Monday, May 3rd, 2021
It's finally starting to feel like spring outside, the wildflowers are in bloom and the grass is greening up. With the change in seasons also comes the emergence of wildlife, namely bears. Missoula has a healthy bear population that we live among. In the last few weeks, bears have been frequenting popular trails and areas around town. Be sure to carry bear spray, know how to use it, be aware of your surroundings, and make plenty of noise on trails. Bear spray can be purchased at several local retailers in town.

For more information about bears in Missoula, click here.
Current Happenings
It's Bloomsday Week! If you're looking for a local 12K route to do your virtual Bloomsday run or walk, we've got you covered. Here are three local routes to choose from: Rattlesnake; Fort Missoula; Playfair

As a reminder, the City of Missoula is requiring all dogs be leashed on Waterworks through May 31st to protect Missoula Phlox. Read more about Missoula Phlox and the leash order here.

Could you or someone you know be RWM's next Executive Director? Applications received by May 28th will be guaranteed consideration. For more information about the role and how to apply please visit http://bit.ly/RWMExecDir
Upcoming Races & Activities
The Wildflower Waddle is the first installment of the summer version of the Run for Missoula Virtual Race Series. Funds from this 15K will be used to support data collection efforts of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons in Montana by MMIP Montana. This walk or run will take place between May 10th and May 16th. Registration will close on May 9th at 11:59 PM. You don't want to miss out on the magnets for this series!

For more information and to register, click here.

The Pengelly Double Dip & Bob Hayes Single Dip will take place on Saturday, June 5, 2021. This year participants will receive a custom pair of socks, what trail runner or hiker doesn't love new socks?! Registration is open and spots are limited!

For mor information and to register, click here.
Weekly Activities
RWM Staff Hours
Our office is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Masks are required when you enter the building and while conducting business with staff members.

  • Contact Sally (sallyh@runwildmissoula.org) for questions regarding membership, Racemaker status, 1200/2000 Mile Club, or training classes


  • We are also available by phone, 406-544-7073
Stay Fit, Stay Active, Stay Healthy - Social distancing has been demonstrated as the best weapon that we have at this time in fighting the spread of this virus. We must do our part to ensure the health and safety of those around us. As such, we still encourage you to follow good social distancing and hygiene practices. 
  • If you have been vaccinated, we ask that you still uphold our covid guidelines with mask wearing and social distancing at all times
  • To the greatest extent possible, maintain at least 6-feet of separation from others
  • No hugs, handshakes, high fives, or elbow bumps
  • Wash your hands, or use hand sanitizer, before and after your run or walk
  • And, regularly wash your hands in between your runs and walks
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue, handkerchief, or the inside of your elbow
  • If you feel any sign of sickness or illness, stay home
  • If it seems overly busy where you intended to run or walk and it’s more congested than you are comfortable with, consider finding a different course/route/trail
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