Friday, March 26, 2010

Trail Running Training Class

Starts Thursday, April 8, 5:30 p.m. at Runner's Edge
Class starts Thursday, April 8 at 5:30 p.m. and continues until the Pengelly Double and Single Dip on June 12. Class meets every Thursday st 5:30 p.m. at Runner's Edge, 325 N. Higgins Ave.
Download the registration form at

Need to be pushed and motivated through a hill strength workout that you might not do on your own? Join Rhea from Momentum Athletic Training on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. for a great workout. If you are training for summer or fall trail runs like the Pengelly Double or Single Dip or would like an introduction to training for trail running, join this class. The 9-week class starts on Thursday, April 8th and runs through June 3rd. Participants will get a “Run Wild Missoula Trail Running Class” hat. For more information, call Rhea at 531-1625.

Cost: $25.00 for Run Wild Missoula members, $50 for non-members.

New Sessions of Yoga for Runners / Core Strength Training for Runners Start in April

Yoga for Runners
Tuesday Lunch Yoga, 12:15-1 p.m., April 6 -July 6 & Thursday Evening Yoga, 6-7 p.m., April 8-July 8, Runner's Edge, 325 N. Higgins Ave.
Celebrate spring and stay healthy and injury-free during the coming race season by signing up for Yoga for Runners. Run Wild Missoula is offering two 14-week yoga classes specifically designed with the runner's body in mind. Each class will focus on stretching, strengthening and balancing poses that will compliment all of the miles you are running each week. Whether you are getting ready for the River Bank Run or the Missoula Marathon, this class will challenge and inspire you to take care of your body and mind. Classes are held upstairs at The Runners Edge. Yoga mats and straps are provided. To register or find out more about the classes offered, email instructor Missy Adams at and send registration and payment to Run Wild Missoula, Box 1573, Missoula, MT 59806. Cost: Tuesday Lunch Yoga, $77 for Run Wild Missoula members/$83 for non-members, Thursday Evening Yoga, $91 for Run Wild Missoula members/$97 for non-members.

Core Strength Training for Runners
Wednesday, April 7 - July 7, 12:15 - 1 p.m., Runner's Edge, 325 N. Higgins Ave.
Keep your core strong—right up until the Missoula Marathon on July 11, 2010. Core work conditions the body from the abdominals to the arms and legs. Often runners are much stronger in their lower extremities than their core. This results in an imbalance in the body that it will continuously try to remedy. Mats provided, comfortable clothing recommended, running shoes not required. To register or find out more about the classes offered, email instructor Alison Laundrie at and send registration and payment to Run Wild Missoula Box 1573 Missoula, MT 59806. Cost: $77 for Run Wild Missoula members/$83 for non-members.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Run for the Luck of It 5K Course Map, Saturday, March 13, 11:15 a.m.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Run for the Luck of It 5K Course

Course Info: Yes, the rumors are true. The race route has changed...again. This time, however, we are posting info about a course that has been officially approved by the city. Yah! The race will begin and end on Pine St. in front of Sean Kelly's. You will make your way north on Woody St. to Railroad St. Just before Railroad St. turns into Toole Ave., you will take a stair step type route over to Scott St. Once you get over the Scott St. bridge, you'll make your way a few blocks further north before heading east toward the St. Mary Cemetery (hey, RWM needs at least one run that takes folks by a cemetery!). Once you pass the cemetery, you'll begin heading back south until you reach 1st St. You'll somehow need to get over the railroads, so, yes, we are indeed taking you on a fun, winding adventure over the Northside pedestrian bridge. Once you've crossed the bridge and made it back on the road, you can breathe a sigh of relief that the strangest part of any 5k you've ever participated in is behind you. Head back down Railroad St. to Woody St. At Woody and Pine, open the throttle and make a dash for the finish line. Then celebrate your accomplishments with a hot cup of stew from Sean Kelly's and a frothy Highlander beer, compliments of Missoula Brewing Company (be sure you have a photo ID on you to prove you are certified to consumer beer!!!).

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Kids Under 14 and the Missoula Half Marathon

We occasionally are asked if children under 14 may participate in the Missoula Half Marathon. Of course they can! We encourage the whole family to participate in the Missoula Half Marathon, and whether a child is physically ready for such an undertaking is a decision the family needs to make. So you may ask, why do we have age categories for only 14 and older? That is to eliminate the competitive nature of the undertaking. We don't want to see some ten -year old kid out there running himself into the ground in order to win his/her age category. Running is supposed to be fun -- and it is. There will be plenty of time for awards. Your under-14-year-old will receive a medal, shirt, and all the other goodies that come with completing the Missoula Half Marathon. If you feel your child is ready to complete 13.1 miles, whether walking, walking and jogging or running -- by all means register!