Run Wild Missoula's history dates back to 1986 when the Missoula Road and Track Club was formed. The club started organizing several races, group runs, and published a newsletter-- all with volunteer power. The club continued to be volunteer-run and activity throughout the years varied depending on volunteer interest.
In 2007, Jennifer Straughan approached the Missoula Road and Track Club about organizing a marathon. At that point the club was doing very little. Jennifer was able to generate excitement about the marathon and the club decided to change its name to Run Wild Missoula and became a 501c3 non-profit organization. Run Wild Missoula, they decided, would sound more inclusive to all runners and walkers regardless of age or ability.
The first Missoula Marathon was a success. And after its third year the race was named the #1 marathon in the country by Runner's World magazine readers. In 2011 it was named the Montana Tourism Event of the Year.
Run Wild Missoula now has three employees, a Board of Directors and hundreds of other volunteers. The club has over 1,500 members, organizes over a dozen races a year, several training classes, weekly group runs, monthly seminars and more. Lace 'em up and join today!
Photo by Neil Chaput de Saintonge
Jan 27: Tuesday Track
Jan 28: Last Wednesday Beer Run
Jan 31: Saturday Breakfast Club Runs
Feb 03: Tuesday Track
Feb 07: Saturday Breakfast Club Runs
Feb 10: Tuesday Track
Feb 14: Catch 'Em If You Can 5K
Feb 14: Saturday Breakfast Club Runs
Feb 17: Tuesday Track
Feb 21: Saturday Breakfast Club Runs
Feb 24: Tuesday Track
Feb 25: Last Wednesday Beer Run
Feb 28: Saturday Breakfast Club Runs
Mar 03: Tuesday Track
Mar 07: Saturday Breakfast Club Runs
Mar 10: Tuesday Track
Mar 14: Run For the Luck of It