Get ready for the 2010 Missoula Marathon or Half Marathon with Run Wild Missoula's training program for anyone. You don't have to be a semi-professional athlete, former track star, 5 percent body fat or logging 30 miles a week to participate. All you have to be is someone who wants to complete the half or full Missoula Marathon on Sunday, July 11, 2010.
Class starts on Sunday, March 7 at 8 a.m. at Runner’s Edge, 325 N. Higgins Avenue, Missoula. The 18-week program costs $80/person or $55 for Run Wild Missoula members. Participants should come dressed and ready to run on the first day of class.
Download a registration form at www.runwildmissoula.org or register online at www.active.com, or register on the first day of class.
The class starts with distances as low as two miles. Beginners may run/walk. Those who have not run a step as of the first day of class will be encouraged to set a goal of the Missoula Half Marathon. On race day participants will have six and a half hours to complete the Half Marathon, so speed is not necessary.
With the training program participants receive:
• Coaching by Anders Brooker, Cross Country and Track Coach at Hellgate High School and Owner Runner's Edge
• Comprehensive Training Program for Full and Half Marathon Trainees
• Twice Weekly Group Runs on Sundays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6 p.m., meeting at Runner’s Edge, 325 N. Higgins Avenue, Missoula
• Nutrition Plan
• “Missoula Marathon In Training” hat
• Training Log & Informational Booklet
• Aid Stations every week
• Gels on long runs, the same brand used on the course of the Missoula Marathon and Half Marathon
The Missoula Marathon was recently named by Runner’s World Magazine readers the best marathon in the country. Run Wild Missoula expects the event to grow four-fold in 2010. Last year approximately 2,500 people participated in the Missoula Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay and Kid’s Marathon.
Run Wild Missoula is the non-profit running club which organizes the Missoula Marathon and a dozen other annual races, several training programs, seminars and clinics. For more information visit www.runwildmissoula.org.