Thank You to Our 2018 Race Sponsor
Here are some things to keep in mind as you get ready for race day on Thursday
8K Packet Pick Up & Late Registration:
  • Wednesday 11/21; 12:00 - 4:00 PM at Run Wild Missoula (basement of Runner's Edge)
  • Thursday 11/22; 8:00 - 9:15 AM at University of Montana tailgate area (Parking Lot M)
  • We highly recommend you pick up your packet on Wednesday and avoid the crowd on race morning. Plus, you can stay in your warm car a little longer before the race starts!
  • 8K runners must check in at packet pickup to receive your bib with timing chip and winter hat (remember - winter hats only guaranteed for those who registered online before Noon on Tuesday, 11/20/18).
  • Late Registration is Available:
  • Online through race day - Click Here
  • In-Person on Wednesday 11/21; 12:00 - 4:00 PM at Run Wild Missoula (basement of Runner's Edge)
  • In-Person on Thursday 11/22; 8:00 - 9:15 AM at University of Montana tailgate area (Parking Lot M)
  • Packet Pickup & Late Registration will end promptly at 9:15 AM on race morning. This will give you plenty of time to warm up and make it through the bathroom line before race start. It will also give Competitive Timing enough time to get all of your data entered in the system for accurate race results.

3K Late Registration:
  • 3K runners are not required to check in at packet pickup; the 3K is untimed and does not include a bib or winter hat.
  • Late Registration is Available:
  • 3K participants must sign a waiver to participate in the event
  • Online through race day - Click Here
  • In-Person on Thursday 11/22; 8:00 - 9:15 AM at University of Montana tailgate area (Parking Lot M)
  • Late registration will end promptly at 9:15 AM on race morning. This will give you plenty of time to warm up and make it through the bathroom line before race start. It will also give Competitive Timing enough time to get all of your data entered in the system for accurate race results.

Remember, we encourage all race participants to make non-perishable food or monetary donations to the Missoula Food Bank.   For every pound of non-perishable food donated as part of the run, Run Wild Missoula and Runners Edge will match that with a donation of $1 - up to $1,000. This donation will go to The Salvation Army of Missoula to help support their facility as a Designated Warming Center this winter. Missoula Food Bank Most Needed Items

Start Times:
  • 8K - 9:30 AM
  • 3K - 9:40 AM

Course Information:
  • Click Here for 8K Map
  • Click Here for 3K Map
  • Both races start and finish at University of Montana tailgating area - Click Here for a map of the venue
  • We expect around 800 runners in the 8K and 700 in the 3K. With that many runners, the course may be a bit more crowded than in the past. Please be kind and courteous in sharing the course with your fellow runners and walkers.

Dogs, Bikes, & Strollers:
  • Dogs are not permitted in this event.
  • Bikes are not permitted in this event.
  • Strollers are welcome; but, we do ask that you start near the back of the pack and be especially cautious when maneuvering around fellow runners and walkers. 

Parking:
  • We highly recommend carpooling!
  • There is a large parking lot at the Adams Center on the University of Montana campus; parking on campus is free
  • With over 1,400 participants expected, you will want to arrive early enough to find parking and get yourself to the start area on time

Toilets:
  • Portable toilets will be available near the start line
  • Please allow enough time to get through the lines before the races start

Weather:
  • Current forecast calls for morning temps in the low to mid 30's with a mostly cloudy skies; and, temperatures topping out in the low 40's
  • The forecast from the National Weather Service can be found HERE.

Awards:
  • So that everyone can get back to family activities, there will be no awards ceremony
  • The top 3 men and women in the 8K will receive Thanksgiving food goodies as prizes
  • There are no age group prizes for this race

Be Social!
  • Don’t forget to share your race day photos on social media!
  • Use the hashtag #TurkeyDay2018 and tag @runwildmissoula
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