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Run Wild Missoula thanks Sue Falsey for all she as done the last 8 years in making the Diva Day 5K a spectacular event for women.  Below Sue reflects on her running throughout the years and volunteering:                 First photo – back in May 1980, my first ever race! […]

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Diva Day – Course Marshals

Runners-thank a course marshal Diva Day runners: Every time you run, thank a marshal! I know you did this time and the marshals loved being there. A big thank you to: Thurston Elfstrom for organizing the men and to all the marshals: John Ault , Keith Blackwell , Kevin Boggs , David Boring , Steve […]

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Overall Diva - Janet Clark, showing off her style and grace in completing the course with her

Diva Day – October 4, 2013

Well, great! The weather finally cooperated this year. Sunny and bright, bright enough to show off all the grins and flashy outfits that almost a thousand women and girls wore for the 5K run and party on Diva Day, hosted by Community Medical Center. Photos do say more than words, so take a look at […]

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Alpine Physical Therapy: Training in New Directions

As a Physical Therapist who works with runners, there is one consistent area I find weakness even in very fit/strong runners – lateral (side motions). Running involves muscles to move you in a forward direction on flat ground, up hills, and down hills. The majority of strengthening most people focus on in legs is quads, […]

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View from the Back: It’s Not About the Broom

For the last couple of years, a new category of race volunteer has joined us at the Back of the Pack. More recently, they have been wearing special reflective vests with the stenciled title SWEEPER on the back. I used to picture sweepers wielding brooms at the end of a parade that features equestrian entries. […]

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Run Wild Missoula Executive Director: Friendships

We all know of the many positive benefits of running and walking – increased energy, improved health, positive emotional benefits, etc. And, I’ve experienced all of those first hand. But, the greatest value that I have received through the sport are the great relationships that I’ve made over the last 35+ years. I was reminded […]

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19th Annual Pumpkin Run Race Recap

          The overall winner at this year’s Pumpkin Run, finishing in 109th place with a time of 29:10, was Rob Gabriel of Missoula. Spend your $50.00 certificate at the Runners Edge wisely Rob and we will see if you can be first Pumpkin Run repeat winner next year. Because of the […]

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Training in New Directions

As a Physical Therapist who works with runners, there is one consistent area I find weakness even in very fit/strong runners – lateral (side motions). Running involves muscles to move you in a forward direction on flat ground, up hills, and down hills. The majority of strengthening most people focus on in legs is quads, […]

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Run Wild Missoula Executive Director: And Let The Fun Begin!!

So, my first week as your new Executive Director is in the books; and,……………..I survived!!!! Actually, it was a great first week in my tenure here at Run Wild Missoula and the Missoula Marathon. It all kicked off with having the pleasure of hosting the Tread Of The Undead Zombie Run 5.5K on Sunday, September […]

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Center of the Nation Series: 5 states in 5 days

After hearing stories about the Mainly Marathons Center of the Nation Series from Pam Gardiner and Darlene McLuskie last year, Julie and I decided to try to run the series this year. The Center of the Nation (CON) Series is 5 Half or Full Marathons in 5 states in 5 days. This year it was […]

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