Trail Running Class: Advanced Spring 2019

Date: 04/04/2019
Cost: FREE


This class is now FULL - please check our website for future class offerings.

Run Wild Missoula is once again offering the Advanced Spring Trail Running Class designed to get you ready for a season of strong and healthy trail running.  This class will meet twice a week, with a Thursday morning workout and a Sunday morning long run.  This class caters toward the intermediate to advanced trail runner and is designed to get you ready for spring trail races such as Runner's Edge The Bitterroot Runoff and 11 Miles to Paradise; and, Run Wild Missoula's Pengelly Double & Single Dips.  This is a great opportunity to start the year off strong and ready for a fun trail running season!

This class is limited to 30 people; we will not maintain a wait list.  Run Wild Missoula membership is required.

We understand life happens; however, we ask that you plan to attend at least 6 of 8 Sunday classes, and 6 of 9 Thursday classes.  If you are unable to make this time commitment, we suggest not signing up for the class and allowing another member who is able to commit to take the spot. 

Who should take this class:

  • Intermediate to advanced trail runners, who have the desire to get better at trail running and have goals for their upcoming trail running season;
  • Participants should have experience running on trails, be able to run a single mile in 8 minutes, and run for up to 90 minutes in duration.  If this is too much for you at this moment, please check out one of Run Wild Missoula's other Trail Classes (more information available here).
  • Participants should plan to attend at least 6 of 8 Sunday classes, and 6 of 9 Thursday classes
  • This class is limited to 30 participants.  No wait list will be maintained.

Class Schedule:

  • April 4 through May 27
  • Class will meet twice a week:
    • Thursdays at 6:15 AM at Run Wild Missoula office (in the basement of Runner's Edge; enter through alley)
      • Thursday classes will focus on a running workout, such as hill repeats and interval training;
      • Please bring a headlamp for Thursday morning classes, they will begin in the dark.
    • Sundays at 8:00 AM at various local trailheads
      • Location to be announced in advance each week;
      • Sundays classes will be a long run 

Cost: Run Wild Missoula is choosing NOT to charge for this class - in doing so, the hope is that participants will pass along what they consider the class to be worth in a donation to the Five Valleys Land Trust.  The donation to FVLT will aid with the development of area trails and open spaces.  Your opportunity to donate will be available on the class registration form. Thanks for helping us  give back to the open spaces we are so lucky to have in our backyards!

This class is limited to 30 people 

Class instructors:

  • Forrest Boughner: Forrest is returning for his third year of leading the Advance Trail Class.  He has spent the last few years exploring the mountains around Montana, working at Runner's Edge, and coaching trail runners.  Forrest also owns and operates a trail guiding company, Alpine Running Guides.
  • Adam Rasmussen - Adam is a Missoula transplant, but he might as well be a local. When he isn't working on his new business, Sentinel Craftsmen, you can find Adam running dicey mountain trails, enjoying a house pie at Biga, or throwing back a pint of local brew with friends. 

Learn more about the races we will be training for:

Bitteroot Runoff | April14th

11 Miles To Paradise | May 19th

Pengelly Double & Single Dip | June 1st

Questions?  Email Forrest Boughner

Not sure which class is right for you?  Check out Run Wild Missoula's other Spring Trail class descriptions here


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