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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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Member Spotlight: Sally Henkel

Where are you from? What brought you to Missoula?  I grew up in Kentucky, running around the Daniel Boone National Forest. My dad has always loved Montana and we ventured out here as kids. When I was in high school, I looked at UM for college but worried that it was too far from home. […]

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Member Spotlight: Julie McCloskey

Where are you from?  What brought you to Missoula? I grew up in the Hudson Valley, NY but have been living out West in various spots for the past 10 years. I most recently moved from Vancouver, BC where I was studying Holistic Nutrition. After graduation, I had an extremely strong gut feeling that I […]

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Tony Banovich #2

Donation in Honor of Tony Banovich

Click here to donate to the Tony Banovich Memorial Fund. It is with an extremely heavy heart that we announce Tony Banovich passed away in his sleep on October 14th. Please respect his family’s privacy as they work through this unimaginable loss. In lieu of flowers, Tony’s family has asked for donations to be made […]

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Ask A Coach: Increasing Mileage

Q: “What or how is the best way to increase mileage? Is it by increasing a mile every week tacked onto my long run? Or if I run every other day, do I increase each of those runs? Or none of the above!?” A: From Tony Banovich, Executive Director of Run Wild Missoula Great question.  The […]

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Member Spotlight: 2020 Member Award Winners

This month’s Member Spotlight features the Winners from the Run Wild Missoula Annual Member Meeting. However, this year’s awards look a bit different thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic. With few in-person races and volunteer opportunities with the club, we decided to make things a little more interesting. We are pleased to recognize 10 members for their […]

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Ask A Coach: Weight v Pace

Q: “How much does weight really affect your pace?” A:  From Julie McCloskey, RHN, Wild & Well  Physiologically speaking, and looking solely at the overweight/obese population, this is not a super tough question. But since we are more than just a moving mass of bones and tissue, I have to both carefully consider the population who […]

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