Archive for the ‘Running & Walking’ Category

Smokejumpers’ Trail

By COLIN BRUST - We trudged up the steep and rocky path, leaving the Kim Williams riverside trail below us. Even though there was a great view of the Missoula Valley behind us, I felt uneasy.... more

Register Now For Frost Fever 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk

Join Missoula Parks and Recreation for a wintery fun run/walk along the Riverfront Trail System on Saturday, January 24. Choose from the new 1-mile fun run or the traditional 5K route. ... more

Mount Jumbo Wildlife Closure Begins December 1

Mount Jumbo's North Zone is closed from December 1 until May 1. Trespassing during the wildlife closure is prohibited and violators may be fined up to $500. ... more

Two Dog Years

By ROB BREEDING - I’m in my early 50s and I’ve begun to measure my time in bird dog years. My current hunting partner, Doll, is 5 and I can reasonably expect another 5 to 7 years with her.... more

Roots Run Registration Party Friday August 1st

The MDA and Run Wild Missoula will host a River City Roots Run Registration Party Friday, Aug. 1 from 5-8 pm at Runner’s Edge and the alley behind the store located at 304 North Higgins. ... more

Sheep Grazing on City Open Space, Pet Owners Asked to Help Protect Herd

By BECKY GOODRICH-Missoula Parks and Recreation is asking dog owners to watch for sheep grazing on City open space, and leash their pets when hiking near the herd. ... more

How Different Would the World Be if Everyone Ran?

By EVA DUNN-FROEBIG - Distance Masters Runner of Year, Anne Audain reflects on the impact of running in our world: “Running gave me the courage to fight the great fight".... more

Hall Breaks School Record, Griz Conclude West Regional

By JOEL CARLSON - Montana senior Lindsey Hall broke her own school record in the 100-meter hurdles Saturday evening at the NCAA West Regional, but she came up short in her attempt to make nationals in the event... more

Sunday Streets Missoula, Higgins Edition, June 1, 2014

Get Moving and Get connected while celebrating sustainable transportation and healthy living at the Higgins Edition of Sunday Streets Missoula on June 1, 2014 ... more

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

By Eva Dunn- Run Wild Missoula’s 5th Annual Missoula Mile will be on Sun, June 1 at 9:00 am. Proceeds benefit Team Up Montana and men’s cancer awareness and treatment programs. ... more

Missoula Runners Prove Their Resilience in 2014 Boston Marathon

By Eva Dunn-Froegbig - 13 Missoulians ran in the 2014 Boston Marathon. So what did it mean to them this year? For some it meant unfinished business; for others they ran to show support for the victims.... more

Doggie Dash Pet Expo and Fun Run: May 18, 2014

Missoula Parks & Recreation and Missoula Animal Control invite you and your four-legged buddy to the 3rd annual Doggie Dash pet expo and fun run on Sunday, May 18 at McCormick Park.... more

Celebrate Earth Day with 6th Annual Superfun(d) 10k, 5k, or 1 Mile Fun Run

By Hillary Ogg- Join Run Wild Missoula in celebrating Earth Day with the 6th Annual Superfun(d) 10K, 5K, or 1 mile fun run, on Saturday April 19th!... more

Hall Takes Down Own Heptathlon Record

By JOEL CARLSON - Montana senior Lindsey Hall won the heptathlon Friday at the Montana State Invitational at Bozeman with a score that broke her own school record by 64 points.... more

Silver Summit: A Playground For Everyone, Makes Fundraising Push for Phase II

By Julie Emnett, Development Director, Child Care Resources It kind of started with a yellow swing. Jenny Montgomery, who is the Owner/Tasting Room Director of Montgomery Distillery, remembers coming to Mi... more

Mount Jumbo South Zone Closure Extended to April 7

To protect wintering elk, most of Mount Jumbo’s south zone will remain closed through Sunday, April 6. However, the “L” trail will re-open to the public on Tuesday, April 1. ... more

