Letter from the Executive Director: This Year's Boston Marathon Was More Than A Race
Missoula Marathon: Registration
Congratulations to Hillary Ogg and Family
Run Wild Mssoula Library
Support Run Wild Missoula During Give LOCAL Missoula Day
View From The Back: Running With Family
Wear Your Support for Run Wild Missoula
Member Spotlight: Catherine Price
Gratitude from Rebecca Collinson
Alpine Physical Therapy: Should Runners Stretch?
Around Town

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 

Beer Run, July 30, 6:00 p.m., Silver Dollar



May 2014
Letter from the Executive Director: This Year's Boston Marathon Was More Than A Race
Trisha - Boston Marathon 2014 photo courtesy Redfern family
by Eva Dunn-Froebig, RWM Executive Director

The Boston Marathon on April 21, Patriots' Day, was a significant day for runners all over the world. It was a day for us to prove our resilience and show that last year's Boston Marathon bombing won't stop us from running.


 In fact, more people wanted to participate in this year's Boston Marathon than ever before to show their support for the City of Boston and the victims of last year's marathon.


Locally, 13 runners from Missoula participated in the Boston Marathon, including Trisha Drobeck who ran in the women's elite field. The Runners Edge hosted a live screening of the Boston Marathon and we all got to watch and cheer together as Trisha crossed the finish line on screen. 

 Click here to read more about RWM's support of  the Boston Marathon. 
Missoula Marathon: Registration
by Anders Brooker, Missoula Marathon Race Director
Missoula Marathon, Filling up fast...Race caps getting closer!
The Missoula Marathon and Half Marathon are over 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

Missoula Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Training Photo Contest
The Missoula Marathon, Half Marathon and Missoula 5K are coming up and you should be training! We're holding a contest - what's your best in-training photo? Post a photo here to be entered to win lunch with Olympian, Jeff Galloway, July 12th. Submissions may be posted from 12:00 a.m., April 16, to 12:00 a.m., June 15, with voting open 12:00 a.m., June 16, to 12:00 a.m. June 30. Enter here!

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: 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.
Congratulations to Hillary Ogg and Family 


Congratulations to RWM Program Coordinator Hillary Ogg and family. Hillary gave birth to a baby boy on Friday, April 25. 


He is 7 lbs. 8 oz. and 20" long and both mom and baby Ogg are healthy.   

Run Wild Missoula Library 

by Nick Lockridge, RWM Member

Hey runners,  

Check this out! The Run Wild Missoula members' library is now available for you to peruse down in the RWM office. We have roughly 100 books, magazines and pamphlets - all related to running - just waiting for you to check out and take home. We recently created an online account with in order to catalogue our growing supply of running literature. Click here to read about how to check out the books!

Support Run Wild Missoula During Give LOCAL Missoula Day, May 6
by Eva Dunn-Froebig, Executive Director

Give LOCAL Missoula is a powerful 24-hour, online giving event that connects Missoulians with community nonprofits like Run Wild Missoula to reinforce the value of both local philanthropic giving and community engagement. LOCAL nonprofits' involvement in the event will give members of our community the chance to find and support an organization whose mission aligns with their passion, or to make an amplified impact to an organization they already support with the help of the Missoula Community Foundation's $10,000 Stretch Pool. Give LOCAL Missoula's 2014 goal is to raise $100,000 for Missoula nonprofits during this one day!  Read more here.

View From The Back: Running With Family
by Shannie Miller, RWM Member

BOP color-black I never thought of myself as a runner or even an active person but I guess now I am.  Our family enjoys outdoor activities just as much as the next but I was never the one to suggest an outing.  That sure has changed! I started run/walking after I had Aspynn two and a half years ago and have not looked back since. Read here for the rest of Shannie's view from the back. 

Wear Your Support for Run Wild Missoula
by Eva Dunn-Froebig, Executive Director
Run Wild Missoula has released new club singlets, so you can show your support for your local, community running and walking club. RWM members and runners and walkers in the community can enjoy this lightweight singlet made by Sugoi during training runs and local and out-of-town races. Wearing your singlet signifies your support for Run Wild Missoula. In addition, the back of the singlet promotes the Missoula Marathon as our hometown race. 
We look forward to seeing a sea of orange (for men) and light blue (for women) during the spring and summer race season this year. Club singlets are $30 and RWM get a 10% discount. Thank you for your support! Purchase them at the Runners Edge, 304 North Higgins Ave. or on the RWM website. Go shopping. 
Member Spotlight: Catherine Price

by Terry Stekly, RWM Member

Serendipitous - that is what I call it when I have a chance encounter with a RWM member that I meet for the first time, outside of running!  Our group is amazingly diverse, we are everywhere.  Click here to enjoy reading about Catherine Price. 

Gratitude from Rebecca Collinson: Including Flap Jack Fundraiser in February

by Rebecca Collinson, RWM Member

Hello all my running friends & extended family! I just wanted to drop you all a note of thanks and give you a quick update on my healing progress. First of all, I wanted to say that the Operation Flapjack Fundraiser that was held in February that many of you participated in, meant a lot to me & definitely helped offset the cost of being in Arizona for 2 weeks going to the Mayo Clinic. --- Thankfully the trip was a success!  Read more here from Rebecca Collinson. RWM is so happy that Rebecca is doing well!  

Alpine Physical Therapy: Should Runners Stretch?

by Kristi Moore, MSPT, 

Alpine Physical Therapy, North

Alpine PT LogoLately I have been asked by many people about stretching, particularly in relation to running.  My answer is yes, but it needs to be done correctly and at the right time.  Read more here about stretching and when to do dynamic stretching and when to do static stretching. 
Around Town
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: 


Running Injuries Seminar, May 8, 6:00 p.m., Missoula Bone and Joint. Free. Call 721-4436 to reserve a seat email 


Fit to Fight , May 17, 10:00 a.m., Peak Triathlon, block of 10 entry spots with entry proceeds to Fit to Fight. Contact for entry info or to volunteer.


Spring Run-off, May 25, Half Marathon,  Red Lodge, Montana. 
Sunday Streets, June 1,  seeking volunteers. Sign up at


Paw Power 5K, June 7, 9:00 a.m., Pineview Park - Rattlesnake. All proceeds to Service Animals for You and Service Animal Association.


Stroke Awareness 5K Run/Walk, June 14, 10:00 a.m., Fort Missoula.


Ten Spoon 10K, June 18, 6:30 p.m., Ten Spoon Vineyard.


Potomac Pioneer Trail Runs, June 21, 11 mile &6 mile run, 9:00 a.m., Potomac School. All proceeds to Potomac Athletic Complex.


12th Annual Celebrate the Swan Foot & Bike Race, 9:00 a.m., Swan Ecosystem Center, Condon.
Ponderosa Pine Relay, July 18-19, 6-12 runners, 200 miles from Weiser to Cascade.


Run & "Shoot", July 19, 7:45 a.m., Alberton, Western Montana Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation. 5K run with 1 mile and 6 "shoot" stations (frisbees, nerf pistols etc.) or 721-7171. 
Run Wild,


Chris Everett, Running Wild Newsletter Editor

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