Virtual Sweathouse Half Marathon

Wednesday, May 01, 2019


Run Wild Missoula is pleased to announce that the Sweathouse Half Marathon is adding a virtual component for 2019!  Don't miss the opportunity to run a simple, low-key half marathon in Victor, MT, while still receiving credit towards your 2019 Racemakers & Run Wilder!  The course is a scenic, looping route, starting and ending at Victor Park.  Runners and walkers are welcome and will enjoy the dirt and blacktop course!

This will be Run Wild Missoula's second virtual run.  We are continuing to broaden the range of options for runners and walkers. We look forward to testing the model again, learning what works (and what doesn't), and determining if we are able to host other virtual runs.

 

Registration: includes short sleeve tech tee, finisher's medal, counts towards Racemakers & Run Wilder, and more!  Open to Run Wild Missoula members only.  35 Participant Limit.

    • $45 - February 28th through April 4th
    • $55 - April 5th through May 31st

    Course Map: Click Here

    • Map to Victor Park:  Click Here
    • Guided route on Strava: Click Here
    • There will not be any aid stations or toilets available for the Virtual Sweathouse Half Marathon
    • The course will not be marked
    As outlined in the race waiver & acknowledgement, entry fees are non-refundable, non-transferable and non-deferrable.  To view the RWM race cancellation policy, click here.

    Per Run Wild Missoula event policies, dogs are not allowed to participate in this event with the exception of ADA Service Animals

    Questions?  Email Elly Foster

    WHAT IS THE VIRTUAL SWEATHOUSE HALF MARATHON?
    It is an opportunity for our members to participate in the Sweathouse Half Marathon without a time limit or date restriction. Run Wild Missoula is required to limit the number of participants for this race, due to permitting regulations. In order to respect these regulations and allow more members to participate in the event, we are adding the virtual component

    WHO IS THE VIRTUAL SWEATHOUSE HALF MARATHON FOR?
    Current Run Wild Missoula members will have access to the virtual race option for the 2019 Sweathouse Half Marathon.  The virtual race is meant for those who are not confident they are able to complete the race course in the time allotted (3 hours 30 minutes; 16 minute per mile average), for those who are unable to participate on Saturday, May 11th; or, who is new to the half marathon distance and would like to try out the distance in a less formal environment.

    WHEN IS THE VIRTUAL SWEATHOUSE HALF MARATHON?
    You can run the course and have the time count as your participation between Wednesday, May 1 and Friday, May 31.  However, we will not count your participation if you complete the course on Saturday, May 11 – this is the day of the Sweathouse Half Marathon which requires separate permitting.

    WHERE IS THE VIRTUAL SWEATHOUSE HALF MARATHON?
    It will take place on the same course as the Sweathouse Half Marathon.  The course will start and finish at Victor Park, and run through the Bitterroot Valley near Sweathouse Creek.  Click Here for Course Map.  Run Wild Missoula will not be marking the course.  You will need to follow the route through Strava or the course map posted on the event page - both linked above.

    HOW WILL THIS ALL WORK?
    Once you are registered for the virtual run, you will receive a confirmation email containing an invitation link to the club and event on Strava. You will need to join the Run Wild Missoula Strava club to join the Virtual Sweathouse Half Marathon event.

    WHAT IS STRAVA?
    Strava
     is a community of athletes from all over the world. Strava lets you experience what they call social fitness - connecting and competing with each other via mobile and online apps. Strava also provides the ability to map and track your runs via your smartphone or GPS watch.

    IS STRAVA FREE?
    Yes, Strava is a free service. There is no cost to record and share activities, and all basic features are free.

    HOW DO I TRACK MY RUN & WHERE DO I SEND IT?
    If you want to be eligible to participate in the virtual run, you need to track your run with a GPS enabled device. Whether a watch or a phone app, you will be able to track your run pretty easily. In the given time period. (5/1 – 5/31; excluding 5/11), you will track your run. You will have until 6/3 to email your results to the race director.

    If you do not have a Strava account, you will can create one - it’s super easy. If you DO have a Strava account, you will need to make the activity public in order for us to view the activity and all the data. Remember, you can set it back to private once we collect the data.

    You can upload your activities to Strava using any of the following methods:

    • Instantly upload from the Strava iPhone or Android app
    • Upload from a GPS device
    • Sync data from other fitness sites to Strava
    • Upload a file from your computer
    • Please note: We will not accept manually added activities for the Virtual Sweathouse Half Marathon

    WHAT DO I GET FOR THE REGISTRATION FEE?

    • Access to our virtual run group on Strava
    • Sweathouse swag
    • The opportunity to participate in the only RWM race outside of Missoula
    • This race will count towards your Racemaker tally & Run Wilder

    I WANT TO REGISTER MORE THAN ONE PERSON!
    Fantastic! The more the merrier. Run Wild Missoula membership is required.  Therefore, if you would like to register an additional person, they must also be a Run Wild Missoula member.

    I WANT TO COMPLETE THE VIRTUAL RACE WITH MY FRIENDS/FAMILY!
    What better way to experience the beauty of Victor and the Bitterroot Mountains than with family and/or friends!?  However, we do ask that you follow Run Wild Missoula's Rules of the Run.

    HOW & WHEN WILL I GET MY RACE SWAG?
    Race swag will be available at the Run Wild Missoula office (304 N Higgins Ave, basement of Runner’s Edge) beginning Thursday, June 6th.  We will not offer the option to have the race swag shipped to you.

    BY REGISTERING FOR THE VIRTUAL SWEATHOUSE HALF MARATHON, YOU AGREE TO OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS.
    Run Wild Missoula promotes and supports running and walking for all ages and abilities.  This year's Virtual Sweathouse Half Marathon is an experiment in broadening the range of options for runners and walkers. We look forward to testing the model, learning what works (and what doesn't), and tweaking it as needed going forward.  We want you to have a great experience and enjoy the views of the Bitterroot Mountains without the added pressure of needing to finish within a required amount of time.

    Questions?  Email Elly Foster

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