Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Registration Up 28% for Missoula Marathon

The Missoula Marathon Committee is excited to announce that registration is up 28% over this same time last year. We've got 27 states represented and Bermuda! Yes, it's true that marathoners and especially half marathoners tend to wait until the last minute before committing with a registration form, but now that the Missoula Marathon is in its 3rd year, we're developing a respect for percentages. Percentages are how we calculate how many shirts to order, how much beverage to obtain, how many medals are needed, how many marathon athletes we will have in comparison to half marathon, and all the other questions that, the first year, were pretty much big fat guesses. Events that have been around forever must revel in their statistics, placing their orders well in advance of race day with confidence and accuracy. What's more, events with statistical history can observe trending, such as the growth of half marathon numbers. So thank you all for considering and even registering for the Missoula Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay or Kids Marathon. We're looking forward to another great year and growth!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Run Wild Missoula Training Class

Sunday, March 8th was the first day of the Run Wild Missoula Training Class for the Missoula Marathon or Missoula Half Marathon. Over 130 people signed up and ran their first training miles. This is the 3rd year of the class, sponsored by Runner's Edge, and it's grown every year. The first year there were 61 registrants, the second year 103 registrants, and we're still waiting for the final numbers, but there are currently 130+ registered for 2009. Many of the registrants are return trainees, which speaks to the excellence of Coach Anders Brooker and the training program. If you're looking for camaraderie, excellent information and motivation to train for the Missoula Half or Full Marathon, contact Anders at Runner's Edge, runners_edge@hotmail.com or call 728-9297. Or you can stop by the store in downtown Missoula, 327 North Higgins Avenue. Run Wild Missoula is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization.