Run Wild Missoula

Montana Trail Crew


As the sport of trail running grows, Run Wild Missoula hopes that Montana Trail Crew will continue to serve as a vehicle through which we can act as stewards of our local trails and a means to bind our state’s geographically sprawling trail running community. Montana Trail Crew operates a website that is the premier source of information and stories about Montana trail running people, places, and events; it organizes public lands stewardship projects, such as trial work days and hosts the annual Mountain Running Film Festival each fall in Missoula to build cohesion among Montana’s geographically sprawling trail running community.


Founded in August 2013 by a group of local trail runners, Montana Trail Crew became a part of Run Wild Missoula in January 2017. As an educational and conservation-based organization for mountain and trail runners, Montana Trail Crew is devoted to strengthening the Montana trail running community and advocating for the open space and wild lands where we run.


As one of Montana Trail Crew’s founders explained in 2013, “On the surface, we understand—as any trail runner does—that we need open spaces and healthy wild lands to do what we do. We need to safeguard access to the trails that we use every day.”



Upcoming Stewardship Opportunities:

Hosted by MTB Missoula and Friends of the M Trail that help out some of our well loved and heavily used running trails:

  • Trailwork will return on the Wallman Reroute on Tuesday, September 20th. For more information and to RSVP, click here.
  • Help repair and restore the M Trail this fall. There are several days and projects available. For more information and to sign up, click here



National Public Lands Day:

The nation’s largest, single day volunteer event for public lands and is on Saturday, September 24th. Here are a few local action items you can do on that day:


Mountain Running Film Festival:

Our biggest fundraising effort. Please join us Thursday, November 3, 2022. Door 6:00pm & films 7:00pm. More info and ticket click here.



Other Montana Trail Crew Resources:


"I was thinking about moving away last summer but the running club in the town where I was going to move doesn't begin to compare-and that was a big factor in my decision to stay here."

– Kelsi C.