Run Wild Missoula
Missoula Marathon & Half Training Class
Feb 27 - June 26, 2022
The ORIGINAL Marathon (& Half) Training Group!
Since 2007, this class has been offered to Missoula area runners and is tailored specifically for the Missoula Marathon & Half Marathon. Run Wild Missoula has trained hundreds of runners of all abilities throughout the years to the iconic finish line on Beartracks Bridge! Never run a mile? Great! We got you. A seasoned runner or multiple Missoula Marathon finisher? We got you too! This is a great class to take whether you are a first-timer or repeat runner looking to successfully train for and complete either event during the Missoula Marathon weekend!
The class is frequently visited by special guests in the running community who offer guidance and expertise in gear, nutrition, injury prevention, mental training and motivation. You will be provided with weekly updates, tips and route maps. Upon registration, participants will receive a full training guide to Missoula Marathon & Half Marathon training as well as a training schedule for the class.
Registration opens January 13th. Class starts Sunday, February 27, 2022.
** Run Wild Missoula Membership is required, sign up HERE**
The class is $50.00. All registered participants receive a custom training shirt, community, discounted registration for Run for The Luck Of It! and Run For The Trees, and structured training by a team of supportive professionals.
This class meets on Wednesdays and Sundays for training runs. Participants will also receive full physical therapy and coaching advice throughout their training experience. Please note that registering for this class does not include registration for Missoula Marathon & Half Marathon. More class details and locations will be sent you once you have registered for the class.
If you’re interested in a discounted race entry or class entry, consider running for Youth Homes.
Questions? Please contact Sally
Feb 27 - June 26, 2022
Wed @ 6 PM Sun @ 8 AM
Meet Your Coaching Team!
Class Leader: Devon Lawler
Since running cross country and track in high school, Devon has continued to run as well as bike, both deepening his appreciation for what endurance sports can offer a person as well as his understanding of what goes into training. He has coached at the high school level and is excited to expand his experience into the world of marathons.
Physical Therapy Team: Matt Schweitzer and Kristina Pattison
Matt has been a physical therapist for 13 years. He enjoys working with runners and triathletes through the rehabilitation process to get them back to doing the activity they love. In working with Alpine Physical Therapy he has been part of the Missoula Marathon since moving back to Missoula in 2013. Some of his favorite places to run around Missoula are Mt. Sentinel and any of the trails around Blue Mountain. The Missoula Marathon holds a special place for Matt as that was his first half marathon in 2007, the first year of the Missoula Marathon!
Kristina Pattison works as a Doctor of Physical Therapy with board certification in orthopedics. She is also a certified specialist in strength and conditioning through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and a certified ultrarunnning coach through United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy. She officially opened her business, Flight Phase Coaching, during 2020 already helping many through race distances up to 250-miles. Kristina has extensive experience coaching and treating runners of every discipline, as well as running and racing across the globe. Kristina ran professionally for the La Sportiva Mountain Running team, from 2015-2020 competing internationally as an elite athlete in the Skyrunning World Series from 2014-2018. She also represented the US Track and Field team as a member of the Long Distance Mountain Running Team for the 2016 World Championships, helping the USA score fourth in the world.
Missoula’s Marathon Man: Tim Mosbacher
Tim Mosbacher is an experienced marathoner, having run 51 marathons around the United States and abroad. He is a former collegiate runner as well as a former high school cross country and track coach. After completing two “disappointing” marathons, in 2009 Tim joined the RWM Missoula Marathon training class. Three marathons later, Tim led the RWM Boston Training Group for a number of years. Tim has never run the same marathon twice, and has completed a marathon in every state, with 45 of those completed in a Boston Marathon qualifying time. He is a member of the 50 States Marathon Finisher Club, 50 States Sub 4 Hour Finisher Club, Boston 50 Running Club, and the Marathon Maniacs Club.
MM Record Holder: Trisha Drobeck
Although she’s ran more than 30+ marathon, Missoula is home turf and Trisha’s favorite course! Trisha holds the three fastest female times on the Missoula Marathon course, all three are sub 2:50. Trisha’s been promoted to Missoula Marathon Race Director, along with it her enthusiasm for the race is also elevated. Trisha coaches some friends of all abilities and has helped them exceed their goals. She is beyond pumped to be back with this class and helping runners get to the start line again!
As outlined in the waiver & acknowledgement, entry fees are non-transferable and non-deferrable. Please note you still need to register for the race!
No dogs please, with the exception of ADA Service Animals. Service animals must be on non-retractable, 6 foot or less leash.
Thank you to our sponsor!
Run Wild Missoula acknowledges that we are in the homelands of the Salish and Kalispel people. Today, we offer our respect for their history and culture, for their ancient and continuing presence in this landscape, and for the path they have shown us in caring for this place for the generations to come.