. Fundraiser. Register online at


Wheat Montana, Sat. April 5 at 9:00am. Wheat Montana parking lot. For info call or e-mail Sara 406-546-1619 or  Paper registration only at Runners Edge or Wheat Montana on Reserve Street.


Run For The Trees, Sat. April 12, 5K and 10K at 10:00 a.m., 1 mile fun run at 11:30 a. m., McCormick Park. Each participant gets a tree! Register at Currents Aquatic Center or online at
Buttercup Run, Sat. April 12, half marathon, 10K, 5K, 1 mile, 10:00 a.m., Arlee High School.  Info at: downloadable registrations and online registrations coming soon), or contact Joe Weydt, 406-726-3335, or
Run Wild,


Chris Everett, Running Wild Newsletter Editor

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