5th Annual Missoula Mile Benefits Team Up Montana And Men’s Cancer Awareness

By EVA DUNN-FROEBIG

Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities will step to the starting line of Run Wild Missoula’s 5th Annual Missoula Mile on Sunday, June 1 during Sunday Streets Missoula. The 1-mile road race—the only one of its kind in Missoula—will start at 9 a.m. with the elite mile (with qualifying times of sub 6:00 for women and 5:30 for men) followed by an open mile for runners and walkers of all abilities. The event also offers a half-mile run for kids and a 1-mile race for first responders. The 1-mile races will start in front of the Runners Edge, 304 North Higgins Avenue.

The Missoula Mile is a fundraiser for Team Up Montana to benefit men’s cancer awareness and treatment programs.

The top 3 male and female finishers of the Missoula Mile will win cash prizes. ($300 for first, $200 for second and $100 for third places).

downloadThe Missoula Mile schedule is asfollows:

9 a.m.- Elite Race (sub 5:30 mile for men and sub 6:00 mile for women)
9:15 a.m.- Open Run/Walk for men and women
9:45 a.m.- Kids and families half mile (free ice cream from Big Dipper at the finish)
10 a.m.- First Responders mile

The first 100 people to register are guaranteed water bottles. The registration fee is $18 for RWM members and $16 for non-members through May 28th. Late registration is $25 for the 1-mile race and $5 for kids half-mile race. Register online at the Run Wild Missoula website through 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 31 or on race day, June 1, from 7 – 9 a.m. in front of the Runners Edge.

The public can also support men’s cancer awareness and treatment programs through Team Up Montana by purchasing a raffle ticket for a one-year membership to The PEAK at the Runners Edge, 304 N. Higgins Ave. and all PEAK locations as well as on race day for $5 each or five for $20.

The title sponsor of this event is Montana Rail Link. Other sponsors include the Runners Edge, the Good Food Store, First Interstate Bank, Five Valleys Urology, Community Medical Center, Missoula Bone & Joint, Omnibar, PEAK Health and Wellness Center, Montana Radio Company, KPAX, Providence St. Patrick Hospital, Big Dipper Ice Cream.

Run Wild Missoula is a non-profit running club with 1,700 members. Its signature event is the Missoula Marathon on July 13, 2014. Run Wild Missoula organizes 15 annual races, several training programs, seminars and clinics.

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