Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Missoula Marathon registration tops 700

Missoula Marathon registration tops 700
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.

Registration facts

- At least 180 of the participants are from states other than Montana. Racers will travel to Missoula from more than 30 states: from Key West , Florida, to Unalakleet, Alaska; from Maine to Southern California.

- Locals are ready to race, too. In the Bitterroot Valley, six children of the Hancock family, ages 7-12, are signed up for the Missoula Kids Marathon. The youngest kids marathoner so far is 4 years old.

- On the other end of the spectrum, the oldest registrant so far is Al Becken, age 78, of San Antonio, Texas. - One family from Michigan has at least one entrant for every race that weekend: marathon, half marathon, kids marathon and the 4-mile Sundae Run on Saturday, July 14.

- The Missoula Marathon is an international event with participants coming from Canada, Spain and Japan.

Get involved

There is still plenty of time to get involved in the Missoula Marathon!

- Become a sponsor of the first-ever Missoula Marathon. There are still great exposure opportunities for all kinds of businesses.

- Reserve a booth at the Missoula Marathon Expo on Saturday, July 14. The expo will be attended by both local and out-of-town athletes and their friends and families. - Get in on the action by volunteering during race weekend.

- Line the course on race day and cheer on hundreds of runners as they make their way to the finish line. If you live along the race course, get out the sprinkler, invite your friends over, and hand out lemonade!

- Join the post-race celebration in Caras Park where runners and supporters alike will celebrate their accomplishments with food and drink from several vendors.
Run the races

Race registration is still open!

- Register for the Missoula Marathon and Half Marathon on or before July 14.

- Register for the Kids Marathon by June 15.

- Register for the Sundae Run events to be held Saturday, July 14.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Where do we go to pick up the packets on Saturday evening? Is there a physical address? Did not see it listed in the Sunday Missoulian.