Member Spotlight: Dakota Umbel

Where are you from? What brought you to Missoula or kept you here?  I am from The Plains, Virginia, a small rural town about 50 miles west of D.C. My mom is originally from Sydney and my sister’s name is Montana. I like to think I’ve always had a connection with the state. In 2012 […]

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Member Spotlight: Sara Boughner

Where are you from? What brought you to Missoula or kept you here?  I was born and raised in Flagstaff, Arizona, the Missoula of the Southwest. The UM School of Physical Therapy initially attracted me to Missoula, while the welcoming community and surrounding mountains sealed the deal. When did you start running and why?  I […]

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Member Spotlight: Jesse Carnes

Where are you from? What brought you to Missoula or kept you here?  I grew up in Colville, Washington, which is a small town north of Spokane. I came to Missoula to attend the University in 2004. I chose Missoula because of the active outdoor community and its reputation as a progressive, forward-thinking bunch of […]

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Member Spotlight: Sally Canata

  Where are you from? What brought you to Missoula or kept you here?   I grew up in Seattle and came to Missoula via Alaska. I lived out of a backpack for 6 years and was a tour guide in Alaska and Mexico.  I met my husband in Alaska where the odds are good but […]

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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 […]

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Member Spotlight: Brian Thrapp

Brian Thrapp  I grew up in Missoula, camping every weekend during the summer, skiing at Marshall during the winter.  I left after high school, waiting tables in northern VA for a few years before joining the Navy for six years.  I returned to Missoula in 1991 and hope to never move again, unless it is […]

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Alpine Physical Therapy: Tips for High Performance Knees

The forces crossing the knee with jumping, pivoting, kicking, and running can be staggering. Injury, pain, weakness, and a general loss of stability in the knee can create a host of problems that can bench an athlete. Its location between the hip and ankle suggests that problems above or below the knee can be problematic. […]

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Meet Adam Rasmussen, runner, beer lover, and active member of Missoula’s trail running community. You might meet Adam in a Run Wild Missoula trail class, running up sentinel harnessed to his pit-lab mix, Winnie, or helping you with your latest house renovations. Adam is relatively new to Missoula, but his love for trails, Biga pizza, […]

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We are pleased to feature Jen von Sehlen as this month’s Member Spotlight.  Jen has served as Race Director for the Run for the Luck of It! race since inception eight years ago and currently serves as a board member for Run Wild Missoula.  She is active in the community and an inspiration to many. […]

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  If you’ve participated in the Galloway Missoula Marathon or Half Marathon training over the last five years, you’ve certainly met Jennifer Blood.  Passionate about Jeff  Galloway’s Run Walk Run method of running, Jen has provided encouragement and inspiration to fellow runners of all abilities and age.  A dedicated RWM volunteer, she’s also served as […]

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