Member Spotlight: Sam Gilbertson

This month’s member spotlight features Sam Gilbertson. Sam is a newer Run Wild Missoula member and a relatively new face in Missoula. He moved here for graduate school at the University of Montana and he wasted little time getting involved with our running community. Sam was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He recently moved […]

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Member Spotlight: Trisha Drobeck

This month’s member spotlight features Run Wild Missoula’s newly minted Executive Director, Trisha Drobeck. Trisha has been a long time member of Run Wild Missoula, participating in both classes and races over the years. Although her path to running came later in life, she has won the beloved Missoula Marathon four times and set the […]

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Member Spotlight: Tanner Pace

This month’s member spotlight features Tanner Pace. Tanner is from Missoula and has spent his life in the valley, with the exception of a short stint in Grenoble, France. Tanner first joined Run Wild Missoula as a high school cross country athlete to participate in local races. After spending four years playing lacrosse for the […]

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Member Spotlight: Ginny Elkins

This month’s member spotlight features Ginny Elkins. Ginny was born and raised in Missoula. Even though she is not a huckleberry aficionado, her roots run deep in Montana. She joined Run Wild Missoula in November of 2017 and the Club has played an integral role in her life ever since. When Ginny is not participating […]

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Member Spotlight: Jay Brooker

This month’s member spotlight features Jay Brooker. Jay has been a member of Run Wild Missoula since 2010 and an integral part of the running community ever since. He’s participated in many of our training classes and events over the years. Aside from being an avid participant, Jay also lends a helping hand at many […]

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Member Spotlight: Joanna Unruh

This month’s member spotlight features Joanna Unruh. Joanna is a newer member of Run Wild Missoula and a first-time participant in one of our Spring Trail Sessions. She, along with her husband and two daughters, relocated to Missoula in 2020 from Boulder, CO. Growing up in NYC, Joanna took an interest in the arts. She […]

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Member Spotlight: Russell LaFontaine

This month’s member spotlight features Russell LaFontaine. Russell has been a long time, active Run Wild Missoula member. He joined Run Wild Missoula in 2012 after completing the Missoula Marathon the year prior, which spurred his interest in racing. Russell grew up amongst the sandstone Rimrocks in Billings, MT but made Missoula his home in […]

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Crystal White Shield

Member Spotlight: Crystal White Shield

This month’s member spotlight features Crystal White Shield, who grew up in Northglenn, Colorado but is originally from Apache Y, Oklahoma. She is an enrolled tribal citizen of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. She also represents the Kiowa Tribe, also from Oklahoma. After she officially moved to Missoula 2013 with her kids, she went on […]

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Member Spotlight: Brenna Cassidy

Where are you from? What brought you to Missoula? I am originally from northern IL, but have been in the west for quite a while! I worked in Yellowstone National Park studying wildlife while working on my bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin and moved out there full time after graduating. After some years, […]

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Member Spotlight: Adam Peterman

Where are you from? What brought you to Missoula? Born and raised in Missoula. How long have you been running? Why did you start? I’ve been running for 12 years now.  I ran a little in 4th grade after my mom signed me up for a local 5k, but I didn’t really enjoy running until […]

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