9:30 a.m. on Diva Day on the Community Medical Center Campus
Women - of all ages, generations, fitness levels, running enthusiasts, walkers, wheelers, strollers -can all benefit from the coming together to encourage each other, celebrate and enjoy a grand day for themselves. The grandmothers can inspire their granddaughters, the young ones can hop, skip and jump their way to a finish, mothers and daughters can cheer and run side by side for support. Memories are made in company of friends, colleagues, family and our 'competitors. This is the day for all of the women to be Divas, for fitness, for health, for the pure enjoyment of being out and on the move. Our gracious host is again Community Medical Center, and with their spirit and energy, the party will be better than ever.
Women: Come and celebrate your strength, your future and your past with your friends, daughters, mothers, grandmothers, nieces, all welcome!
Oct 1, packet pickup and registration
4:30-7 pm- Packet pickup and pre-race registration at Community Medical Center, Conference Room H, just inside the door marked Rehab, via the Fort Missoula Road entrance to Community Medical Center.
Oct 2, 5K and Full Schedule
8 - 9 am Race day registration at the start, and packet pickup. Come early!
9:15 am awards Call to the starting line, warm up stretch.
9:30 am 5K start
10:15 -11: awards , mixed with random drawing and fashion Show by Runner's Edge with fitness apparel, great giveaways and new fashionistas-Laurel Creek Clothing and Gifts and Beautiful Weddings for fashionable Divas
11:00 am Free Family Walk (no t-shirt, kids will create something to take home)
9-noon: Health, fun, dance and fitness activities and information all morning.
After the run, we encourage you to participate in Community Medical Center Women's Wellness Day. Hear from women's healthcare specialists and experts as they talk about heart health, cancer treatment, breast health, nutrition for women, and much more. There will be something for the whole family so please join in after the race.
Bring a little cash for the Big Dipper ice cream truck. If you buy a scoop of the October Flavor to acknowledge Breast Cancer Awareness month-- Pink Raspberry White Chocolate-- a portion of the proceeds goes to Community's Breast Cancer Foundation, helping local women manage their journey into the medical and financial ins and outs of breast cancer. And also bring some clothes to change into to stay for the Women's Wellness presentations by the medical staff at Community, starting at 11 a.m.
We've tightened up the schedule to allow you to come in, have a great race, enjoy the party/awards/fashions and then get going to your other million plus obligations on a Saturday. Or, you can stay til noon and keep on dancin' to the music.
Entry Fee & Registration
Race brochures will be available mid July all around Missoula. These forms can be picked up from, and completed entries can be left at, The Runner's Edge (Runner's Edge, 325 N. Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT, 406 728-9297) or mailed to Run Wild Missoula, PO Box 1573, Missoula, MT 59806.
Diva Costumes Are Encouraged. But leave your heels at home. Awards to best team diva styling, as judged by the crowd. Awards to best Diva girl and woman as well. This is your day to play!
The Place to Be
Community Medical Center Campus is just off of Reserve Street by way of Fort Missoula Road or South Avenue. Plan to arrive early and car pool if possible. There will be signs about parking, and please follow the parking directions and prohibitions.
The Start (Community Medical Center Campus )
9:30 am. Faster runners please gather in the front. Please make way for more competitive participants. The Course runs through Fort Missoula Heritage Center and thru the Fort Missoula Park before ending back at the Community Medical Center Campus. Click here to view a map of the course.
Baby Joggers, Strollers & Assisted Wheelchairs
All females are encouraged to participate in the All Women's 5K. Because of safety related problems with strollers and wheelchairs in the past, all strollers and assisted wheelchairs, regardless of athletic ability, must line up at the back of the starting field. Helmets are strongly advised, especially for infants and toddlers.
Timing done professionally by Perfect-Timing. Results are accurate, timely and made in Montana.
Water stations will be located on the 5K course and at the finish area. Medical assistance will be available at the end of the race.
For safety and courtesy, please do not bring radio headsets, dogs, bicycles, skateboards or roller-blades to the event. Runners are reminded to please watch for cars on the road at all times. Volunteers will help direct you at major intersections. Please run on the right side of the street, using the parking lane, unless marked otherwise.
Team - Corporate Challenge
Team of co-workers: We'll have prizes for the best diva teams, as determined by the crowd at the awards ceremony. So come dressed to show off.
Presenting sponsor and host: Community Medical Center
Energized by: Alpine Physical Therapy
Beautified by: Skin Chic
Special Thanks to: The Living Room and Runner's Edge
Thanks also to: Culligan Water, Exact Image, Lambert Family Chiropractic and Mountain FM 102.5
Results & Awards
Awards are give to the overall, masters, and top runners from each 5K age group category on race day. Overall winners do not qualify for age group awards. Age groups are in 5 year increments, so plan to run hard and bring home a Diva prize. Official results will be available at www.perfect-timing.org
Photo by Neil Chaput de Saintonge