Sunday, April 27, 2008

RIDE The RWM Bloomsday Bus

Sunday May 4, 2008
The RWM Bloomsday Bus •
Run Wild Missoula is organizing a bus to the Spokane, Bloomsday Race. Coordinator: Jennifer or call 626-4055

Deluxe Beach Liner Bus to Spokane for Bloomsday

Departs and returns to the downtown parking garage in Missoula.

Cost: $50 for RWM members, $60 for non-members. Click to download more info and > application or register online at

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Missoula Marathon Sponsors of the Week

Missoula Marathon Sponsors of the Week
The Axmen and First Security Bank

How do you find a sweep vehicle that doesn’t take up the whole road, conserves gas, is capable of picking up a stray runner here and there, and keeps the person in the vehicle happy and shaded? Axmen! Axmen carries golf carts, and cheerfully not only loaned theirs, but filled it with gas, dropped it off AND picked it up! Then they agreed to do the same thing in 2008! You should really make a point of going out there and thanking them, as you look around, and perhaps purchase something. They’re at Highway 10, past the airport just before you hit the WYE interchange.

Then who do you find to DRIVE the vehicle? Someone willing to sit in a golf cart for a minimum of six hours, make sure no stray runners need assistance, notify the aid stations that, yes, this is the LAST runner, and follow the last person into the finish line. Last year Barb Callahan of First Security Bank said, “I’ll drive the golf cart!” Were we ever delighted. She was especially great because the golf cart became the catering vehicle for a small group of women who had given up on running and walked to the finish. This year, Barb is planning to run the Missoula Half Marathon, but First Security Bank says they are sure to have another driver ready for the Axmen golf cart. Thank you to First Security for filling this important position at the end of the race!
Would you like to become a Missoula Marathon Sponsor?
Contact Race Director: Jennifer Straughan 406 626-4055 for details.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

River Bank Run this Saturday.....

YMCA River Bank Run

Not to be missed by any runner or walker and especially recommended for Missoula Marathon Kids Marathoners.

April 26, 2008,_ Saturday
Riverbank Run • Missoula; Mile, 5K, 10K or run all three for a Trifecta or Corporate Challenge. Starts near the Carousel and finished at the Boone and Crockett building on the river trail. 10K at 9:00 am, 5K at 10:30, Mile at 11:35 (or 11:25 for Trifecta and Corporate Challenge).

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Missoula Marathon Sponsors

It’s great being in a University town. The Health and Human Performance Dept. at the University of Montana has been supremely helpful in our efforts to put on a first class marathon. We can’t thank them enough for their interest and participation.

Carla Cox, PhD., RD, designed a nutrition program for our Inaugural Missoula Marathon and Half Marathon Trainees. She’s given a number of talks at seminars to make sure people are fueling properly, and has then gone on to design another nutrition program for our Missoula Half Marathon Walking Trainees. She has also galvanized her students to help our Walking Trainees embrace the program. Carla herself is an accomplished endurance sport veteran, including marathons.

Brent Ruby, PhD., last year assisted Medical Director Eric Kress, MD., with data that helped with our risk management assessment. This year he is designing testing that will gauge the effects of running the marathon on the human body, again with the intent of helping the Missoula Marathon manage the risk component of athletes competing, in potentially warm temperatures, over the 26.2 or 13.1 mile distances. Brent is also an amazing athlete, and has completed the Kona Ironman.

Thank you to Carla Cox, Brent Ruby and the rest of the Health & Human Performance Dept. at the University of Montana for helping to make the Missoula Marathon an event operating with the most advanced scientific data!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Missoula Half Marathon Walking Training 2008

Run Wild Missoula brings you the:
Missoula Half Marathon Walking Training Class

The 12 Week Training Program begins Saturday, April 19 to Wednesday, July 9 and the Missoula Half-Marathon is on Sunday, July 13th.
Registration Fees:
Run Wild Missoula Members: $30.00

Non-Run Wild Missoula Members: $45.00

What you get:

Encouragement, coaching and practical suggestions by veteran marathon walkers, Bill and Barb Samsoe

  • Comprehensive Training Program

  • Twice Weekly Group Meetings

  • Speakers on Various Training Topics

  • Nutrition Plan

  • Hat

  • Fun People to Train With
  • First class meets at Community Medical Center, Conference Rooms I & J, at 8 am. Come ready to walk! Dress for the weather.
    Download the application > Walking Training 2008 Application

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    Monday, April 7, 2008

    Missoula Kids Marathon - Good Food Store Seminar

    The Missoula Marathon & The Good Food Store presents:
    Good Food Store Kids Marathon Seminar
    Event Date: Monday, April 14th
    Where: Good Food Store
    Time: 7 pm
    Cost: FREE!

    Now that the beverage section at the grocery store consumes multiple aisles, how do you decide what to drink? Caffeine, sugar in countless forms, vitamins, minerals – what do you and your family need? Come to the Missoula Kids Marathon free seminar at the Good Food Store, where registered dietician Denise Zimmer will tell you exactly what you need to know. Race Director Sidney Hahn will also tell you how the Missoula Kids Marathon can help keep your family healthy, strong and active – don’t miss this free seminar!

    The event is free, but seating is limited to 40-50. The Good Food Store is located at 1600 S. Third St. W., Missoula
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