Get Out of the Cold at the Indoor New Year’s Eve Two-Mile Prediction Run

By EVA DUNN-FROEBIG, Executive Director of Run Wild Missoula

The community can get an early start on their New Year’s resolutions this year with Run Wild Missoula’s New Year’s Eve Two-Mile Prediction Run on Tuesday, December 31 at 6 p.m. on PEAK Health and Wellness Center’s indoor track at 5000 Blue Mountain Road, Missoula. The two-mile run is free for Run Wild Missoula members, PEAK members and those with a First Night button.

Although the event is free, participants must register at the Run Wild Missoula website or in the PEAK Health and Wellness lobby starting at 5 p.m. on December 31. Runners and walkers will be asked to predict their time before they start. Watches are not allowed during the race and there won’t be any visible clocks in the facility. Prizes will be given to those who predict the closest finish time.

Because of the large turnout last year, Run Wild Missoula has created staggered starts according to predicted times. Participants are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes before their start. Start times are:

  • safe_image16 minutes or faster, start at 6 p.m.
  • 16:01 – 18:30 minutes, start at 6:20 p.m.
  • 18:31 – 24 minutes, start at 6:40 p.m.
  • 24:01 minutes or slower, start at 7:05 p.m.

The New Year’s Eve Two-Mile Prediction Run is a family friendly event open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Thanks to PEAK, the hosting sponsor, participants can use the facility, including the pool, sauna, hot tub, gym and machines until the PEAK closes at 10 p.m.

Two miles around the PEAK indoor track is 16 laps. Someone will track your laps and record your time for you. If you don’t have a friend to track your laps and record your time, Run Wild Missoula will find someone to do it for you.

Everyone who participates in the race will get a door prize and post-race refreshments. Awards will be announced in the PEAK lobby at 7:45 p.m.

For more information or for volunteer opportunities email


Eva Dunn-Froebig is the executive director of Run Wild Missoula and has been running since the seventh grade. She moved to Missoula 12 years ago from upstate New York to attend the University of Montana’s Journalism School graduate program. Eva never dreamed that she would have a running-related job and feels lucky to be a participant in Missoula’s vibrant running community.



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