This year Missoulians and their Thanksgiving visitors can run off their pumpkin pie before they eat it at Run Wild Missoula’s Turkey Day 8K on Thanksgiving morning. The approximately 5-mile race starts at 9:30 a.m. on the Riverfront Trail in front of the Boone and Crockett Club.
“The race is open to anyone wanting to get some fresh air and exercise before feasting on a Thanksgiving meal,” Race Director Courtney Babcock say. “It’s a great run/walk to do as a family on a holiday.”
The out and back course travels along the Kim Williams Trail toward Mt. Sentinel and finishes in front of the Boone and Crockett Club. The course is open to walkers and strollers, although participants with strollers are warned that the eastern part of the trail can be bumpy. There is not an aid station.
Participants will get a pair of Turkey Day 8K gloves thanks to the Runner’s Edge, and prizes will be awarded to top male and female finishers in the form of Thanksgiving themed food, including pumpkin pies donated by Break Espresso. There will also be door prizes and refreshments at the finish line.
Participants are encouraged to bring at least one non-perishable food item to be donated to the Missoula Food Bank.
The cost is $13 for Run Wild Missoula members and $15 for non-members. Download a registration form at www.runwildmissoula.org. Registration forms may be dropped off at the Runner’s Edge or mailed to Run Wild Missoula: PO Box 1573, Missoula, MT 59806. Race day registration is also available from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. at the race start in front of the Boone and Crockett Club.
The Turkey Day 8K is sponsored by Montana Radio Company, the Runner’s Edge and Break Espresso.