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Roads, Tracks and Trails Memorial Run

Saturday, December 11, 2021

-159DAYS -13HRS -30MIN -8SEC

Roads, Tracks and Trails Memorial Run

On October 14th, 2020 our Montana running family lost a treasured friend and invaluable supporter. Tony Banovich, Race Director for the Missoula Marathon and Executive Director of Run Wild Missoula, was kind, generous, and encouraging of all, welcoming countless new runners over the years. He was deeply dedicated to both Missoula and Montana running communities.

 

RWM would like to thank BibRave, Event Southwest, and the Louisville Running Company for creating The Tony Banovich Roads, Tracks, and Trails Memorial Run in 2020. This event challenged participants to run or walk 4.35 miles – the average daily distance of Tony’s 1,731 day run streak – while raising funds for the Tony Banovich Memorial Fund, furthering Tony’s legacy of supporting running and walking throughout Missoula and Montana.

 

The Montana running community has waited more than a year to celebrate Tony’s life and legacy together in person. Run Wild Missoula is pleased to announce that the Tony Banovich Memorial Run will take place on Saturday, December 11th at the Missoula County Fairgrounds at 11:00 AM.

 

The course will include a little roads, tracks, and trails in and around Playfair Park. Post run, participants are invited to gather inside with Diet Pepsi and Swedish Fish (Tony’s favorite) in remembrance of him. Members of the Banovich family will be in attendance.

After this year’s in-person event, The Tony’s Banovich Road, Tracks, & Trails Memorial Run will move to an annual virtual only event. The virtual event will continue to raise funds for the Tony Banovich Memorial Fund.

Date:

December 11, 2021

Start Time:

11:00 AM

Start Location:

Missoula County Fairgrounds Culinary Building

Course:

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– Audrey P.