Letter from the Executive Director: Run Wild Missoula Contributes $20,000 For Hellgate Track
Missoula Marathon: Register and Book Travel Now
Race Timing Workshop: April 14
Ride The Bloomsday Bus With Us: May 4
View From The Back: BOP Socials
6th Annual Superfun(d) Run: April 19
YMCA River Bank Run Discount
Alpine Physical Therapy: Shin Splints
Around Town

Monday Evening Core Strength Training For Runners, April 14, 5:15 - 6:00 p.m., MOVE Missoula, 1900 Broadway C


Eat & Run: Eating to Compete, April 24, 5:45 p.m. optional walk/run, 6:30 p.m. cooking class

Beer Run: Laughing Grizzly, April 30, 6:00 p.m., 2300 W. Broadway

Ride The Bloomsday Bus with Us, May 4 

BOP Social Run/Walk, 3:30 p.m.,May 17, Silver Park Pavilion 

Missoula Kid's Marathon Training Lap, June 5, Washington Grizzly Stadium, 5:30 p.m. 

Missoula 5K, July 12, 8:00 a.m. Higgins Ave. just north of Higgins Bridge

Missoula Kid's Marathon, July 12, 10:00 a.m., Caras Park Pavilion 



April 2014
Letter from the Executive Director: Run Wild Missoula Contributes $20,000 to Hellgate Track Surfacing
by Eva Dunn-Froebig, RWM Executive Director

Run Wild Missoula has contributed $20,000 to the surfacing of Hellgate Track at John Toole Park (Riverbowl). Missoula XC TF, the nonprofit fiscal sponsor of the project, estimates the total cost of the project is approximately $250,000.


"We are pleased to have contributed to this significant community project," said Carol Lipp, president of Run Wild Missoula's board of directors. "On behalf of all our members, our hope is it will create excitement and awareness of the need for the surfacing project and encourage other community members, businesses and foundations to support it as well." Click here to read more about RWM's contribution.

Missoula Marathon: Register and Book Travel Now 
by Anders Brooker, Missoula Marathon Race Director
Missoula Marathon, Filling up fast...Race caps getting closer!
The Missoula Marathon and Half Marathon are officially 60% full! Don't miss your chance to participate this year. Make sure to log in to: It's going to be the best Missoula Marathon yet!  Registration Limit (Full and Half both filled in 2013)
Full Marathon - 1,750
Half Marathon - 4,000
5k - 1,000

We're Famous!
Missoula Marathon one of World's Best 16 Marathons (official parter of the Live Strong Foundation) compiled a list of the World's Best 16 Marathons and guess who joined the ranks?!?!? That's right, your's truly, the Missoula Marathon. Check out their slide show at

New Travel Options
Missoula International Airport recently announced that Frontier Airlines is beginning service in and out of Missoula, effective June 13! Great news, as Frontier's major hub is Denver, where they connect to more than 30 other locations. Book your travel early so you're sure to get a seat! Check out Missoula International Airport for a list of airlines.

NEW: The BIG Three! Three Runs to Participate In
The Missoula Marathon weekend just got a little more fun (who knew that was possible?!?) with the announcement that they will be tracking race participants in three runs on race weekend. Participants can choose to run the Beer Run (free - no registration required), on Friday, July 11, the Missoula 5K, on Saturday, July 12, and either the Missoula Full or Half Marathon, on Sunday, July 13. More details to follow - if you're interested in participating, you'll need to sign up for the Missoula 5K and the Full or Half soon...race caps are getting close! 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 register.
Race Timing Workshop: April 14

by Eva Dunn-Froebig, RWM Executive Director 

RWM will hold a Race Timing Workshop on Monday, April 14 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.for FREE, in the basement classroom of the Runner's Edge. Learn the basics of what is involved in hand timing a race. This workshop will be led by Anders Brooker, owner of the Runners Edge, Missoula Marathon Race Director and Hellgate High School distance running coach. Anders has been timing races for several years and will cover the logistics of timing a race, including organizing volunteers, communicating to participants, how to use the timing equipment, setting up a simple finish line and compiling race results efficiently. By the end of the session, you will have the knowledge needed to volunteer as part of the timing team at a race. This class is free for Run Wild Missoula members and dinner will be provided.  Register here.

