Missoula Marathon
Galloway Class Finishes Fourth Year
View From The Back: Start Them Early
Courage To Start: Sue & Glenn
Wear Your Support for Run Wild Missoula
Member Spotlight: Oliver & Melissa
Diva Day: October 4
Alpine Physical Therapy: IASTM
Around Town

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



July 2014
Missoula Marathon
by Anders Brooker, Missoula Marathon Race Director
It's Time To Run! 
The Missoula 5K is FULL!  The Missoula Half Marathon is FULL!  The Missoula Marathon is nearly full - it is time to make that last minute sign-up. Good luck to all runners. You have trained hard and it is now time to rest up and have a great run! 
Bus Pickup
4:15am - 5:15am
We are excited to announce we have made a big improvement for 2014 and moved the bus pickup to the Adams Center at the University of Montana!  Due to safety concerns and the size of our event, we ask that every participant take the buses to the Full and Half Marathon starts. 

Our new locations allows us to load more buses at once and with a greater parking/drop off area. There is parking available at the the Adams Center the morning of the race, but most folks will park on the streets of downtown or use one of the great parking garages and walk to the Adams Center.  Remember parking is free downtown Missoula on the weekends!

Click here for a bus pickup map under "Bus Shuttle" and more race info.

Volunteers Needed
Volunteer are still needed. Please check the Missoula Marathon volunteer page and sign up to help with marathon weekend.

Raceday Drop in Childcare Available!
MM and The Jungle at THE PEAK Health and Wellness Center Downtown have partnered to offer race day drop in childcare to race participants on Sunday, July 13th, from 4:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Children must be between the ages of 12 months and 12 years and the cost is $50 per child.  Please go here for more information.

Confirmed Registration
Please click here to confirm your registration and make sure we have your correct info.  Thanks!
Missoula Marathon, Half Marathon - Elite Runners to Participate 

The 2014 Missoula Marathon for its first time in race history has all four of the prior year marathon and half marathon race winners coming back to defend their titles. Run Wild Missoula will host the eighth annual race on July 13 and for the first time will offer a prize package that could award the 2014 winners $1,000.


Read more here about the exciting runners coming to the Missoula Marathon and Half Marathon.  
Galloway Class Finishing Fourth Year 

by Pam Gardiner, Galloway Class Program Leader


Jeff Galloway packed the house at the Wilma on his first trip to Missoula in January 2011.  A few weeks later, nearly 70 people signed up for the Galloway training class to prepare for the Missoula Marathon or Half six months later.  Jeff also ran the marathon, and celebrated afterward with class members at Mackenzie River Pizza.  That cycle has repeated each year, and the fourth RWM Galloway class is about to graduate. More than 300 folks have participated, some for all four years that the program has been offered. 


Read more here about this year's class and events with Jeff Galloway!

View From The Back: Start Them Early
by Gwen Florio, RWM Member 

Dixon's school is tiny, with only 45 pupils in kindergarten through eighth grade, but its goals are big. In addition to the usual reading, science and math, teachers aim to get kids up and running-literally.  


Every day, Dixon schoolchildren whose parents sign permission slips have the option of running "The Bench" on a two-mile route that takes them up a steep hill behind the small, white school, along a long ridgeline, and back down through town. The training culminates in an all-school run each spring, with real race bibs provided by The Runners Edge in Missoula.  Read more here about the runners at Dixon school.

Courage To Start: Sue & Glenn
by Gwen Florio, RWM Member 

Beginning a year ago, Run Wild members have offered the chance to nominate runners they find particularly inspirational when it comes to that sort of courage. Nominees are interviewed about why they started - and why they keep running. We think you'll find their answers as uplifting as we do. 


This month's nominees are Sue and Glenn Burwick of Stevensville.  Click here to read more about Sue & Glenn.

Wear Your Support for Run Wild Missoula
Ready For the Missoula Marathon! 
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: Oliver & Melissa 

by Terry Stekly, RWM Member


Meet Oliver Todd  Simianer, 8 years old and his mom Melissa Simianer age 34.  This duo is training for the 2014 Missoula Half Marathon. 


Read here about how they inspire each other in the Missoula Marathon training group. What an amazing and happy pair of runners! 

Diva Day: October 4

by Sue Falsey, Diva Day Director

Diva's . . . get gear/outfit planning started. RWM's Missoula All Women's 5K run is on Diva Day October 4. Registration is now open. Click here.

Alpine Physical Therapy: IASTM - An Effective Treatment Approach for Common Chronic Running Injuries 

by Antara Quinones, DPT, Alpine Physical Therapy


Alpine PT Logo IASTM is short for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, and just might be the answer if you have been dealing with nagging, recurrent muscle or "soft tissue restrictions". Read more here from Alpine to see if this therapy may help you.

Around Town
Ponderosa Pine Relay, July 18-19, 6-12 runners, 200 miles from Weiser to Cascade.


Mud Run, July 19, Polson Fairgrounds, 5K or 1 mile. Free parking in conjunction with Polson Cherry Festival. More details and registration from at Boys & Girls Club website or call the club at 406-676-5437 or Lowell at 883-5623.


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. 
Third Annual Book It For The Library, July 26, 8K 8:30 a.m. and 3K 9:00 a.m. Register online with no extra fees . Prizes for top finishers, prizes for literary-theme costumes, raffle, music and refreshments. Volunteers are needed. Call Stephen to volunteer and the library with questions 406-721-2665.
Mission Mountain Classic, Aug. 2, 8:00 a.m., 5K and 10K, Community Bank Ronan. In conjunction with Ronan Pioneer Days. Registration on Boys & Girls Club website 
Marshall Mountain Trail Runs, Aug. 2, 5:00 p.m., 5K & 10K, Marshall Mountain Ski Area, Missoula. Live music and BBQ.
Run Wild,


Chris Everett, Running Wild Newsletter Editor

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