The UM Track and Field Teams Open Outdoor Season This Weekend

By JOEL CARLSON - The Montana track and field teams will open their outdoor season this weekend when the Grizzlies host the annual Al Manuel Invitational at Dornblaser Field.... more

Run Wild Missoula Contributes $20,000 to Hellgate Track Resurfacing Project

Run Wild Missoula has contributed $20,000 to the resurfacing of Hellgate Track at John Toole Park (Riverbowl).... more

Run For the Luck of It

By HILLARY OGG - Are you feeling lucky? Do you feel the need to dress head to toe in Kelly green? Come on down to Sean Kelly’s on Saturday morning and run the Run For The Luck Of It!... more

Mount Jumbo South Zone Closure Extended Through March 31

FYI - Mount Jumbo’s South Zone, including the "L" trail, the US West road and the Backbone Trail will remain closed through Monday, March 31.... more

Missoula Runners: Get Ready to Run for the Arts

Missoula Big Sky High School seniors Mackenzie Miewald and Julia Dobie organize run and live music event to raise money for School Drama Department.... more

Parks and Recreation to Launch Pilot Program for Special Events on City Open Space

Missoula Parks & Rec is evaluating the impacts of educational programs, fun runs, celebrations and other special events on City open space and invites the public to learn more and comment.... more

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

By EVA DUNN-FROEBIG - Get an early start on your New Year’s resolutions with Run Wild Missoula’s New Year’s Eve Two-Mile Prediction Run on Tues., Dec.31 at 6 p.m. at the PEAK's indoor track.... more

Run through the Winter with RWM’s Boston/Spring Marathon Training Class

By EVA DUNN-FROEBIG - Local runners can stay motivated to run all winter and train for the Boston Marathon with Run Wild MIssoula's Boston / Spring Marathon Training Class.... more

Jingle All the Way to the Finish Line

Missoula’s 3rd annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk benefits the Arthritis Foundation and takes place on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Caras Park.... more

Local Physicians Prescribe a Walk in the Park to Their Patients

Missoula Parks and Recreation and Community Medical Center (CMC) have partnered with Montana State Parks to create a Prescription Trail on Fort Missoula’s walking paths.... more

Over 100 Volunteers Expected for National Public Lands Day

Missoula Parks and Recreation will host a volunteer work day, a “Prescription For Fun” Walk, a historical tour and picnic lunch at Fort Missoula Regional Park on Sept 28 as part of national program.... more

Bike Walk Bus Week in Missoula Sept 8-14

F.Y.I. - The 22nd annual celebration of active, sustainable, healthy transportation, Bike Walk Bus Week, launches on Sunday and runs through Saturday, Sept. 8-14.... more

Elite Runners to Participate in the Missoula Mile on Sept. 8

F.Y.I. - The region’s fastest runners will step to the starting line of Run Wild Missoula’s Missoula Mile on Sunday, September 8 during Sunday Streets Missoula. ... more

Scott Gragg’s New Title: Marathon Man

By JOEL CARLSON - All anybody really wants, when they are minutes away from starting a 26.2 mile marathon, is a moment of levity. Scott Gragg, UM Assistant Head Football Coach found his on Sunday.... more

The Day After the Missoula Half Marathon

By BRIAN MARSH - It's the day after my son, Trevor, and I, along with four other dear friends, joined the almost 4000 runners and walkers for the 2012 Missoula Marathon. And what a day it was.... more

The Day Before the Missoula Half Marathon

By BRIAN MARSH - This is my second Half Marathon and my last. Why, you ask? Because i'm not built to be a marathoner--but bring on the 5K and 10K!... more

Missoula Marathon Festivities Bring Thousands to the Garden City

By LINDA McCARTHY-One of Montana’s largest events takes place this weekend (July 12-14, 2013) right here in the Garden City, as thousands of Montanans and out-of-staters flock to the Missoula Marathon.... more

