Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hellgate Village 5K course:

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sports Psychology Seminar for the Missoula Marathon

Don't miss the final FREE Good Food Store seminar tonight with Dr. Charles Palmer. Sports Psychology is the rage for a good reason. Dr. Palmer is here to tell you what you can do to beat "The Wall," how to believe yourself into a great race and more. It's at 7 pm at the Good Food Store.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Missoula Marathon Free Photo by HuHot

Will the Free Photo be available again this year for finishers? Are you kidding? Of course! Be sure to stop at the HuHot Free Photo booth in the finisher's area to have your picture taken, then pick up the finished photo in Caras Pavilion. Extra staffing and equipment is on hand to efficiently handle what last year turned out to be a wildly popular souvenir of the Missoula Marathon event. All finishers -- no matter if you are participating in the Full, Half or Relay -- are eligible for the free photo. Thank you to HuHot Mongolian Grill for sponsoring and to RacePhotos for making it possible!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Opportunity Resources and the Missoula Marathon Goody Bags

Ever wonder who puts the goodies in your Goody Bag? Here are the Opportunity Resources employees hard at work, stuffing bags and getting you ready for Sunday, July 11th. Thank you, Opportunity Resources! You are the best!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Weather for the Missoula Marathon

Anybody who has been watching the weather in our part of the world knows that it's been raining. The great news is that while it has been raining and greening everything up, the longterm forecast is to turn to Montana's seasonal sunny self. So by race day you can expect to enjoy typical Missoula summer weather, cool in the morning and warm in the afternoon.

Missoula Marathon Accepts Registrations Thru July 10

There was an error in today's Missoulian stating that registrations will be accepted through Saturday (as in June 26th). Don't worry. The correct answer is that we accept registrations up through the EXPO on July 10th, just as stated on-line and in our other materials. If you have any questions about registering, don't hesitate to email Registration Director Vic Mortimer, We apologize for any possible stress!

Missoula Marathon Relay Update

Hello Marathon Relay runners! This is your "How To Do The Missoula Marathon Relay." After much thought and deliberation, we have come up with a plan that allows you to have the most fun and with the least amount of traffic on the (already full) racecourse. We've also updated the fact sheet for you. Please go to, click on Race Categories and Relay. Or click on this link: There you will find the documents you need.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hilton Garden Inn hosts Delaware Runner for Missoula Marathon

The Hilton Garden Inn has offered to host the room for Jess Manning, the Missoula Marathon's first runner from Delaware and the registrant that means there is a runner from every state in 2010. On another note, not only is Jess our 50th state for 2010, but he is the first runner we have ever had from Delaware! "We are happy to take care of him," said Tom Mazurek, general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn here in Missoula. We say, "Thank you" to the Hilton Garden Inn for taking care of our Delaware representative.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Missoula Marathon Fills Delaware

Jess Manning of Dover, Delaware registered today for the Missoula Marathon. The Missoula Marathon now has all 50 states represented for the July 11, 2010 event. This is the first time the Missoula Marathon will have all 50 states, so thank you, Jess Manning! Also thank you to all the other Delawareans who have considered participating in our event just to help the cause! We hope you all decide to run.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Missoula Marathon Has a Winner! Jimmy Fallon's Cell Phone Shootout

The Missoula Marathon has been a PROUD part of the Jimmy Fallon show for the last couple of months. For the Cell Phone Shootout part of the show, one of the potential prizes is a registration to this year's Missoula Marathon. Well, someone finally WON! See for yourself. Google Jimmy Fallon Cell Phone Shootout June 8 2010 and watch Part 2.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Run Fearless

Don't miss the free Missoula Marathon seminar tomorrow at the Good Food Store, 7 pm. You've put in the miles, now learn how to strategize your half or full marathon so you can finish at your best. Courtney Babcock is the University of Montana Cross Country and Distrance Track Coach and planning the race is what she does. Never fear, Courtney's here! Don't miss it!

Missoula Marathon Pacer Question

The Question is: Do I need to sign up for a particular pace group before race day?
The Answer (supplied by Pace Group Director Dean McGovern): Great question! No need to sign up in advance. Your pace group will be waiting for you bright and early at the start. Just look for the member of the PACER CORPS seeded with helium balloons reading the time you wish to run. The announcer will broadcast this information at the start as a reminder.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

ACTIVE Reimburses Registrants for Missoula Marathon

Anyone who registered for any of the Missoula Marathon events on May 31st will automatically be refunded directly to their credit card by ACTIVE. Registrants on that day were inadvertently charged the higher amount effective June 1st. If you have any questions, please contact Registration Director, Vic Mortimer, at We are sorry for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you in Missoula.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Free Registration to the Missoula Marathon -- Pacers Wanted

Hello potential pacers out there. This year the Missoula Marathon has gotten more ambitious with our pace teams, and added a 3:10 and 3:20 category. If you think you've got it in you to pace all -- or half and maybe you know someone who can do the other half because that's the person you train with regularly -- of the marathon at that pace, please contact Dean McGovern. A whole group of people will thank you eternally for leading them to that goal. Dean's email is