Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
HOWEVER, for those of you planning on having a personal chauffeur in the form of a friend or family member, here are the drop off locations, rules and parking spots:
MARATHON DROP OFF POINT
Frenchtown Elementary School. From Missoula take I-90 West. Take the Frenchtown Exit and cross the freeway to the Conoco Station. Turn left. Take the first right (maybe 1/10mile). Maybe another 1/10 take a left. You will be staring at the WEST entrance of the elementary school. There is a turn-around driveway. This is the same place that the shuttle buses will be dropping off runners.
There is a good amount of parking in this back area, both in the school parking lot, along the road, and in the Catholic Church parking lot for drivers to park and watch their athlete start.
HALF MARATHON DROP OFF POINT
Take Highway 93 South towards Lolo. Turn right at Peak Wellness Center at Blue Mountain Road (there is a light). The staging area is in the Peak Wellness parking lot. Buses will also be dropping off athletes at that parking lot.
There is NOT enough parking for drivers to remain in the parking lot. Anyone wanting to wish athletes off to a good start, will have to park along side Blue Mountain Rd., and that space will probably run out darn quickly.
Again, you will NOT be allowed to leave your vehicle in the Peak Wellness parking lot except to drop off an athlete. It is the staging area and willbe filled with runners, port-o-potties, and the shuttle buses need to turn around there.
Thanks to one of our runners for asking the question!
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
1. Run or Walk our 1 Mile or 4 Mile Sundae (as in ICE CREAM) Run as a warm up for the Missoula Marathon & Half Marathon.
2. Then head on downtown to the Missoula Saturday Farmer's Markets and Arts & Crafts Market.
- When: Saturday, July 14, 2007, 8am - 1pm
Where: On the Clark Fork River near the Higgins Ave. Bridge - Missoula
Missoula's newest outdoor farmer's market offers a variety of locally-produced meats, vegetables, flowers, plants and baked goods. Located on the Clark Fork river near the Higgins Ave. bridge, the market runs 8 am to 1 pm mid-May to mid-October and Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30 pm June - August.
406-396-2954 or www.clarkfork.org
- When: Saturday, July 14, 2007, 8:30am - 12pm
Where: Circle Square - Missoula
Where Missoula meets! Saturdays 8:30 am to noon mid-May through mid-October at Circle Square. Nearly 100 vendors showcase produce, plants, flowers, breads and coffee.
Call 543-4238 for details.
- When: Saturday, July 14, 2007, 9am - 1pm
Where: East Pine St. - Missoula
Note Saturdays at 9 am to 1 pm mid-May through mid-October on East Pine Street. Close to 100 vendors offer local arts and crafts and imports.
Call 543-4238 for details or www.missoulasaturdaymarket.org
3. Go to The Missoula Marathon Expo also downtown On the Clark Fork River under the Higgins Ave. Bridge , next to Caras Park. 12 pm to 7pm . Pick up your race packets and late registrations until 7pm.
Back to www.missoulamarathon.com
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
I have posted a new interactive map of the Missoula Half Marathon on the website.
Check it out on the www.runwildmissoula.org/mm/courseroute.html page. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
The inaugural Missoula Marathon on July 15 is just around the corner and registration is surging. According to Race Director Jennifer Boyer, 333 runners are registered for the 26.2-mile race. That makes the Missoula Marathon the largest marathon in Montana!Another 312 racers have registered for the half marathon and more than 149 kids are logging their miles for the Missoula Kids Marathon. That’s 794 racers who will make history by participating in this first-ever community event.
Run the races
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
"A few facts: people from at least 33 states, two Canadian provinces, and Japan have registered. This list contains 300 marathon entries, 279 half marathon entries, 134 kids marathon entries. The youngest marathoner thus far is 17; the oldest (so far) is 78.
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Mr. Nishi asked us to support his running of the Missoula Marathon and we are delighted! He's the author of Ecomarathon, an international marathon guidebook. He is currently working on the next edition and the Missoula Marathon will be in it! He estimates the Missoula Marathon will be his 536th marathon. To learn more, log on to www.ecomarathon.org.
You can hear Mr. Nishi speak at the Expo on Saturday, July 14th. Let's welcome him to Missoula and the Missoula Marathon!