The 7th Running of the Missoula Marathon – July 14

The 7th Running of the Missoula Marathon to Take Place on July 14. Over 6,500 Participants Expected in the Missoula Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k and Kids Marathon, July 13 – 14; The Marathon and Half Marathon ... more

Challenge Yourself — by Running

By EVA DUNN-FROEBIG - Eva Dunn-Frobig blogs about how to challenge yourself by running. Her own story is shared, along with the story of Brian Boyle, Iron Heart author, as examples. ... more

YMCA Riverbank Run: Fun for the Entire Family

The YMCA's Riverbank Run is this Saturday, May 11 and offers fun for the entire family including a fast 1-Mile, 5K or 10K and Trifecta . ... more

Doggie Dash Expo and Fun Run: Sunday, May 5, McCormick Park

Join Missoula Parks & Recreation and Missoula City-County Animal Control for the 2nd annual Missoula celebration for your four-legged buddy on Sunday, May 5, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at McCormick Park.... more

Spartan Race Expected to Bring Big Economic Boost to the Flathead

By JUSTIN FRANZ - Organizers of the 2013 Montana Spartan Race start to build the course for the May 11 event in Bigfork.... more

Missoula Runner Sara Stahl Reflects on Her Experiece at the Boston Marathon

By SARA STAHL - I’m on my way home from Boston. I was among the 25,000 people who awoke yesterday to run the world’s greatest marathon and went to bed having been at the heart of a national tragedy. ... more

Run Wild Missoula Encourages Community to Continue to Run and Honor Boston

Run Wild Missoula encourages the community to continue to run and race in honor of those affected by the violence at the Boston Marathon, including at the Superfun(D) 10k, 5k and 1 mile on April 20 in Bonner.... more

Returning to Missoula Marathon Training After an Injury

By DAVID SCHMETTERLING - Training for the Boston Marathon Marathon in 2010 went great. I was at the peak of my running and poised for a personal record. But then things started falling apart .... more

Missoula Parks & Recreation Presents: Run for the Trees and Doggie Dash

F.Y.I. - Missoula Parks and Rec presents Run for the Trees 5k/1 mile Fun Run/Walk on Saturday April 13th and the Doggie Dash 5k/1 Mile Fun Run/Walk & Doggie Expo on May 5th. ... more

REGISTER NOW for Missoula Parks and Rec’s NEW Sports & Fitness Programs

F.Y.I. - REGISTER NOW for the all new sports and fitness programs at Missoula Parks & Rec's Sports and Wellness Center, located at 1515 Fairview, inside City Life Community Center. NO membership is required. ... more

“Experience Montana” Reinvents the Classroom

Sign-up to snoeshoe the Swan Valley and identify animals by their tracks in SELL's “Winter Animal Tracking” course. It's a two-day field course offered January 26-27.... more

From Afghanistan to the Back of the Pack

By HEATHER JENNER - While moving from Afghanistan to Missoula was hard, joining Run Wild Missoula and the Back of the Pack was one of the smartest things I've done.... more

Back to School Walking Safety

As the school year gets underway, it’s great to see more student walking to and from their bus stops and schools but we want to remind parents and drivers to do their part to keep these kids safe. ... more

Calling All Divas! Join the All-Women’s 5K Run on Missoula Diva Day

By SUE FALSEY - This year's Diva Day festivities begin at 9:30 on October 6 with the All-Women's 5K. Costumes are encouraged, so prepare to be fabulous!... more

Get Fit and Have Fun with National Run@Work Day

By EVA DUNN-FROEBIG - At noon on Friday, Sept. 21, local employers will host group runs/walks to celebrate national Run@Work Day, with help from Run Wild Missoula.... more

Get into a Back-to-School Running Routine

By EVA DUNN-FROEBIG - Autumn is one of the big running seasons in Missoula, and I find that this time of year is one of the best times to get into a running routine.... more

The Run of My Life: The Hardrock 100-Mile Endurance Race

By JOHN HART - This July, I ran the 100-mile Hardrock race in Colorado. I often thought about the encouragement the Missoula running community gave me in the effort.... more