The Missoula Marathon has been chosen as the 2011 Montana Tourism Event of the Year at the 2011 Montana Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation held in Helena, March 28-29.
"In recognition of an event that supports our vital downtowns and showcases the best of Montana, the Tourism Event of the Year honored the Missoula Marathon.
In four years, the Missoula Marathon has almost quadrupled in size bringing an economic impact to the area of $1.3 million during the 2010 event. For last year’s event, participants came from all 50 states plus as far away as Khazakstan and Singapore. 77% of the out-of-state participants said the marathon was their primary reason for traveling to Montana; and for every out of state participant, they averaged an additional two people that traveled with them to the state. With over 90% of the participants vowing to return for the event within 5 years, the economic benefits will only multiply.
In addition, the Missoula Marathon was named Runner’s World Magazine’s Best Overall Marathon in the United States in 2010, beating out larger, more well-known events like the Chicago Marathon, the Boston Marathon and the Big Sur Marathon."
Photo: Dariusz Janczewski
Pickle Juice, Whiskey and Blood: The (Other) Missoula Marathon Experience
April/May 2011 issue of RaceCenter Northwest Magazine featuring our own Trisha Miller on the cover
photo: Neil Chaput de Saintonge
Missoula Marathon - Scenic wilderness: a race runs through it
March/April 2011 issue of Marathon & Beyond
Thanks, Missoulians, for a great marathon experience
July 27, 2010
Thanks for marathon help, support
July 21, 2010
Record turnout in Missoula
July 19, 2010
Missoula Marathon: Go green team, go
July 12, 2010
Kiefer Hahn wins 2010 Missoula Marathon
July 12, 2010
Hahn out to defend men's title in Missoula Marathon
July 9, 2010
'Warrior' to go distance in Missoula marathon
July, 6, 2010
Dover Runner Represents First State in Montana Race
July 2, 2010: An interview with Delaware runner participating in Missoula Marathon.
Support for runners a priceless addition: Make marathon extra special by lining the streets and cheering
July 1, 2010: Volunteer Rick Ryan asks Missoula community to come out on Marathon day to entertain the runners and walkers.
Missoula Marathon seeks Delaware runner so all 50 states are represented
June 14, 2010: The Missoula Marathon will offer free registration to the first marathon registrant from Delaware so all 50 states will be represented. Since winning the best marathon in the United States from Runner's World magazine, the Missoula Marathon has a record number of people registered for the 2010 marathon.
Missoula Marathon named Best Overall Marathon
January 2010 issue of Runner's World