Run Wild Missoula Executive Director: Respecting Boundaries
"Get In Shape" Class: August 13
Beginner Running 101 Class" September 6
Back of the Pack Bulletin
2017 Fall Race Updates
Member Spotlight: Catherine Redfern
Member Spotlight: Nomination Form
Around Town
 Tuesday Track, Every Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. at  Dornblaser Stadium

Huckleberry Run 5K, August 12, 8:30 a.m., Trout Creek

Beginner Running 101, Sept. 6, 6:00 p.m., Runner's Edge

Diva Day 5K, Oct. 7, 9:30 a.m., Community Medical Center



August 2017
Run Wild Missoula Executive Director: Respecting Boundaries
by Tony Banovich, Executive Director
It's been a little over a year since Five Valleys Land Trust (FVLT) made the announcement about their work to acquire over 4,000 acres of open space lands on and around Mount Dean Stone on the southeast edge of Missoula.  This project offers a huge opportunity to expand access to trails and outdoor recreation while protecting important plant and wildlife habitat.  To learn more about the overall Mount Dean Stone project, click HERE .
Obviously, this project is rather large in scope and complexity, involving multiple land owners, outright land acquisitions, conservation easements, user agreements and more.  Which means it's going to take some time to have all the puzzle pieces fully in place. 
As runners and outdoor enthusiasts, we know how exciting it is to have new trails and landscapes to explore.  But, we also need to be cautious about respecting boundaries as we're out on the mountain.  The entire mountain is not open to public access at this time.  There are numerous private holdings; and, there have been multiple reports of trespassing on private lands and private roads. 
Five Valleys Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy, Run Wild Missoula and the other project partners all want to see the community begin exploring the segments of Mount Dean Stone that are publicly accessible.  For guidelines on what parts of the mountain are open for exploration (and which aren't) and how to responsibly access those areas, click HERE for a FVLT project update.
Just as in other areas of our personal and professional lives, respecting boundaries is part of building strong relationships.  In order to make the full Mount Dean Stone project a reality, those relationships will be critical.  So, for long-term access to new trails and open spaces, please practice short-term respect of no-trespassing signs, private property boundaries and landowner requests.
As always, I'll see you on the roads, tracks and trails.
Are you a trail running junkie?  If so, try out the Trail Runner Nation Podcasts HERE.  Runners at every level will learn a lot about performance, rules of the trail, race reviews and the mental side of the sport.
Remember - if you have a running related podcast that you enjoy, let us know.  We'll review it and if it seems to be a good fit for our membership, we'll pass it along.
Happy podcasting.
"Get In Shape" Class: August 13
Run Wild Missoula presents "Get in Shape!" - a new Run-Walk- RunĀ® class designed by Jeff Galloway 
RWM members, have you fallen off the running wagon and need a good 5k to get you back in the groove?  Or, are you an avid runner looking to get friends and family involved in your sport?  Or, are you (or someone you know) new to running and want to learn all about it?
Get In Shape! is a brand new 10-week class that meets each Sunday at 8:00 am, beginning August 13, 2017.  Get In Shape! aims to prepare anyone for a 5k in time for the Diva Day 5K on October 7th and/or the Pumpkin Run on October 22nd.
Join Get in Shape! to improve your health, manage stress, make new friends who support your  goals, and build confidence with an active lifestyle.  All fitness levels are welcome and  encouraged to attend!  No running experience needed but participants should be able to walk for 20 minutes without stopping before the first class.
For more details and online registration click HERE
Beginner Running 101 Class: September 6
Join us for a fun training program that will start with running/walking intervals and gradually work up to continuous running and  completing a 5K !   This is truly a beginner's class, so don't be intimidated.   For more information and to register,  click HERE ! 
Back of the Pack Bulletin
REMINDER:  The  Back of the Pack Bulletin can be found at:

2017 Fall Race Updates
The River City Roots 4-Mile Run will take place on Saturday, August  26th .  Due to the temporary closure of the Madison Street footbridge, we'll be running on a new course - but, it should still be fun and fast.  We're proud to be able host this run on behalf of the amazing River City Roots Festival.  Head over to the RWM website and register today! Click HERE .


Want some incentive to keep up with your training after the Missoula Marathon or Half Marathon?  Looking for a course with amazing views?  Then the Sweathouse Half Marathon on September 16th (Saturday) will have you covered.  This rural course has spectacular views of the Bitterroot Range.  Taking place in Victor, it's our only race outside of Missoula.  Registration is now open on the RWM website. Click HERE!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 7th.  Community Medical Center will once again host the All Women's Diva Day 5K.  NEW this year - all participants will receive a finisher's medal!  Don't forget about the post-race awards for individuals and team, including most energetic and most original costumes!  Registration is now open on our website. Click HERE.

Our 22nd Annual  Pumpkin Run and Kid's Dash is a fun way to spend a  Sunday in the fall!  This year's courses will run along the Riverfront South and Milwaukee Trails.  For more information and to register, click  HERE!

Member Spotlight: Catherine Redfern
Catherine Redfern is a Montana native chosen for her consistent dedication to running and RWM events. You'll find Catherine hard charging at Tuesday track and out on the roads training for her next half or full. 
Where are you from? What brought you to Missoula or kept you here? 
I was born and raised in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley.  After spending 8 years in Helena, I came back to Missoula several years ago to be closer to family.
When did you start running and why?
I started running in college off and on as a way to try and stay fit(ish) but got more serious in 2009.
Member Spotlight: Nomination Form
Do you know someone from our Run Wild Missoula community that we should get to know better? With 1,500-plus members, we have a wealth of talent, passion, expertise, inspiration, and enthusiasm for running and walking among us.

Maybe it's someone who's been inspirational to you, achieved an insurmountable goal, demonstrated a courage to start (or re-start!), or clearly exemplifies the club's  core values. Perhaps there's another reason? 
If so, we'd like to hear from you!  Simply complete the form on the RWM website, which can be found HERE, and click submit.

Around Town

Run For The River 5K, August 11, 7:00 p.m., Hamilton.  For more information and to register click   HERE. 
Kickin Assphalt Half Marathon, 10K, August 19, 7:00 a.m., Great Falls.  Click HERE.

Flathead Lake 5K, August 19, 10:00 a.m., Lakeside, Montana.  Click HERE

Evaro Mountain Challenge, September. 30, Evaro.   See Facebook page. 
Run Wild,


Chris Everett, Running Wild Newsletter Editor

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