Saturday, April 28, 2007

Missoula Marathon Runners in Training at the YMCA Riverbank Run

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

Today was a great race day with warm, sunny weather as thousands of Missoula runners & walkers participated in the 35th Annual YMCA Riverbank Run. Scores of Run Wild Missoula members were in the 1 M, 5K, 10K or the Trifecta (all 3) races.

RWM Missoula Marathon Training Program members were out in force in their brand new sporty MM Training shirts.

Special thanks to Nancy S. for holding down the fort at the RWM table and passing out lots of Missoula Marathon & Kids Marathon brochures.

Monday, April 23, 2007


The Missoula Marathon ran into complications with the University of Montana, Adams Center and Washington-Grizzly Stadium, which prompted us to pursue an equally fabulous location for our finish.

So picture this – finish your half or full marathon running up Orange Street, eyes fastened on Orange Street Bridge covered with a myriad of balloons, downtown Missoula and the mountains in the background, spectators lining the sidewalk clapping and cheering. As you cross the Clark Fork River and start on that gentle downhill slope towards the finish line at the north end of the bridge, you know you’ve done it. You’ve just completed the Inaugural Missoula Marathon, Half Marathon or Kids Marathon event.

You’ll be ushered right onto Front Street where food and drink and gear bags will await the athletes, then down to Caras Pavillion to recover along the river with your family and friends.

The Missoula Marathon Committee is dedicated to making sure you receive the glorious finish you deserve after having completed your race. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at

Sunday, April 22, 2007

The Missoula Marathon Course Description & Map

We have just added the Missoula Marathon Course Description to the website along with a marathon map by David Dewing.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

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Walk the Missoula Half Marathon!

Walkers are being encouraged on the Missoula Half Marathon course come Sunday, July 15th. While we don't have a separate category for walkers, we certainly welcome them to join the fun. Athletes have six hours to finish the 13.1 mile course, so one may proceed at a comfortable pace and still finish within the cutoff at 12:30 pm.

The course begins on Blue Mountain Road near Highway 93 and combines withthe Missoula Marathon course at River Pines Road near the Bitterroot River. How often do you get to go on a walk with aid stations? Take advantage ofthis opportunity. Invite your friends and family to join you! Walking is fun for everyone at the Missoula Half Marathon! Register today!