Friday, February 12, 2010

Is the Missoula Marathon Walker Friendly?

The short answer is, "Yes."

The long answer is that we are thrilled that the full marathon course is open ample time to permit walkers with a wide range of abilities (paces) to compete. Because our event is held smack dab in the middle of Montana summer, we start those walking the full marathon at 5 am.

Half marathon walkers start at 6, the same time that everyone else starts.

Because marathon walkers start at 5 am (to avoid the heat) we ask that you register accordingly. There is a spot for you on ACTIVE and on the registration form. *This is how we know your time! When you register as a walker, we automatically record your time beginning at 5 am!

PLEASE make sure you register as a walker so your time will be correct. If you are a race walker planning to finish in under 6 hours and DO NOT want to start at 5, please register as a runner. *The Missoula Marathon does not at this time have a separate award category for racewalkers. Runners who begin at the walkers only start time are disqualified.

Half marathon walkers do not need to register as walkers because they start at the same time as everyone else.

Questions? Of course not. But if you have some anyway, please contact Candace Crosby at

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