Ride The Bloomsday Bus With Us: Sunday, May 4
by Eva Dunn-Froebig, Executive Director

Runner Friendly By the time you rent a hotel, Bloomsday on Sunday, May 4, 2014, can cost a lot more than the $17 entry fee. So why not travel with Run Wild Missoula and make it a one day deal? Register here online for the bus and register for the race online. COST: $50 for RWM members and $55 for non-members through April 11 at 12 p.m. $70 for RWM members and $75 for non-members April 11 at 12 p.m. - April 30 at 12 p.m. Registration closes on April 30 at 12 p.m.  Click here to find out more about the Bloomsday Bus. 


Also, read here how enjoyable the bus ride is from one of our Bloomsday Bus hosts. Carol Hedges and her sister Bonnie will once again greet repeat and new riders as your bus hosts. They have been making the annual journey to Spokane since 1988 and hope those who rode the bus in the past will consider doing it again this year. And, for those of you that have not they encourage you to give it a try!  

View From The Back: BOP Socials April  to August
by Pam Gardiner, Leader of the Back

BOP color-black Thanks to Carol Drake, who has offered to coordinate Back of the Pack social run-walk events, we have a calendar of socials running from April through August. Click here to see all dates, times and places. Make sure these dates and places are on your calendars.


 Announcements will be repeated as the dates near. 

6th Annual Superfun(d) Run: April 19
by Sue Furey, Race Director 
Superfund Run Come celebrate spring, Earth Day and the running on trails in Bonner.
The 1 mile, 5K and 10K will suit everyone's fancy. All runners
will receive a beautiful springlike pair of running socks. This run
is FREE to all kids through 8th grade, thanks to our sponsors 
KC and Jenn Brewington, Double J Construction, Townsquare Media, Matson's Laboratories and Friends of 2 Rivers. Register up until April 18th online for $18.00 for members, $20.00 non members. Race day registration is $25.00 ($23.00 for RWM members). Click here to register. 
YMCA Riverbank Run Discount For RWM Members
The YMCA has a 10% discount on Riverbank Run registration for Run Wild Members Yay! It is a pretty awesome discount, all categories are included, even family registration. Here is the case sensitive coupon code: rwmYMCArbr14 Join the YMCA for the 2014 Riverbank Run on Saturday, May 10th! 1 Mile ~ 5K ~ 10K ~ Trifecta. Register online here or stop by the Y today!
Alpine Physical Therapy: Shin Splints

by Kristi Moore, MSPT, 

Alpine Physical Therapy, North

 Alpine PT LogoAs runners begin to increase the distance with training for longer runs there are many areas that can be affected, or possibly injured. One common area that runners complain of is shin splints. This is pain in the lower inside leg (along the tibia) caused by abnormal stress placed on the outside layer of the tibia bone by overuse of either the anterior tibialis or the posterior tibialis, usually associated with a change in activity level. Read more here about treatment of shin splints and when to seek professional treatment. 
Around Town
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
6th Silver Bow Montessori Spring Fling Fun Run, Butte.The race, shuttles, and registration will be at the school, 1800 Sunset Rd, Butte, MT. Pre-registration is available at  
5th Montana Warrior Run , Sat. April 19, Helena 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run, along with the option to run all three races as a Trifecta participant. Registration at


6th Annual Montana Made Run 5K/10K, Sat. April 26, McCormick Park, This race supports and features Montana Made Business and Products, with all proceeds going to the International Association of Firefighters Burn Foundation. Your choice: 5K, 10K, and 5K Donut Challenge. Register


2nd Annual Cougar Chase, 5K & 1 mile run, 9:00 a.m., Clinton Prizes, Raffles and More! More information and registration can be found at 
gASPing for Air, May 4, 1:00 p.m., UM Footbridge, The Skaggs School of Pharmacy APhA-ASP student group to fundraise money in order to send children with asthma to Camp Huff 'N' Puff. Register at: 
Run Wild,


Chris Everett, Running Wild Newsletter Editor

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