Monday, May 31, 2010

ACTIVE Registration Rates for Missoula Marathon

Hello May 31st ACTIVE registrants! We just received notification that people registering on ACTIVE today, May 31st, are being charged the higher rate. The correct rate is the lower rate through midnight tonight, no matter what category you enter. ACTIVE does not reimburse directly and it seems ACTIVE is not working today to correct this error. Please go ahead and register today. We have the information necessary to reimburse the additional funds you are charged and you do not need to do anything to receive the check from the Missoula Marathon. We will just run the report from ACTIVE on those registering today and send the check automatically. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions don't hesitate to email me at
Jennifer Straughan
Race Director

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Missoula Marathon is Missing Delaware

At today's Missoula Marathon registration update, we learned we have 49 states represented for the 2010 Missoula Marathon. The missing state? Delaware! If anybody knows someone from Delaware that should be running the Missoula Marathon, please have them register as soon as possible! If we can find a runner from Delaware, this will be the first time the Missoula Marathon has had athletes from all 50 States. Help us out -- call someone from Delaware today!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Photo Packet Deal for the Missoula Marathon

Today I received the question, "Is the photo offer for Half Marathon participants as well as Marathon participants?" Our photography company, Race Photos, is offering a great deal on pre-purchases of photos. You can receive all your photos for just $10 if you sign up now or at the Expo. The answer to the question is, "absolutely!" Anyone participating in the Missoula Marathon, Half Marathon, or Marathon Relay can take advantage of this offer. Be sure to check it out! or on our website you'll find the offer on our registration page.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Take the Missoula Marathon Bus Shuttle

We have just confirmed that the Frenchtown Overpass will be closed completely to traffic on Sunday, July 11th. Those of you running the Full Marathon that begins in Frenchtown will need to take the bus shuttle to the starting line instead of driving your own vehicle. You may NOT use the Wye exit as an alternative so again, taking the bus is by far your best option for getting to the starting line without stress and before the starting cannon!

Half Marathon runners must use the bus shuttle because there is NO PARKING at the starting point of the Half Marathon.

Thank you for helping us keep traffic congestion to a minimum -- use the friendly, efficient bus transportation provided by Beach Transportation! They are there to help make your Missoula Marathon and Half Marathon experience a great one!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Psych Yourself Up -- the Last Missoula Marathon Good Food Store Seminar

The free Good Food Store seminars that prepare runners for the Missoula Marathon every year have concluded the begining of June, with the race mid-July. Why not have a seminar in July? Because if you don't have it together by the beginning of July, you probably should train for next year -- not this one.

HOWEVER all that is about to change because we now have a Sports Psychologist who is going to Pump You Up right before race day. Charles Palmer, Assistant Professor in the Health & Human Performance Department at the University of Montana is the guy to do it. I'm sure you have been reading about all the professional athletes who have overcome huge psychological obstacles to win -- and now you can too! Well, maybe not win, but overcome psychological obstacles to a better performance, yes.

Monday, June 28th, 7 pm at the Good Food Store. Mark it down now. It's free -- come early because everyone will want to hear this!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Run Wild Missoula Racing Singlets and T-Shirts Now for Sale

Singlets: $20, RWM members get a 10 percent discount
Technical T-Shirts: $25, RWM members get a 10 percent discount
For sale at the Runner’s Edge, 325 N. Higgins Ave.
We thought it was about time we had some club racing singlets-- something to make Run Wild Missoula members stand out during a race. I consulted with Bridgett Moriarty, Run Wild Missoula's apparel extraordinaire (Really, she is a fashion expert), and she picked orange. Apparently, it's THE color for 2010. Plus, it's bright and beautiful and now Run Wild Missoula members will really stand out during races. Green technical Run Wild Missoula t-shirts are also available in men and women's sizes.

Visit to view the shirts.