Monthly BOP Social

BOP Run-Walk Socials are held at locations around Missoula, and occasionally in surrounding communities - from Frenchtown to Bonner to Stevensville.  Socials are based at parks, restaurants/breweries, or members' homes.  Most socials are potlucks and easy run/walk routes of 2-4 miles are identified for each event.

Run Wild Missoula organizes Back of the Pack socials on a near-monthly basis.  We make every effort to schedule these events around RWM and Runner's Edge races, and other major running and community events.  Because that challenge peaks in May and June, we will not be holding BOP socials these months.  We encourage you to enjoy the wealth of running opportunities and social settings for hanging out with buddies this time of year.

The BOP makes every effort to host socials nearly every month. There will be no BOP Socials in May and June due to the amount of major running and community events during this time of year. We encourage you to get out and enjoy these events with your BOP Buddies! 


UPCOMING BOP SOCIAL

Fall BOP Social

Saturday, October 3rd at 2:00 PM
Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge 

Please meet us at the Visitor Center (at the opposite end of Wildfowl Lane from the river trail parking area where we have met in the past). We will run or walk 2-4 miles on Wildfowl Lane.  Please note, this is not the river trail parking lot where we have met before.

Specific COVID-19 Precautions for this BOP Social:

  1. The group size is limited to 25.  RSVP by 12:00 PM (noon) on Friday, October 2nd is required to ensure we stay within the cap.  Please RSVP below.
  2. Spread out when running or walking (we know what 6 feet looks like by now).  Masks are not required while actively exercising, although some folks will choose to wear one anyway (and that's fine).
  3. Spread out and wear a mask before and after exercise.
  4. Please do not pose together for selfies (or other photos).
  5. Eating and drinking are not included in the plans for the day.



Do you have questions or need more information?  Email Back of the Pack Leader, Pam Gardiner

Run Wild Missoula Rules of the Run

  1. Stick to the designated route. We will tell you what the route is, but you are responsible for following it. In most instances, we will not have someone leading the way. Draw a map or write down directions if you need to.
  2. RWM discourages the use of headphones. If you choose to use them, you assume the risk of injury associated with head phones. Please be alert, especially when crossing streets.
  3. No dogs please.
  4. Do not run more than two abreast, especially on busy roads, sidewalks or multi-use trails. Yield to vehicles on the road. They are bigger than you.
  5. Be mindful of your language and conversation content during group runs given that we may have some young people joining us.
  6. We do not want to leave anyone behind. If you plan to finish your run in a place other than the designated route please tell someone. If you drop out of a run, please contact (or have someone contact) the run leader so we are not out looking for you.
  7. You are responsible for your safety while you are running. Obey all traffic signs and rules. Pay attention to your surroundings.
  8. If you are running on a road, please face traffic and run no more than two abreast. If there is a confrontation with a motorist, please be respectful and report any issues to the run leader.
  9. If you are injured during a run (or witness an injury), please report it as soon as possible to the run leader.
  10. If it is going to be dark during the run: Wear reflective clothing, headlamps and a flasher.
  11. If there are people pushing strollers: Those pushing strollers,please stay at the back and be mindful of other runners and traffic. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of the children in the strollers. Children may NOT ride bicycles next to adults during training runs.
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